A couple of month’s ago I made a presumption that we wouldn’t be screening again until November, possibly even next year. Even before we locked-down it became apparent that screenings would be irresponsible and, as we progressed through the initial phases of lockdown, nothing really changed that. We all stayed in, we washed our hands, and suddenly here we are in the ‘Bailiwick Bubble’ and so I’m really pleased to confirm that we will start screening films again on Wednesday 22 July 2020.
At the time of writing this I’m awaiting a confirmation about the licence (nothing ever changes) for our first film and event details will be released soon.
Much will be the same as before, we’ll still be offering an interesting and varied selection of films, but there will also be some changes…
Firstly, we’ll be introducing a varied ticket price. You’ll be able to choose between £5, £7 and £10. Although we think that £7 is a fair price for a movie, it is hoped that the £5 option might encourage a few more people to give us a go or just make it a bit more affordable where needed. The £10 option is our ‘donation’ price for those people that want to give a bit of extra support. These prices will be available when booking online and paying on the door. We’ll also use this pricing structure when screening at Beau Cinema.
Secondly, and perhaps most nervously, we are going to trial not naming the film before the evening. This is a big change as we are asking you to come along, be adventurous and trust us. The poster for each screening will give a general idea of the tone / theme and we will still give BBFC ratings info so that you can make an informed choice regarding ‘content’.
I hope that both of these changes will be positive and add something to our screenings. I’ll be updating the website over the next couple of days and more information about our first screening will be released shortly.
Thank you for you continued support, I hope to see you soon.
Please be advised that, regretfully, the following screenings have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID 19 (coronavirus) situation:
Chained for Life (25 March)
A Long Days Journey Into Night (29 April)
I really didn’t want to make this decision but feel that, given the current advice being issued, it’s the sensible thing to do. Clameur Du Cinema simply does not have the ability to abide by the recommended social distancing guidelines and run financially viable events.
All tickets already purchased will be refunded.
I love screening films but it’s just a hobby and I’m pretty sure that everyone could do with a break from my terrible intros and awkward raffle.
Please remember that you can the latest information and guidance on COVID 19 (coronavirus) at https://www.gov.gg/coronavirus.
We are planning to return on Wednesday 27 May with a screening at Beau Cinema. We’ll be announcing the film soon, once the licence is confirmed, and I think it’ll be a real BIG SCREEN treat.
Please accept my apologies for any disappointment and I hope to see you all in May!
Regards and thank you for you ongoing support!
Clameur Du Cinema is all about bringing people together to watch films and, due to the current situation, I just wanted to highlight the following regarding our upcoming events…
There is currently no advice suggesting that public events should be cancelled / postponed. At present, all listed screenings will take place as planned. Please be assured that we will follow the latest advice as it evolves and act accordingly.
We are guests at our screening locations and we will act according to and in full support of any future decisions regrading events and hire.
If you are due to attend one of our events and are ill, or even just in doubt, please contact us and we will refund your ticket. We advise caution and consideration for yourself and fellow attendees in all cases. This is no different to any other time.
Clameur Du Cinema operates on a ‘covering costs’ basis. We are not sponsored or funded by any external group so if audiences decide that they wish take a break from attending events we will also take a break. We’ll go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for this all to blow over.
In the event that any of our screenings are cancelled please accept our apologies for any disappointment and / or inconvenience caused. Full refunds will, of course, be provided.
If you are concerned about COVID-19 please note that there is lots of great advice and info at gov.gg/coronavirus
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I’m going to do a spot of housekeeping over the next couple of days which will probably involve a change of themes. Normal pretentious musings will recommence shortly… and I’ll be making a real effort to blog more regularly (because no one has ever said that before).