Christmas is coming....

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at Shere Village Cinema and we have got three fantastic films for you in December: 

The-big-sickThe Big Sick

Sunday, December 17th 2017 at 8.30pm

The Big Sick is hotly tipped to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2018. It scores a massive 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.7/10 on IMDB. This is a must-see film!

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his stand-up sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Tickets available now - click here

 

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Thursday, December 28th 2017 at 2pm

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.

"Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle. It scoped many awards including an Oscar for the Best Music, Original Score.

Tickets available now - click here

 

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Thursday, December 28th 2017 at 7.30pm

Get your dancing shoes on and tune your singing voice and join us for our Christmas Celebration.

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed - filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of 'talkies', Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era - paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont. And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden, Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time ... until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice.

Singin' in the Rain was nominated for 2 Oscars and received rave reviews. It scores a massive 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.3/10 on IMDB. 

This event will sell-out quickly so please book your tickets TODAY. The deadline for ticket sales is December 15th 2017PRE-BOOKED TICKETS ONLY! Click here.

Christmas Celebration 2017

We are very excited to reveal our 2017 Christmas Special event....

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Get your dancing shoes on and join us for our Christmas Celebration on December 28th at 7.30pm.

There will be plenty of festive merriment including refreshments, canapés, a bar and maybe a little bit of singing and dancing and who knows...maybe a bit of rain! Please do dress up if you want although this is totally optional! Colourful brollies are, however, compulsory (only joking!)

We will be showing one of the best musicals EVER - Singin' in the Rain! 

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed - filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of "talkies," Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era - paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont. And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden, Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time... until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice.

Singin' in the Rain was nominated for 2 Oscars and received rave reviews. It scores a massive 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.3/10 on IMDB. 

This event will sell-out quickly so please book your tickets TODAY. The deadline for ticket sales is December 15th 2017PRE-BOOKED TICKETS ONLY! Available online and in our Shere village shops: Ye Olde Sandwich Shoppe  & Crumbs.

Tickets cost £10.00 and includes pre-movie canapés. 

We only have a limited number of tickets available so please book early. Head on over to the What's On Page and secure your tickets today!

 

Cinema Scoops Two National Film Society Awards

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We are delighted to have won two Film Society of the Year Awards 2017, at a ceremony held in Sheffield on November 11th. Hosted by Cinema for All, the awards have been running for 48 years and celebrates the hard work of the volunteers who bring film to communities all across the UK. It is the biggest gathering of film societies, community cinemas and film clubs and is the most coveted event in the annual calendar.

This is the first year that Shere Village Cinema has entered the competition and we received three nominations and two wins.

The first award was won for Best Marketing and Publicity. The Chief Executive of Cinema for All, Deborah Parker, who announced the winners with the following citation: 

"This group began screening films as they were ‘inspired by their passion for story.’ What a great reason to come together and screen films. The judges were impressed by the range of communication methods used by this winning group – no shop window has been spared, no Tweets left unsent, no Newspaper columns left alone. They have approached their publicity from all angles, while ensuring that who they are and what they stand for always comes across. This is the sort of group whose authenticity can’t be bottled."

Our marketing campaign over the last twelve months has included the film programme posters, display board, cinema gazebo (which visited the Shere Hill Climb and Shere Street Party), local publicity and press advertising. The advertising has increased awareness for the cinema by reaching a broader market beyond the boundaries of the local villages, and as a result, increased the average audience attendance to 65 people per film.

Our second win was for the Filmbankmedia Audience Award. There were over 220 cinema entries in this category which involved asking audience members to complete the statement: ‘My local community cinema is an important part of our community because…’ We asked members of our audience to submit their comments for entry into the competition. The judges were impressed by the pride, appreciation and gratitude expressed by you all, and how the cinema has become a vital village hub for everybody to meet up with friends. As one audience member said, ‘Shere wouldn’t be the same without our beloved village cinema.’

Filmbankmedia presented Shere Village Cinema with a crystal star award and a cheque for £1,000 towards new cinema equipment. Angus Cormie, Chairman of Shere Village Cinema said, “The committee will think carefully about how best to spend this money so that we can continue growing the cinema and provide the best out-of-town cinema experience for the community.” Watch this space!

In addition to the two big wins, we were also presented with two commendations for Best Single Event and Community Award.

Speaking at the ceremony in Sheffield, Jayne Cormie of Shere Village Cinema said, “We are so very proud of our current committee, the founding team, and of course our amazing audience. These awards are for us all and a huge thank you for all your support.”

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The full list of winners:

Best Marketing and Publicity - Shere Village Cinema

Filmbankmedia Award - Shere Village Cinema

Best New Society - The Picture House Ballyclare

Community Award - Leigh Film Society 
(Shere Village Cinema achieve a commendation in this category)

Best Student Cinema - Film Unit

Film Discovery Award - Leigh Film Society

Best Film Programme - Deptford Cinema

Best Single Event - Aunty Social
(Shere Village Cinema achieve a commendation in this category)

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual - David Mcloughlin from Metamorphosis

Roebuck Cup - David Saitch from Hurst Films

Engholm Prize (Film Society of the Year) - Leigh Film Society

Film Society Film of the Year - I, Daniel Blake

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Pitching our cinema to Tom Hanks!

I never miss an opportunity to promote Shere Village Cinema so I went along to meet our biggest ‘crowd-pleasing actor’, Tom Hanks, in London at his recent book signing. As he was signing my book, I explained that I was going to raffle it at our Christmas Celebration in order to raise money to donate to charity. He was absolutely fascinated and wanted to know all about the cinema; where it is, how many seats it has, if we sold tickets, how often we show films and what types of films we screen. He was also mightly impressed with how much money we have raised for charities and he wished us all the best in the future. 

Below are some photo's of Tom asking me all about Shere Village Cinema...

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I also invited him to come along anytime he’s in town so watch this space! 

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