Meetings of this group restarted on 17 May 2021 If any members haven’t received the notice from the Group Leader please get in touch using the Bluebird messenger on this page.
Did you know that you can watch some films on YouTube? For those of you who are unfamiliar with YouTube all you have to do is use a search engine (such as Google) and type in the name “YouTube”. When that page arrives on your screen you can type into the blank box at the top the film you would like to watch. Unfortunately, not all films are available, because the Hollywood studios believe those films will still make them money, either sold as DVDs or to TV companies to insert in their programme schedules. But many excellent black and white films from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s do not appeal to the younger generation, and sometimes the studios forget to renew the copyright when it expires; that means that anyone can copy it without charge and hence it appears on YouTube.
Or just try entering in your favourite film star or film director (e.g. “Hitchcock movies”) and a fairly large list of films available to watch will be shown. I hope this helps you enjoy your time at home a little more.
Keep well and keep safe.
The FILM CLUB is open to any member of Stanway or Colchester U3A. To join, email the Film Club Leader via the Bluebird in the sidebar and bring your Membership card with you on your first cinema visit.
Every week (usually on Tuesday) an email is sent out letting members know the film chosen to watch at the Curzon cinema the following Monday afternoon, along with the performance times. Members wishing to see the chosen film are asked to contact the Film Club Leader no later than mid-day on Sunday of that week if they plan to attend. Those attending will receive a second email on Sunday afternoon listing who plans to come along.
There is no objection to a member bringing along, say, a grandchild, visiting relation, or friend, from time to time. So far this concession has not been abused so you are respectfully requested to observe this rule for everyone’s benefit.
Monday afternoon ticket prices for Seniors are currently £9.50 each. So we recommend that you buy yourself a Curzon Membership Card (£40) on your first visit which will entitle you to four free tickets. So, three visits on, the Membership Card will only have cost you £2 extra. But, tickets bought after using up your four free ones will only cost you £8.10, which is just 10p more than the Senior rate of £8 at the Odeon – and reductions for Seniors at the Odeon are cancelled during School and Bank holidays.