FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q — Is there a waiting list?
A — No, you can join at any time.
Q — How do I join?
Q — Why can’t I pay on the door like any other cinema?
A — You can. We have a Day Memberhip facility where you can pay £5 on the door for the one film.
Q — How much does it cost?
A — We run a 6 months’ membership for £17 for a minimum of 6 films plus extra films during the 6 months’ season. If you join more than half way through a season the fee will be £10 for the remainder of the season.
Q — I only want to see one film
A — We have a Day Membership for £5 whereby visitors can pay on the door for the one film viewing.
Q — Is there disabled access?
A — Yes. There is a stair climber for a wheelchair which needs to be booked in advance as only one person is allowed to use it at each screening. This is for health and safety reasons — if there was a fire and the auditorium had to be evacuated only one person could use it at that time.
Q — Do you do anything else apart from show films?
A — Yes, quite a lot actually. We have:
- Evening Film Close-Ups — see our Events page. We charge £5 for entry on the door for members, £6 for non-members. These events are held in the Nightingale Bar at Ferry Lane Social Club.
- Pre and post-film suppers at local restaurants — our good friends in this respect are the Riverside Rooms, Pizza Express and Ferry Lane Social Club. See our Events page.
- Trips to film museums or film-related venues — like BFI, Wilton’s Music Hall, Angel Costumiers, the Cinema Museum in Lambeth, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Woodhall Spa and Wells Maltings. We usually go by train or coach.
Q — Can non members attend any of these events?
A — Non-members can attend films for a one-off fee of £5 and to the educational Close-Ups for a fee of £6.
Q — How do you pick your films?
A — The films are chosen by a Programming Committee. For details of the criteria used see the article How Do We Choose Films For The Club.
Q — Do you get feedback from the audience about films you have shown?
A — Yes we do. See our Film Archive page where there is a montage of all the films shown at the club plus feedback from members since April 2013.
Q — How do you keep members updated on what you are doing?
A — We have monthly Newsletters and we also send out additional e-mails when we have some extra information to share. We have twitter and Facebook accounts and a content-rich website with member contributions, photos and lots more.