Film Club U3A
The FILM CLUB is open to any member of Stanway or Colchester U3A. To join, please contact your U3A Membership Secretary who will check that you are a fully-paid-up member and then forward on your request to join the Film Club. Please DO NOT apply directly to the Film Club Leader if you wish to join this group.
Every week (usually on Tuesday afternoon) an email is sent out letting members know the film chosen to watch at either the Odeon or Curzon cinema the following Monday afternoon. Film times are included and 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.
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 these rules for everyone’s benefit. Monday afternoon ticket prices for Seniors are currently £7.50 each at the Odeon and £8 each (see note below) at the Curzon; however, the prices at the Odeon during School Holidays increase to around £9.50 (or even more) for Seniors, so we usually choose films at the Curzon on these occasions. On Bank Holiday Mondays cheap tickets for Seniors are suspended for both cinemas, so we do not usually watch a film on these dates, nor on Mondays during the Christmas/New Year season.
NOTE: To get cheaper tickets at the Curzon we recommend buying a 2-month Curzon Membership Card. This costs £40 but comes with four free tickets (so effectively your first four tickets cost £10 each). But thereafter you are admitted at the reduced price of £8, not just for yourself but also for an accompanying friend. And if you apply online – at www.odeon.co.uk/odeon-premiere-club – for an Odeon Loyalty Card (the cost is £1.99) then 10 points are added to your card for every £1 spent on tickets/coffee/etc. at the Odeon. Eventually, these points will give you a free ticket.