And so with the summer Bank Holiday out of the way, the kids soon to be back at school and the return of the X-Factor on our screens on a Saturday evening – it all must mean that Wivenhoe Moving Image is ready to announce the autumn schedule.
If you want to escape the X-Factor TV twaddle on a Saturday evening then the splendour of the Philip Road Centre in Wivenhoe should be on your radar. Moving Image screens film on a professional screen with a fancy Dan projector kit pretty much every Saturday night heading into winter run in.
Included in the September schedule are also a couple of kid friendly Sunday afternoon matinees, as well as a *shhh* dress up and sing-a-long very special screening to come (disclaimer: sadly it ‘aint Purple Rain. Our day will come, Comrades…)
And so with a tap tap tap of the keyboard to signal a hyperlocal drum roll, the Moving Image September schedule reads as follows:
La Havre, 8th September
Marley, 15th September
The Kid with a Bike, 22nd September
The Pirates, 23rd September
The Angel’s Share, 29th September
Bugsy Malone, 30th September
All films are screened at the Philip Road Centre in Wivenhoe with an 8pm start time, except The Pirates and Bugsy Malone, which have a 3pm family friendly start time on Sundays.
La Havre is the sing-a-long screening. Audience members will be encouraged to come along dressed up as immigrant children in a French port city as befriended by a shoe shiner.
Only joking – Bugsy Malone awaits your best Chicago Gangster Comes to Wivenhoe dressing up experience.
Meanwhile, Moving Image is in need of further volunteers. After an incredibly successful spring season, audience numbers are up and extra helping hands are needed for the volunteer led community organisation to continue to grow.
It’s part physical, part glamorous. Screens need to be set up, chairs have to be arranged and ice creams are there to be sold. In return and you will of course gain free admission to any screening that you help out at. It needn’t be a weekly commitment either – once a month really would help, allowing you to spend the rest of your time brain-rotting away in front of the X-Factor TV twaddle.
As for the entrance prices for Moving Image?
These remain an absolute bargain: £10 annual membership, £4.50 on the night for members or £6 for non-members. Any students heading our way are most welcome with an incredible £2.50 admission price.
And so new season, new schedule for Wivenhoe Moving Image. Soon it will be Halloween, Bonfire Night and the Christmas run in will commence. X-Factor the Movie is probably low down the Wish List for the film selection folk.