Wick-Flix

Welcome to Wick-Flix, Painswick’s very own community cinema. Our aim is to provide a venue for Painswick and neighbouring communities to meet up and enjoy first class movies in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our £7.00 tickets include a free drink and our bar will be open 45 minutes before the screening. We do have a finite capacity and so its best to come early to ensure a seat.

We screen movies once a month and you will find details of what’s lined up below. You can also scroll down to our FEEDBACK CENTRE below for answers to questions we have been asked. We hope you will come along with your family and friends and enjoy this friendly community initiative.

A big thank you to all our Wick-Flix sponsors, whose generosity and community support makes this initiative possible.


Gold Sponsor:

The Estate Agents for the Stroud Valleys and The Vale


Silver Sponsors:

 


Friday 1st June – The Greatest Showman (PG)

A hugely popular musical based around the life of the great circus impresario, PT Barnum, starring the talented Hugh Jackman. Some great scores support an interesting storyline in this feel-good film.

Come on your own or with a group of friends and enjoy everything that Wick-Flix has to offer.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson

Director:  Michael Gracey

Runtime:  105 mins

 


Friday 6th July – Darkest Hour (PG)

Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

A brilliant performance by Gary Oldman justifiably won him the Oscar for Best Actor.

Cast:  Gary Oldman, Kristen Scott Thomas, Lily James

Director:  Joe Wright

Runtime:  125 minutes


Friday 7th September – Finding Your Feet (12)

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, bohemian, older sister Bif.

A very British feel-good rom-com with a great cast led.  Some lovely one liners and a plot that says “It’s never too late for life to begin again”.

Cast:  Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall

Director: Richard Loncraine

Runtime: 111 minutes


 FEEDBACK CENTRE

Its really important for us to get good feedback from you so we very much appreciate you taking the time to let us know what we are doing well or could be doing better. Feedback forms are available at each screening and you can always mail us at: jennie@painswickcentre.com

Is Wick-Flix a regular event?

Yes it is. We generally screen movies on the first Friday of each month, however very occasionally we need to shift the date if there is prior booking for the hall. We will take a break in the summer so there will be no screening in August and September. Upcoming dates in 2018 are: 1st June, 6th July, 7th September, 5th October and 2nd November.

Can we pre-book tickets?

At the moment the answer is no and nor is it possible to reserve seats in advance. Putting in place a pre-booking system is both complicated and expensive. We will continue to review this, but for the time being there is a fixed number of seats in the hall and they are available on the night on a first come first served basis. It is best to come early so as to avoid disappointment on the night and we do apologise in advance to anyone that we have to turn away at the door.

In the interest of fairness to all, we will only sell seats to more than two people if all members of their group are present. If absolutely necessary guests may leave the hall providing they have their ticket with them, but re-entry will not be possible after 7.30pm.

Can you screen independent, classic and foreign movies?

Wick-Flix is a new initiative and so we are focusing on recently released mainstream movies until we become established and our numbers stabilise. Each screening costs us upwards of £100 in licence fees alone, so if we do start showing more niche movies there is a risk that the numbers won’t cover the costs. On the other hand if anyone is interested in setting up an indie cinema club within the Wick-Flix umbrella please step forward and let us know.

Can you show family or children’s movies over the weekends?

We have tried this, but the numbers were very low and we made a big loss. It is hard to see a children’s format that would justify itself at the moment, but we will revisit this once we have stabilised the current format. Although our focus is on grown-ups, we aim to screen a mixture of movies covering drama, action, comedy and musicals so that there is something for everyone. Where appropriate children aged 12 or older are welcome, but younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

Can you improve the sound quality on some movies?

The sound varies from movie to movie and in some cases it can be difficult to follow speech, particularly when mumbled or when there is background noise. We have some excellent sound equipment and we will do our best to optimise the settings to suit the conditions on the night.

Can you do something to discourage flies from buzzing round the projector?

We have now installed electronic fly-traps and we are confident that this will solve the problem.

Is there anything you can do to help those of us who are hard of hearing?

Yes. The Beacon Hall is equipped with a Hearing Loop. You can access by tuning to Channel T. If you are having trouble tuning in please ask one of our staff for help. We can also adjust the audio controls if necessary.