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.

  Film Close-Ups
  Social Events
  Other Events
  Saturday 25th June – TRIP TO WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
  Thursday 22nd September – CLOSE-UP
  Friday 28th October – QUIZ




Saturday 25th June

For our trip this year we are pleased to offer members the opportunity to visit The Maltings in Well-next-the-Sea.

The Maltings, a Grade 11-listed Maltings which was renovated and repaired a few years ago, contains as well as the auditorium, where we shall see the film Fisherman’s Friends in the afternoon, a Heritage Centre depicting the history of the town, and a café. (Please note the café only serves drinks and snacks (cakes) on a Saturday, but there are plenty of other eating places in the town.) There may also be an art exhibition there at the time of our visit. Further information about the venue can be found at

The film Fisherman’s Friends (2019) is based on a true story and partly filmed in Port Isaac in Cornwall. It tells the story of a London music producer, Danny played by Daniel Mays, who tries to sign up a group of shanty-singing Cornish fishermen but is only met with scepticism. A “fish out of water” he is gradually drawn into the community and is forced to re-evaluate what really matters in life. See see trailer.

We will depart from Austin Fields car & coach park, Kings Lynn at about 9:30am (you will be told the exact time closer to the event) and should arrive at The Buttlands bus stop in Wells around 10:30am. This gives you plenty of time to wander around the town, perhaps go for a harbour tour on the boat “Wells Ferry” and have some lunch before meeting in The Maltings auditorium for 2:15pm, where we will be have a short talk about the venue before watching the film. If you would like to go on a harbour tour please arrange it yourself

We will leave Wells at 5:30pm and should arrive back in King’s Lynn at about 6:30pm.

The cost is £10:00 per Cinema Club member. If you would like to bring a non-member the price will be £12:00, which includes a reduced Day Membership fee. Only one non-member per member please.

To book, please complete the attached booking form and email it to email hidden; JavaScript is required and send your payment via bank transfer. Alternatively, print off the form and give it to Anne Fendley or Pauline Stevens-Smith at the films or Close-up events, together with your cheque made payable to Kings Lynn Community Cinema Club. Please put them in an envelope. Your booking cannot be confirmed until we receive your payment.

Please note, that in order to organise this trip, the details you give on the booking form will be kept on Anne and Pauline’s personal computers until after the trip has taken place.

2022 Visit to Wells Booking Form

Pauline Stevens-Smith and Anne Fendley.
Joint Social Secretaries.



Thursday 22nd September

Venue: Nightingale Bar at Ferry Lane Social Club (off King St)

Topic to be agreed



Friday 28th October

Venue: Nightingale Bar at Ferry Lane Social Club (off King St)



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


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