The Big Cheese is back…

Thank you for your patience while we have worked behind the scenes to get the film club back up and running.  We are very much hoping to start showing films again in the near future and we have received some welcome funding from Nantwich Town Council to help us purchase some new equipment.

We are holding a meeting next Thursday 26th April at 8pm in The Crown Hotel bar.  This is a call for all those who have said they would be prepared to help out to keep the club running. We really need to know how much support there is available for the film club.  If we have enough interest on the night we will continue on to our AGM and move to quickly getting a new schedule of films together.

We would love to see you on the 26th, please feel welcome to attend even if you can’t commit at the moment to being anything other than an enthusiastic audience member.  However if you do feel able to help please come along and let us know what you could do.

In particular we are looking to fill the formal committee roles of Chair and Secretary, Katharine Dowson is happy to continue as Treasurer and Mary Habesch as a committee member if voted in.  We have had some interest in the role of Chair but please email us if you might be interested and would like to have a further discussion about either of these roles. We do need a Secretary to attend monthly committee meetings and keep the minutes. We would also welcome a couple more committee members for general support and film booking.

We are also after people with an interest in marketing and PR, particularly in social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter. Also anyone  who could help with poster placing, equipment set-up or any of the other little tasks that need doing.

Please email us back if you would like to have any more information or have a chat about the commitment you are able to offer at the moment.

Thank you for your patience and messages of support over the last few months and we hope to be able to bring back the Film Club you all want.

Final curtain for film club?

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Unfortunately we have to bring bad news concerning The Big Cheese as the committee has made the difficult decision of closing the club before it begins its next season as it cannot continue with only two members left on the committee following the forced re-location of the club’s chairman and secretary.

We would like to thank you for your fantastic support of The Big Cheese, we have been astounded at the consistently great turnout to our screenings, and we are going to miss the great dialogue we enjoyed with our members about the films we have shown.

We sincerely hope it will not be too long before someone once again brings quality cinema to the town.

Best wishes from the Big Cheese team.

The Big Cheese secures funding of £500

Organisers of Nantwich Big Cheese Film Club are thrilled to announce an award of £500 from Cheshire East Community Grants fund.

We would like to thank Cheshire East Council for this funding and for recognising the valuable input our film club has brought to the town’s community. The funding will help us to purchase our own equipment and improve even further a quality cinema experience to all.

The club is gearing up for its December screening of Volver, by the highly acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar (in Spanish with subtitles) Raimunda (Penelope Cruz) and her sister Sole (Lola Duenas) are visited by the apparation of their mother (Carmen Maura) who has returned to reconcile with her daughters and resolve an issue that has haunted the family since her death. The tragicomic melodrama features Almodovar trademarks: a strong attention to colour and detail and a celebration of the trials and tribulations of women. Volver is a film about the way the presence of the dead continues to add richness and humanity to the lives of those they leave behind.

Volver will be screened on Thursday 8th December  at 7.45pm in the Ballroom of the Crown Hotel. Movie goers are encouraged to go along from 7.15pm for a drink and a chat before the film.

Nantwich Big Cheese Film Club screens independent, foreign language and classic films each month. It aims to establish a ‘cinema’ for Nantwich, cultivating a quality and educational movie experience for members of the public and encouraging discussion in get-togethers before and after each screening.

The club is open to all film lovers over the age of 16 (under 18s must be accompanied by a guardian)

Tickets, priced £5, are now available from the reception of The Crown Hotel.  Alternatively, they can be purchased on the night, subject to availability.

See Volver trailer here.


T: @filmnantwich