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 are always welcome and non-members are admitted to most screenings.
Whenever there is a 'members only' event, the programme will make this clear.
How do I become a member?
Membership is open to anyone aged 18 years or more.
Two forms of membership are offered - Perpetual and Annual. Perpetual Membership can be subscribed to for £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. Annual Membership may be subscribed to for £10.00 per annum payable by cash, cheque or through PayPal. Annual membership is not included in the rewards scheme and no concessions apply.
There is no administration period before you can enjoy the club's facilities. After handing in your Standing Order form, or paying the requisite 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.
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 can 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, or by leaving a note on the suggestion page in the club's folder, kept at Brampton Community Centre. 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?
A little basic, but if you love films, hopefully you won't care! Feel free to bring your own folding seats and/or cushions for more comfort if you prefer.
Are there any refreshments available?
Yes. The club provides tea, coffee and soft drinks once the doors are open and prior to the film.
Is there disabled access?
Brampton Community Centre is accessible by the disabled 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.
Can I bring children?
Children are welcome, provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult and the film certificate permits their entry.