Saturday 4 November 2023

Coming films at kinokulture, Oswestry independent cinema

Dear Blogger,

Message forwarded by Ingrid Knowles,

Films, other shows, Kinokulture update

Latest Oswestry Film Society night this coming Tuesday, Nov 7. 

Orphan Hugo lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. His job is to maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the machine. 
With our own clocks going back, this is a lovely feel-good family film requested by OFS members that has levels to entrance youngsters and adults alike, and to warm us all up as winter creeps in. 
Nov 21: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared (15)
Dec 5: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (12A)
Dec 12: My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock (15) with special guest Alistair McGowan coming to Oswestry - tickets selling quickly.
Dec 19: Trading Places (15) - our Christmas comedy with festive nibbles! 

Tickets to Hugo and other OFS films

Charity film showing

A fund-raising showing of 'I, Daniel Blake' with food and guest speakers, at the Peter Humphreys Centre at Oswestry School - Wednesday Nov 22 (note 6.30pm start, film at 7pm - doors open from 6pm).
The evening will open with drinks and a selection of 'street food' prepared by OsNosh - and after the film a Q&A with speakers from OsNosh and Oswestry Food Bank, with all the night's proceeds going to these two excellent local charities.
The Oswestry Film Society is happy to collaborate with such local events.

ALSO, tickets are on sale for the Attfield Theatre's Christmas comedy A Bunch Of Amateurs (Dec 4-9). 


Our hosts - Kinokulture 

The latest we can tell you about the future of Oswestry's Kinokulture cinema is that moves are well up to speed to change it to a community charity asset as owners Ian and Ruth plan for their retirement next year.
A group of like-minded people keen to see cinema continue in Oswestry met a few days ago to consider the best way forward once that 'charity' status is approved.
The British Film Industry (via its regional hub) is behind the venture.
A small team will be working with Ian and Ruth in a transition period of a number of months.
There is a lot to be done, and the future is far from certain, but the core of the group contains people with experience in important fields.
They will be looking for support, so if you have a relevant skill or interest, then do let Kinokulture know.