DARTMOUTH FILM SOCIETY - 20+ YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG!
Dartmouth Film Society was started at the beginning of 1997 after the closure of the local cinema, with an Arts Council grant just enough to buy a cranky 16mm projector and speakers. With no fixed abode, the DFS Team took films to restaurants, hotels and even a local beach with a showing of Jaws – and felt honoured within the year to be granted the BFFS Best New Film Society Award.
Now, 20+ years on, things have changed somewhat. Our permanent home is now the recently refurbished Guildhall, with its upgraded equipment and comfy new seats - and we’re pleased to report that we’re still going strong.
We’re delighted to welcome regular guests at every screening and have a core number of loyal members – but we’re always ready for more…
One of the main benefits of becoming part of the DFS Club, apart from the eclectic mix of film genres - modern and classic, drama and comedy, music, documentary, foreign and more - must of course be the price per film. We aim to show twenty per year which makes the cost an incredible £1.70 per film if you join before the end of January, and £1.90 if after. With an extra film showing added in 2017 to celebrate our 20+, this surely must make it the best value Film Club around.
We aim to make film evenings more enjoyable with drinks and snacks available before the start and during the interval; our bar prices too (still no price increase this year!) are extremely reasonable, with a decent glass of wine or beer for just £2 and soft drinks for less – where else in town can you enjoy a drink and a good film for under £4?? Add to this the relaxed, friendly atmosphere, free film hire for members, 50/50 raffle, early finish for those ‘across the water’, free Christmas party with food and complimentary drink for members, concessions on special events etc. and we think we’re offering a pretty good deal.
As a special incentive to entice new members we’re going to go a bit mad! In Join-Up January, not only will a year’s membership only cost £35 if you join before the end of January, (£40 thereafter) but there’s a special BOGOF offer – Buy One Guest Ticket and Get One Free – for the whole of the month.
With all this on offer at your friendly local Film Society Club, how can you resist? We look forward to welcoming you there very soon.
All you need to do is come along and enjoy it with us - join at any fortnightly Thursday screening - check our website and facebook page for details and dates: www.dartmouthfilmsociety.org.uk or http://www.facebook.com/dartmouthfilmsociety
or contact Barbara Bardwell: 07974 781021/e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bar open 7.00pm. Film start 7.30pm. Guest tickets available on the night for £4.00 each (£5 from Dec) from ‘The Windjammer’ Victoria Road between 7.00pm & 7.25pm only.
No guest tickets will be sold on the door.
Keep a lookout for films you think we should show and put them forward as your nominate films that you would particularly like us to screen bearing in mind that we won’t be able to accommodate everyone’s suggestions!
Give your nominations to us on film nights or email them to: email@example.com