CLOSE-UPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

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Close-Ups Events
These events are enjoyable, informal and sociable with no prior knowledge of the films necessary and opportunities to gain insights into many different aspects of film via a combination of input, informal discussion and a variety of fascinating film clips.

Our Close-Ups events are £5 for members and their guests, otherwise £6, which includes complementary refreshments.   This can be paid on the door but please book your place in advance by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required as this helps us with catering and photocopies!

  Film Close-Ups
  Social Events
  Other Events
 
  Thursday 8thMarch 6pm   PRE-FILM MEAL AT THE RIVERSIDE
  Thursday 15thMarch 7.30-9.30pm   PUBLIC ENEMIES ON SCREEN
  Friday 15thJune   ALL DAY TRIP TO ALDEBURGH AND ITS CINEMA

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Thursday 8thMarch 6pm

PRE-FILM MEAL AT THE RIVERSIDE

Please see attached menu for the pre-film meal on the 8th March. If you would like to attend, please phone The Riverside Restaurant on 01553-773134 with your menu choices, BEFORE 6.30pm on TUESDAY 6th MARCH.

If you would like to sit with friends, please ask the Restaurant to put tables together for you. They are happy to do so.

If you haven’t been to a pre-film meal before, do try it, it is always very popular . If you are a new member, and let us know you have booked, we can make sure you are welcomed by a Committee member.

Best wishes,
Gillian & Anne, the Social Team

 

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Thursday 15thMarch 7.30-9.30pm

PUBLIC ENEMIES ON SCREEN

The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use the South Quay entrance)

Led by Paul Thompson

The crime wave that spread across America in the mid-1930s was unprecedented, and produced a number of outlaws – Public Enemies – whose names have resonated down the decades; Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd, Ma Barker, ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly, ‘Baby Face’ Nelson. Inevitably the cinema has sought to portray these outlaws, and the FBI officers who hunted them down, usually mythologising them along the way, and this talk will look at how our perceptions of this short-lived era — essentially 1933-1936 — have been shaped by the cinema, including films such as Dillinger, Bloody Mama, G Men, Public Enemies and, above all, Bonnie and Clyde.

 

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Friday 15thJune

ALL DAY TRIP TO ALDEBURGH AND ITS CINEMA

Many of you have asked about booking for the Aldeburgh trip on June 15th and we are pleased to say, we will be taking bookings in February, so please look out for your email with booking form and payment details .

For those who are keen to know what the plans are, we aim to depart from Kings Lynn at 0830. There will be a cost of £16 per person. This includes the travel by coach and film. Departure back to Kings Lynn will be at about 6pm. This will give ample time to enjoy the delights of Aldeburgh as well as see the film in the afternoon.

As regards the film, we asked members for their suggestions and had several responses. So we’ve ended up with three suitable suggestions : ‘East of Ipswich’; ‘To Catch a Thief’ and ‘The Bridge’. At the time of writing, 26th January, we have given this list to the Aldeburgh Cinema and are waiting for them to advise us on availability and the cost of each option. When they have replied we can confirm which film will be screened

 

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Please let us know if you have any requests for future events.

 

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