“Very enjoyable and scary !”

As the first show of our 9th year it was a big night. Yes, we’ve completed 8 years of films – 154 of them now – and with a total audience across those years of 7,264. It’s our Volunteers who make these shows happen – so a big “thank you” to last night’s team: Jenny, Andy, Maureen, Nick, Jackie, David, Chris, Paul, Paula, Martin, Mark, Mark, Jo and Adam.


Thanks too to our sponsors, Gateway 97.8FM and to Danny, Ros and Christine who were representing the station.


A special word for Volunteer Paul who completed his 50th volunteering stint with us. The 12th member of the “50” club, As a small token of our thanks for his sterling efforts Paul was presented with the traditional glass coaster – engraved with our logo and the number 50 – by Gateway 97.8’s Ros Connors.



And we couldn’t forget Andrew Schrader who gave another of his entertaining talks, setting the scene for the film. Sorry Andy – I meant to take a photo but I was listening to you and forgot!


“Not quite so shocking the third time round but still a typical Hitchcock !”
Our audience was an interesting mix of people who had never seen “Psycho” before (including yours truly), some who’d seen it once but many years ago – and a few who had watched it a few times.
It can be challenging at times for Mark, our projectionist, to work out where to slot the interval. With Psycho he chose the ideal place. The first half of the film dealt with the build up of the characters, the famous “shower scene” (which comes surprisingly only about a third of the way through) and the immediate aftermath of that event. Then in the second half we moved into the response to the events surrounding the “shower scene” – and the interval break worked well I felt.
“Still made me jump in places”
Trying desperately not to give much away, there’s an event which happens to a Private Detective called Arbogast. This produced a very mixed audience reaction with some gasps of horror and shock – along with a few laughs ! Overall I found the film interesting, engaging and definitely dramatic – but not the “back of the sofa” frightening that I thought it might be.
Our audience awarded the film an average score of 9.6 which puts it on a par with “Mrs Lowry and Son” and “Some Like it Hot”.

Excellent !”

“Another good evening, thank you”

“Keep up the good work !”


“Excellent evening !”

“Another excellent film. Great”

“Great film”

“Some vegan friendly snacks would be lovely please ! (Some on your list may be but they’re not noted).” (Ed.  We’ll have a look at this !)


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