I am on the verge of setting up a film club as part of the wider project of The Tree House. It’s always been part of the plan, when we get premises, to have film nights, but until permanent premises are found, there is no reason why we can’t start a film club straight away. I am waiting for confirmation from a venue in central Kenilworth, I hope to hear very soon; but for now I am interested in hearing from anyone who would like to join.
The club will focus on films that have a level of artistic content, and things you don’t often get to see at the cinema or on television, though I am planning a good variety of films. I have access to a great DVD library! There will of course also be the option for members to suggest films.
The reason for having a club rather than simply advertising films is twofold. One is that the licencing is both cheaper and less complicated if we do it this way and only advertise the films within the club (we can advertise the club though!), and if we don’t charge on the door but have a club subscription system. The other is that it enhances the community aspect that is integral to The Tree House Bookshop as a project.
Film evenings are likely to be Saturdays, fortnightly, with films probably starting at 7.30pm. There will then be time afterwards to go on for a drink and/or to discuss the film. It will be a good value Saturday night out!
So do get in touch with me, either here or via email – victoria @ treehousebookshop . co. uk (without the spaces) if you are interested in being on the mailing list. No commitment, just in case you want to be kept informed about developments.
In the meantime, keep spreading the word, and especially about the PleaseFund.Us campaign, trying to raise £1000 towards the project – the pledges currently stand at £510 with 44 days to go, which is fantastic! Very generous supporters.