Barn pulls in film fans for big screen action
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CINEMA fans in Nailsea have set up their own film club so they can watch the latest flicks on the silver screen.
Movie-goers have been flocking to the Tithe Barn, in Church Lane, at the weekends to enjoy new releases in the historic surroundings.
The Tithe Barn Trust decided to set up a regular cinema night after members found out Backwell Film Club was full.
Trustee Julia Knight volunteered to start the Tithe Barn Film Club, which now runs twice a month and attracts more than 50 people.
She said: “One or two of the churches put on films on a regular basis but it all started because the film club in Backwell was full.
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“Tony Tublin and his wife Debbie originally had the idea. They wanted to get a cinema going in Nailsea because there’s not one here.
“I’ve always wanted to get a cinema in Nailsea so I volunteered to help set it up.”
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The cinema runs from October until April then breaks for the summer.
Viewers can buy drinks from the bar as well as noiseless snacks and tea and coffee during the interval.
Mrs Knight said: “We’ve got a huge screen and it’s a lovely atmosphere. It’s very sociable. We are trying to show films people wouldn’t necessarily have seen already.
“We have to cover costs of hiring the barn, the film licence and the projectionist, so we’re not making much of a profit at the moment.
“If we had about 70 people coming, it would really make a difference.”
The film club is hoping to set up a membership scheme soon, which will involve a charge of £40 for a whole season of films.
Entry is currently £5 for adults and £3 for children.
The club is run in association with the British Federation of Film Societies and Chris Baker, from Bath Film Festival, travels from Bath to work the projector.
To find out more about the film club visit www.nailseatithebarn.co.uk