We are delighted to announce that the Apollo Players are starting a new community cinema.

What about the Big Screen Club, you may ask?  Sadly the person who used to run BSC is no longer able to do so, so we’ve taken the opportunity to review and revamp the concept of a film society at the theatre.

We believe that community cinemas are an excellent way to bring film to discerning audiences.  There are a number across the Island, so we shall be joining a small but illustrious group.  We plan to move away from afternoon performances, which not everyone can attend, towards proper evening performances as part of a more structured and enjoyable ‘evening out’ in the beautiful ambience of the Apollo Theatre; the bar will open at 6.00pm offering drinks and snacks and the films will go up at 7.00pm.  There will be ‘theme nights’ from time to time, reflecting the film itself – probably French, Italian and Indian in the first season – when we shall offer appropriate snacks, wine or cocktails, perhaps dress up …

And of course the films themselves will be chosen from a wide range, some with a ‘theatrical’ theme, some less well-known ones which perhaps have shown at local commercial cinemas but only very briefly, or which don’t come round again and people would like to see/see again.  There will be the occasional more obscure one, but to begin with we shan’t go too wild on foreign subtitled arthouse films unless our audiences are keen for a particular showing.

We plan that the film society will start at the same time as the Apollo Players’ 2015/16 season, ie September 2015, to give us time to get it up and running.  The films will show on Thursday evenings once a month with the exception of December and August, so there will be ten opportunities in the year to have an evening out and watch a good film.  The actual dates of the showings will be confirmed on this website and in the paper as soon as the new season production dates are confirmed.

Membership

Annual membership will cost £10.  Members can see all the films for £2 per film.

If on the other hand you just want to come occasionally, the ticket price for non-members will be £5 a head per film.  So if you want to see more than six films, annual membership is probably a more economical option for you.

Watch this space for more news!

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