See you all again

on Friday 28 Jan

Official Secrets

Subject to any further announcement, we will resume meetings on the above date with Official secrets, based on the true story of the whistleblower at GCHQ Cheltenham. Where does loyalty lie, to one’s country or to one’s sense of truth and justice. A film to have you debating. Trailer.

For your safety

What you should do, and what we will do:

  • Please do not attend unless you have been at least double-jabbed
  • If you can, obtain a negative lateral flow test before attending
  • Wear a mask when socialising and before taking your seat
  • Maintain social distancing especially near the entrance and kitchen
  • Both Langley and Sudeley rooms will be open during the film to provide extra space
  • Chairs will be sanitised and distanced
  • Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance
  • High ventilation will aid air circulation without causing cold

Future programme

The death of Stalin, 25 February

It’s Moscow March 1953, and the man who has evoked fear in the hearts of everyone around him for 30 years lies dead. Who will take over? Who will stab whom in the back? Molotov, Malenkov, Soldier, Spy? Trailer.

Some good news

after resumption

Current memberships will be further extended and will cover all of 2022. That’s partly down to savings, and partly to the large number of new members joining. And if more than one further month is cancelled, subscriptions for the following year will be reduced.

Films to come include thrillers and romance, comedy and biopics, heart-warming and award-winning dramas from Britain and around the world, including the exotic Birds of Passage and the acclaimed 1917.

For the full programme, now with trailers for every film, click on 2022 season in the menu above.

Newcomers welcome

Membership costs only £24 for the next 12 months, or pro-rata if members join during the year.  There’s nothing more to pay.

We normally meet at 7 for 7.30pm on the last Friday in the month at Abbey Fields, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH, with parking nearby. There are free refreshments or wine at just £1.50 a glass before the show.

After a short introduction, all films, even those in English, are shown with sub-titles to aid comprehension. We try to make it easy to make friends, and socialise later at the nearby Corner Cupboard.

For more details, click Contact us in the menu.

Free library expanded

The WFS DVD lending library – free to members – now has even more choice, with more than 170 great films to choose from.

Latest additions include Olivia Coleman’s Oscar-winning performance in The Favourite, social dramas like The Kindergarten Teacher, the acclaimed war drama Hotel Rwanda, biopics based on the lives of Laurel and Hardie (pictured), Liberace and ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, and classics from Metropolis to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

Click on WFS library in the menu above for details.

New for this season

Nostalgia Night

For the first time, Winchcombe Film Society will hold a Nostalgia Night, to be held in June

We already have a short list of classic films to offer. We will provide you the members with a list of four, and ask you to choose just one of these Golden Oldies to be screened that evening.

And to match the occasion, we’ll be offering drinks before the film at 1950s prices (but normal prices will apply at The Corner Cupboard later!) Extraverts may treat the occasion in suitable fashion.