Houston. We have a program.

Hello, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope you are ready for some cinema. I certainly am. I have been checking in on the poll over the festive period and the results were, well, inconclusive. So, a decision has been made: we will meet on different days. The whole point of the Manchester Cinema Club is that it gets people out to the cinema. If we move the meetings around then some people might not be able to watch every film but everybody should be able to watch some films. (as Abraham Lincoln would probably have said had he set up a blog on WordPress that organised trips to the cinema)

Next question. How do we pick the films we go to see? There are a million and one ways we could do this but they all risk being over-complicated or too easily rigged. I suggest that if there is a film, or a genre of film, that you really want to see but that you can’t persuade any one to go with you, that you send me an e-mail at mcrcinemaclub(at)gmail.com and I will do my best to get it on the list of films we see.

There are twenty-one planned meetings for 2011. Plenty of time to fit in at least one blockbuster, a western, a sci-fi masterpiece, a comedy, a children’s film, a horror film at Halloween, a couple of arty films and a dumb Christmas cheesefest. And anything else you like.

I have set up a page on the blog called ‘Now Showing…’ Click on it and you can see this year’s program and start putting the dates in your diary.

You will note we have a first film…

True Grit was suggested by Dave Hartley who runs Manchester’s other essential movie website, Screen150.

Closer to the date I will post a preview of the film which will include all the whens wheres and what time exactlys that you will need to know to come along.

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2 Responses to Houston. We have a program.

  1. Clare says:

    Gosh. This is very exciting. I will even overlook the alternative American spelling of “program” rather than the British version “programme” and on this occasion allow it as I suppose you do tend to read the phrase “Houston, we have a program” in an American accent. Gosh.

  2. benjaminjudge says:

    Blooming edidors. Always spotting mistakes.

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