We are introducing a new Registration Desk process that will hopefully be a bit faster so as to deal with bottlenecks at the entrance to the Auditorium. In future, we won't be ticking off people's names on a list, but will instead simply ask for membership cards (or guest tickets). So... could we please ask members to try to bring their cards with them. We are also doing this to try to better monitor audience numbers so as to be able to deal with situations where more people turn up than can comfortably be seated (see news item below)
Thanks to your support, we are now in the slightly embarrassing position of attracting crowds that very nearly exceed the comfortable capacity of the hall. So we are introducing a new policy to deal with situations where more people turn up than can comfortably be seated. This policy is based on a guarantee that members (and their guests) will be have a seat provided they arrive by 7:45pm. After 7:45pm, we will try to fit everyone in, but in the event of hitting our capacity limit, we will have to halt further entry to the hall. Hopefully, this will rarely happen ! We have considered moving to online booking, but we don't think that this would be appreciated by our loyal members and friends.
We handed out some lovely mince pies at the last screening to celebrate our last film before Christmas. They were quite delicious and several people asked us where we got them from. Well... we checked various surveys of Mince pies (no really !) before buying these from LIDL (rated No.3 out of 20). The price was quite incredible... we bought 120 Mince pies for just £15 ! So if you need yummy mince pies this year, you know where to look
You may have noticed that we have a musical slideshow in the 20 minutes leading up to the start of each screening. Up until now, these slideshows have been "whatever we can get hold of" that fits the season. However, we now have a bespoke and high quality Autumnal slideshow that has been provided by one of our members (Mr Brian Biffin) who is a keen photographer. Watch out for it at our next screening
It isn't especially hard to learn how to be a projectionist at Fleet Film and it only requires a few hours once a month. All that is needed is a familiarity with PCs and a little time to learn our laptop-based system. We are always very keen to talk to anyone who might want to join our little team of amateur projectionists. If you know someone, then please call Jerry on 01252 627150 or email Jerry at email@example.com
It was almost 4 years ago that the first public meeting was convened by Mike Mellor, our Chairman, to consider the idea of starting up a film society. To celebrate, invited all the volunteers who run the society to a garden party and barbecue - and even enjoyed a somewhat obscure quiz about the society, it's films and it's people. Good fun!
The Hart Shopping Centre have allowed us to put up a large-format poster in the doorway of what used to be the "Cargo" shop. It looks great and is attracting a lot of interest. We are experimenting with a new design that shows off the first 6 films of the coming season (starting in September)
We are making some changes to our website to try to improve the way that information is displayed. If you like it then please tell us.... and (more importantly) if you don't like it, tell us that too ! You can drop us a line any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
It was recently suggested that we ask guests and new friends whether they would like to join our private mailing list in order to receive news about Fleet Film and our upcoming events. So we installed a "mailing list invitation" on the web site and hey presto, we are now receiving a steady stream of requests. Thank you to everyone who has asked to join our happy band of world cinema enthusiasts
The Outdoor Cinema event sold out very quickly - thank you to all our loyal members and new attendees. We will be carefully monitoring weather conditions and will issue emails in the 48 hours lead9ing up to the event to confirm whether the weather will affect the screening (in the event of bad weather we will postpone for a week).