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Northrepps Film Society shows a film every month from September through to June in Northrepps Village Hall. Films are on the first Thursday of the month and you can see next season's dates and titles to the left. Click an item to go to that month's page.

We aim to show a good variety of films: new ones, old ones, classics, little-known ones, features, documentaries, you name it. All you can be sure of is that our films will be of high quality and made with artistic integrity.

Our shows begin at 7:30 but doors open at 7:00 with tea, coffee, wine and beer for sale. This makes a visit to us about more than just the film: you can catch up with friends, meet new people and generally socialise before settling down to enjoy the show. Tickets are £5 payable at the door.

How we began

The society was founded in 2013 by Andrew Gilling and Les McCormick with the aid of a £750 start-up grant from The Big Society. We started by joining Village Screen, an organisation that exists to help local cinema clubs, who have given us much good advice as well as being the people we hired our equipment from in our first season.

During that season we applied for funding to buy our own equipment, which we were able to do in summer 2014 with grants from Northrepps Parish Council and The Big Society. Snellings Charitable Trust, associated with the company who supplied and fitted our equipment, chipped in to cover unanticipated costs. So now we have speakers installed in the hall and a projector, Blu-Ray player and amplifier housed in a smart cabinet that gets wheeled out to face a magnificent screen which unfurls from its case in the rafters at the touch of a button.

The team

Joining Les and Andrew in the early months were David and Anne Brocklehurst, Jane Halls, David Falconer and Les's wife Margaret, shown in that order in the picture below with Les in the middle. The ladies organise refreshments and help with publicity, David Brocklehurst sells the tickets, Les looks after everything to do with the premises and installs our roadside poster-boards, and David Falconer operates the equipment.

Below, introducing Midnight Cowboy on Oct. 3rd 2013, is Andrew Gilling, the society's chairman, secretary, treasurer, publicity officer, webmaster and fundraiser.

We are also grateful to Will Wilson, who looked after everything technical for us until we could manage without his expertise.

End-of-season documents (2013-14)

If you are interested in the details of how the society is run and funded, you can see the documents we submitted to the Norfolk Community Foundation, who administered our first grant application on behalf of The Big Society, by clicking the following links.

Photo archive

Team: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

Publicity: 1  2  3  4  5

Equipment set-up: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

Venue and audience: 1  2  3

Guest speaker: 1  2  3  4