Film Nights in Yew Tree Hall
Since we began showing films in Yew Tree Hall in 2016 Film Night has become a popular fixture in the local calendar. High quality, portable digital cinema equipment is supplied by Arts Out West and films are obtained from Cine North or Eden Arts soon after their general release. The screen is large, nearly filling the width of the hall, meaning the experience is much more akin to a trip to the cinema than a slide show in a village hall. A group of 4-6 stalwarts assemble on the afternoon to erect the film and make sure the projector works – usually a slightly stressful experience! And many hands make light work of the clearing up afterwards – it’s great that lots of people pitch in.
Our very first film was The Lady in the Van – this was a test run and proved there was an appreciative audience for the right films. Since then we have had a variety of films including La La Land, Bridget Jones’ Baby, Bridge of Spies, Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Most recently 40 people turned out on a cold January evening to see the excellent Hidden Figures. Films are chosen by request (and benevolent dictatorship!) from those available from the promoter at the start of the season (September or January).
Film Nights are on a Tuesday, towards the end of the month. Doors at 7, we start showing promptly at 7.30 and we have a bar. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for children. All profits go the Yew Tree Hall.