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.
Friday 4th May – Dunkirk (12A)
Christopher Nolan’s film follows Allied soldiers as they await evacuation from the Dunkirk beaches, surrounded by the German army.
This is sensitive film that presents the stories of individual characters from different perspectives to provide a rich tapestry of disaster turned to triumph.
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles
Director: Christopher Nolan
Runtime: 106 minutes
Friday 1st June – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
This hard-hitting and dark US crime drama tells the story of a mother, frustrated by lack of police progress in finding the murderer of her daughter. She resorts to painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town’s revered Chief of Police. Francis Mc Dormand’s performance earned her Best Actress and Sam Rockwell, Best Supporting Actor.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Francis McDormand, Sam Rockwell
Director: Martin McDonagh
Runtime: 115 minute
Friday 6th July – Darkest Hour (PG)
A close look at the early days of WW2 when Winston Churchill faced immense pressure to surrender or save Britain in the face of overwhelming odds. 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
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: email@example.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: 6th April, 4th May, 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.