The Woman in Black: Friday 19 October

“A hoot of an old-fashioned British horror film.”
The Hollywood Reporter

“Director James Watkins expertly uses shadows and empty spaces to create a percolating sense of dread.”
The Daily Telegraph

We’re now taking advance bookings for our second screening, THE WOMAN IN BLACK (12A).

The story, based on Susan Hill’s best-selling novel and hit stage play,  follows lawyer Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe, recent graduate of Hogwarts) as he is forced to confront the eponymous nasty menacing a remote community.

The film is the first to be released by the newly resurrected Hammer Films and promises plenty of atmospheric chills in the run up to Halloween.

This is very much a classic ghost story, playing on viewers’ imaginations (hence the film’s 12A rating). What better story to share in a village hall on the edge of an ancient churchyard in our very own unlit ‘remote community’?

We’ll dress the hall in suitably macabre fashion, offer soft drinks and comfort food at reasonable prices (you’ll have to supply your own stiff drink, if that’ll help) and set the open fire if it’s a raw night.

We guarantee you won’t have experienced a movie event quite like this before, so come if you dare. Afterwards we can all head to the Fox & Hounds for communion with spirits of a very different kind (or any other tipple of choice). It promises to be a night to remember, and there’s safety in numbers…

…But get your tickets fast as demand promises to be high! Advance tickets are available by emailing llancarfancine@gmail.com, or pop into the pub and enquire at the bar.

Membership perks

We’ve been hugely encouraged by the support shown for our membership scheme.

Income from subs helps to underwrite our film programme and provides a degree of financial security, enabling us to plan future events without worrying where the money is going to come from.

But more than that, members are the lifeblood of our humble enterprise. Their long-term commitment is a spur to volunteers whose efforts are only rewarded when people turn out in support of what we’re doing.

So it’s only right that members should themselves be rewarded, and in time new ways to say thank you (and hopefully encourage others to join) will be offered.

At present, members can take advantage of discounted ticket prices and free refreshments at special events.

We also offer members the opportunity to borrow films from our DVD library, at no extra cost. The library comprises titles from our programme, made available immediately after they have been screened in the village hall.

In time the library will grow and give members the opportunity to catch up with a film they missed, or savour a second time around. Please email llancarfancine@gmail.com if you’d like to take advantage of the DVD library.

From this point on, we also offer members the chance to share announcements or other notices at monthly screenings (e.g. birthdays, events, fundraising activity etc.). Please email details if you have anything you’d like to share with the audience, and your notice will be read out by a volunteer as part of the introduction before a film screening.

We also want to involve the membership in programming decisions. From the Spring season onwards we’ll offer members the opportunity to suggest film titles which will then be put to the vote. The most popular titles from member ballots will appear in future programmes.

If you’re not already a member you can join by following the steps described on this page, and full membership details can be found here.

Opening night: a resounding success!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our launch party and screening of THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL last Friday.

The film played to a full house and judging from feedback we’ve received, a good time was had by all:

“[C]ongratulations on the launch of the cinema club!  Great evening and we thoroughly enjoyed the film.”

“[V]illage life at its best! A fab evening, we’re looking forward to the next screening!”

“Thank you and your team so much for taking the time to set up the community cinema. We had a great time, we loved the film and there was a really good atmosphere.”

“Congratulations on such a successful first screening.”

*BLUSHES*

Here’s a selection of snaps from our official photographer:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

It’s official: opening night is SOLD OUT

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets in advance: it promises to be a great night (with barely enough room to swing a samosa*).

There will be no tickets for sale on the door, but if you missed out and are keen to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel locally on the big screen  you can still catch it at the Big Screen Vale in Cowbridge Town Hall on Thursday 27 September from 7.10pm.

*Warning: samosa swinging can result in injury if conducted in confined spaces. 

Opening tickets selling fast!

We held an open day at the village hall yesterday, selling tickets and running one final technical rehearsal before Friday’s opening performance.

It was a great success, and we’re now down to our last few tickets.

So if you plan to join us and haven’t yet booked your tickets please do so asap or risk missing out!