The Oxton Film Club project group have been working hard to bring you three great films on 26th November…
There aren’t many cinemas in rural Nottinghamshire, so what are film fans to do? Well, the good burghers of Oxton have taken matters into their own hands and are bringing the cinema to their village!
The Silver Screen lands at Oxton Village Hall on Saturday November 26th with the first and, hopefully of many, showings by the village’s new film club, The Projector House.
Those who like their film in cinema-style surroundings won’t be disappointed. With a large screen and surround sound equipment rented from Newark Palace Theatre, you’ll have the sights and sounds of your local cinema, all on your doorstep. There’ll even be popcorn and other refreshments on offer. Lights, camera, action!
And what better way to begin the proceedings than with an Oscar-winning family blockbuster, albeit from a bunch of computer-generated toys. Woody, voiced again by Tom Hanks, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and Jessie (Joan Cusack) return in TOY STORY 3 at 4pm, with doors opening at 3.30pm.
This time the toys are fighting for their future as Andy prepares to leave for college and packs them away in the attic. They find their way to a new owner, but will they escape? Come along and see why this film took more than $1bn at the Box Office!
The second film, MADE IN DAGENHAM (15), tells the true story of female workers striking over equal pay in a 1960s Essex car plant – a protest which resulted in the Equal Pay Act 1970 and a change in national attitudes to equal pay for women. The film is showing at 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm) and stars Bob Hoskins, Sally Hawkins, Jaime Winstone (Kidulthood, Boogie Woogie) and Geraldine James, and is written by Nottingham’s very own Billy Ivory.
The evening will finish with a showing of the much-acclaimed, cult-comedy drama, SUBMARINE (15), at 10pm. Starring Craig Roberts (The Story of Tracey Beaker, Young Dracula), Sally Hawkins (Vera Drake, Made in Dagenham) and Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes, Hot Fuzz).
The film is directed by Richard Ayoade, better known for playing Moss in Channel 4’s The IT Crowd, and follows a 15-year-old boy (Roberts) who has two objectives: to lose his virginity to the girl of his dreams before his next birthday and to stop his mother (Hawkins) from leaving his father and shacking up with Considine’s new-age mystic. British cinema at its best!
Refreshments including ice-cream, popcorn, savoury snacks and sweets will be available and there will also be a licensed bar.
Tickets, per film, cost £4 for adults, £3 for concessions and £2 for children, and are available in advance from Oxton Village Shop, Ethel Cottee on 0115 9653477 and Roy Walker on 0115 9653595.
Tickets, per film, will be on sale on the day costing £5 for adults, £4 for concessions and £3 for children.