Film lovers encouraged to help set up new societyBy Laura Herbert
January 09, 2013
Film lovers are being encouraged to help set up a film society in Wokingham.
Wokingham Town Council is investigating the viability of a society by running a pilot film night in February.
Council bosses are looking for people who might be interested to form a film society and continue showing movies at the town hall, in Market Place.
To find out what interest there is, the council will be showing The Artist (PG) at the town hall on Friday, February 8, from 7pm. The event is due to finish at around 9pm with time afterwards to discuss the project with anyone interested.
The plan is for the society to be run independently of the town council.
Councillor Gwynneth Hewetson, chairwoman of the arts and culture committee, said: “This is a great opportunity to be a founding member of Wokingham Film Club. Have a say in the selection of films and watch them with friends in the beautiful Victorian town hall.”
Cllr Peter Lucey, town mayor, added: “I am really looking forward to this film event. I have long felt Wokingham would benefit from a cinema, or a film society that shows films on a large screen. Films, for children and adults alike, that are perhaps not supplied by the various multiplexes that surround us.
“I am proud to support this pioneering film show in our town hall – and of course a film society – and I’m sure it will be fun.
“Please support another wonderful Wokingham Town Council arts and culture initiative and valuable Wokingham entertainment.”
Anyone interested in becoming part of a film society should email Gemma Cumming, arts and culture officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (0118) 974 0889 to register your interest and secure a place at the film showing.
Free tickets for the showing will be available from the town hall and Wokingham Information Centre, in Market Place, on Monday.