Where does the club meet and when does the show start?
The club meets at Brampton Community Centre, Union Lane, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1BX.
The film club normally opens its doors at 6.45pm unless otherwise stated. The show begins at 7.30pm.
New members and non-members are always welcome.
How do I become a member?
Membership is open to anyone aged 18 years or more.
We offer perpetual membership. Perpetual Membership can be subscribed to for (£sterling)£6.00 per annum payable by Standing Order only. Standing order forms are available from the club's committee at any club event, or may be downloaded here. The form must be returned to the committee for administrative purposes. The committee will pass the form to your bank for payment. Perpetual Membership remains in place until the member chooses to cancel the standing order. As a Perpetual Member you have access to an attendance rewards scheme i.e. attend six films and entry to the seventh is free.
There is no administration period before you can enjoy the club's facilities. After handing in your Standing Order form, or paying the required fee, you will receive a membership card and you're in – it's that simple.
What are the advantages of membership?
You save money! We do of course allow admittance to non–members but they pay more for each film they attend. Therefore, over the year, you can save money by being a member. As a Perpetual Member, by attending enough films, the rewards scheme means you could actually recover the cost of your membership in any year. Every 7th film is free!
You also save money at Bistro 34 here in Brampton, and at Keswick Film Club. Bistro 34 have agreed to offer members 10% discount on food items on film nights only (before the film). You must prebook. Members who want to see any of the films at Keswick Film Club (Sundays) will pay the member price of £4 for a ticket. You must have your membership cards with you to receive these special prices.
What sort of films will be shown?
We publish a set programme for each season. Film selection is based on member's suggestions and research by the club's selection commitee. The 'programme' will not be too specialist because our members have a wide taste in movies. Over and above the published programme, the club may screen other films if there is evidence of a demand. As a film club, we aim to make a wide variety of films available but we need membership support to do so.
How do I suggest a film to be shown?
Tell the committee! You can use our contact page (which includes a phone number), or you can get in touch personally at any screening. Use Twitter and Facebook, or standard email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How big is the screen?
Our electric drop-down screen was installed in 2012 at a cost of more than £5,000. It measures 16 feet wide x 9 feet deep. The money to purchase this equipment was kindly grant funded by:
Brampton Parish Council
Cumbria County Council
Co-operative Community Fund
Cumbria Community Foundation
Laurel House Trust
William Milburn Trust
The club is greatful for the support and confidence these organisations have shown in our ability to deliver community cinema here, in Brampton.
What are the seats like?
In May 2016 the previous seating was replaced with more comfortable seating. Our regular members who had been bringing their own folding seats/cushions no longer needed to. A definite improvement!
Are there any refreshments available?
Yes. The club provides tea, coffee and soft drinks (even alcohol on occasion)against a small donation once the doors are open and prior to the film.
- on certain film nights you will be able to pre-order a 2 or 3 course meal, which will be available at the Community Centre cafe prior to the film. The dates are listed on our home page. Menus for January to June 2017 are available here. To pre-order your meal, phone the community centre on 016977 45023 with your name and menu choice, indicating the number of people with name and menu choice. Deadline for pre-order is the Tuesday prior to the film. Payment on the night to the cafe directly. The price is against each menu, and is for 2 or 3 courses, glass of wine.
How accessible are film nights for people with disabilities?
Brampton Community Centre has no steps to the entrance lobby, nor to the cafe area, but there is no wheelchair access to the floor of the main hall, which is reached via steps. However, due to this lack of facility, a raised area is sometimes used for those with mobility problems, including wheelchair use.
Most films are also screened with subtitles for hard of hearing members of the audience. Subtitles are naturally shown when we screen a foreign language film.
Can I bring children?
Children are welcome, provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult and the film certificate permits their entry.
How does the DVD Library work?
A new service for 2016. For members only:If you miss a film which has been shown on a Film Night, you can now borrow the DVD from our film library free of charge. The DVD library will be available on each Film Night in the Community Centre hall from 7pm - 7.25pm for browsing and borrowing and films may be borrowed from one Film Night to the next. If you can't return the film by the following Film Night, please let us know.
When does the film discussion group meet?
The film discussion group meets on the Tuesday after a Saturday film, 11am at the Community Centre Cafe. Just turn up.