1.Do I need to be a member to attend a CKFS film screening?
No, you don’t have to be a member to attend a CKFS screening. Tickets are sold at the door, as are memberships. While we’d love to have you as a member, we made it flexible to fit everyone’s interests. The main thing is to come and have an enjoyable evening.
2.How do you select the films?
First and foremost, CKFS committee members are passionate about film and bring a very good knowledge to the process. Secondly, we research films emphasizing those that have caught the attention of the media, particularly those that have either won or been nominated for awards. Third, and most importantly, we survey our audiences and do our best to select films which will appeal to their interests. We ask for audience feedback at our events and via our online communications, and treat their comments like gold dust.
CKFS looks at films throughout the year. In early summer we’ll finalise the selection after several meetings, bringing into the mix the processes mentioned above. Everyone puts forward his or her list of films. What’s good about the CKFS committee is that, while members advocate his or her own list of films, we listen well to each other and to the audience feedback we’ve received. It makes for an exciting, creative and fun process.
We’re a new community cinema, and we’re still developing our film selection processes. For the first few years, we’ll be offering recent releases, foreign and classic films, but this may change based on the audience feedback receive. Going forward will continue to understand our audience’s preferences and provide a film programme that’ll hopefully keep them coming back.
3.When do your films start?
Most of our films are on Friday evenings throughout the year. Doors open at 7 pm and film starts at 7.45 pm unless stated. Please see our film programme for all the dates and times.
4.Can I get a refund for my ticket?
No refunds are given for purchased tickets at the door. All ticket sales are, therefore, final.
5.Are you looking for volunteers?
Yes, please see a member of the film committee and let us know your interest. We can use help in many areas throughout the year (e.g. front of house, marketing, refreshments, hall management, technical and so on). Volunteering could also look good on a CV, and we’re pleased to recommend people who have helped CKFS in its development.
6.What is your seating capacity?
For this year only we have reduced the seating to 100 in order to keep us all safe. We want to make sure audiences are comfortable and can enjoy our films, so we’ve put this limit to ensure this.
7.What is the age limit for your films?
We abide by the British Board of Film Classification system with respect to entry to our films. In addition, it is our intention not to show films above Certificate 15.
8.Are there intervals during our films?
There are no intervals scheduled for films in the 2021 season. However, in the future, if we show a lengthy film (e.g. Lawrence of Arabia, Gone With The Wind), we’ll consider it depending on feedback from our audience surveys.
9.What refreshments do you sell?
We are operating a limited menu at present, covering teas, coffees and cake, whilst the bar offers a selection go beers and wines.
10. What are you doing to keep us safe during a pandemic?