Group Leader : Christine Shaw
We meet on various Wednesdays 2-4pm
Something which is really lacking in this area is a small arthouse cinema showing films that are often overlooked by the large multiplex cinemas where you can sit in comfort (maybe nursing a cup of tea or glass of wine) and nobody leaps up to leave as soon as the end credits start.
The Cinema Group meets on the various Wednesdays when we watch a film chosen at the previous meeting, often a lesser known film or one some of us missed first time around and then discuss the film afterwards. This is of necessity a small group as although my tv is fairly large, my home is not a cinema and so I can only seat 8 per meeting.
We have also started to branch out by going to the special Seniors screenings at Cineworld at Festival Park, Basildon which are held every Wednesday at 11.30 am. if there is a film which interests us. Any members of Rayleigh Grange U3A are welcome to join us as I know many people do not like going to the cinema alone, sometimes we will even be having lunch afterwards.
It would probably be a good idea to book beforehand as these events tend to be very popular.
Group leader Joan Hanscomb
The Film Appreciation Group meets every last Monday of the month at my house.The films that we watch are varied to what the group would like to see that month whether modern day or old classics, although we shy away from films with a high violent content or horror.
I can only comfortably seat 7, at the moment the group is full if you are interested in our group and would like to be added to the waiting list please see me at the next U3A meeting or contact the Group co ordinator from the contacts page.