New Season Film Nights

Sunny June seems a long way away, but we hope you enjoyed the summer nonetheless.  I’m delighted to bring you some excellent news : thanks to the generosity of the Parish Council in providing us with a grant to top up our contingency funds following our projector purchase, the financial viability of Hawkchurch Film Nights has been secured for the immediate future.  We are very grateful to the Council and will ensure that the funds are used responsibly, so that the Film Nights continue to provide part of the social fabric of our community.

To kick off our autumn season, in association with Devon Moviola, on Monday 4th September we proudly present ‘Allelujah‘ (99 mins, Cert. 12 – infrequent strong language, moderate threat, sex references, discrimination). Directed by Richard Eyre (‘Notes on a Scandal’, ‘The Hollow Crown’), with a screenplay by Heidi Thomas (‘Call the Midwife’) adapted from Alan Bennett’s (‘The Lady in the Van’, ‘The History Boys’) play, Jennifer Saunders leads an all-star cast including Judi Dench, David Bradley and Derek Jacobi in this wonderful comic drama set in a Yorkshire hospital unit for the elderly, which is threatened with closure.

Doors open 6.30pm, film starts 7.00pm at Hawkchurch Village Hall, EX13 5XD.  Ticket reservations £5.50 from or leave a message on 01297 678176 (socially-distanced seating available if reserved in advance); tickets also available for £5.50 from Hawkchurch Community Shop or £6.00 on the door (cash only). Subtitles for the hard-of-hearing provided when supplied by the film distributors.  Home-made cake and other delicious refreshments available.

We’d like to review whether there is still demand for socially-distanced seating at our screenings.  Does the fact that we currently offer this facility make the difference between you attending and not attending?  Please let me know at or by phone by 10th Sept (the deadline for submission of advertising copy for October) if you’d like us to keep this option available.

Dates for your diaries :

2nd Oct – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

6th Nov / 4th Dec – Oppenheimer (release date tbc – may have to move to Dec)

6th Nov / 4th Dec – What’s Love Got To Do With It (Nov if Oppenheimer not available by that date)

Penny, Jacky, Paul and I look forward to seeing you at the village hall this autumn.