June Film Night

We’re scratching our heads after last month’s screening of ‘West Side Story’ : a terrific film which our audience loved, a brand new projector which really showed off the vibrant cinematography, praise for our refreshments – but only 14 tickets sold, which meant a considerable loss on the night (we need double those numbers to […]

May Film Night

Last month’s film ‘Pig’ was definitely an acquired taste and divided our audience – I came to it expecting some sort of revenge thriller, but it turned into quite a moving meditation on loss.  Certainly not a feel-good movie, though, and it’s high time we had one of those, so in association with Devon Moviola, […]

April Film Night

A rather more select audience than usual attended last month’s screening of Spencer – many thanks to all of you who came along. If only I could report that those who couldn’t make it missed a secret gem, but in truth the strong reviews were completely baffling and the film was agonisingly sloooow and scarcely […]

Film Nights Update

Hawkchurch Film Nights by Chris Andrews Monday 7th MarchHawkchurch Film Nights, in association with Devon Moviola, proudly presents ‘Spencer’ (Cert.12, 117 mins). Kristen Stewart (‘Twilight’, ‘Personal Shopper’) gives a remarkable performance as Diana, Princess of Wales, enduring an excruciating Christmas at Sandringham with the Royal Family as her marriage to Prince Charles disintegrates.  Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, […]

December Hawkchurch Film Night

Last month’s screenings of ‘1917’ fell victim to the announcement of the second lockdown.  Although the lockdown was not due to start until three days afterwards, we felt that it was not advisable under the circumstances to proceed.  We’re sorry to have disappointed those of you who had booked tickets and hope to reschedule this […]

November Hawkchurch Film Nights – 1917

Very many thanks to those of you who attended the matinee and evening performances of ‘Emma’ last month – we ‘sold’ 25 tickets in all and were pleased overall with how things went.  Obviously the situation was far from ideal, with obligatory face coverings, social interaction not permitted outside individual groups of ticket-holders and lack […]

Hawkchurch Film Nights

Huge thanks to those of you who responded to the Covid-19 consultation last month.  Of the 38 people who responded, 28 said that they were happy for the film nights to resume as soon as Hawkchurch Village Hall reopens, provided the appropriate Covid-19 counter-measures were in place – 73% of the total votes cast is […]

Alternative Ways to Watch

Dear Friends of Hawkchurch Film Nights I hope that you are well and bearing up despite the strictures of the Coronavirus lockdown.  As you know, we are currently unable to bring you any screenings at the village hall and this situation is unlikely to change for some time.  We are hoping to resume in September […]

Downton Abbey

Audience numbers were slightly down for last month’s ‘Downton Abbey’, possibly due to the aftermath of Storm Ciara – thanks to those who braved the elements to attend.   Unlike the genteel pace of the TV series, the film’s multiple plot-lines seemed rather hurriedly introduced and resolved – with the exception of a bombshell near the end, […]

Knives Out – 9th March Film Night

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We’re in a country house setting again for this month’s film, but there are more pressing concerns than which cutlery to use for the royal visit. ‘Knives Out’ (cert.12A, 127 mins) is a modern take on the good old-fashioned Agatha Christie-style whodunnit, written and directed by Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi)  and featuring an all-star cast : […]