Film Club U3A
IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, please email your MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY (Stanway or Colchester U3A) and tell them that you would like to join the Film Club - for Stanway members go to the Contact page and click on Membership Secretary. They will then check that you are a fully paid-up member and advise the Film Club Leader, who will then send you a copy of the latest weekly email and welcome you to the Film Club.
You will then get an email every Tuesday advising you of the film and meeting times for the following Monday. If you would like to watch that particular film with us please email the Film Club Leader no later than Sunday at noon to say so, and you will receive a second email that afternoon listing all those who plan to come along. You do NOT need to email if you are NOT attending the upcoming film; you will still receive details for future weeks. If for any reason you have a last minute change of plans do please let the Film Club Leader know.
We meet on a Monday in the foyer of the Odeon Colchester some 10 minutes before the complete film programme begins, so that we can find our seats before the lights go down. Be sure to buy your tickets at the pay desk in good time and tell the cashier that you are in the U3A Film Club and want a Senior ticket. We usually sit towards the back of the auditorium.
If you search the Odeon Cinemas website you can apply for an ODEON Premiere (Loyalty) Card, which will cost you around 99p and will be posted to you, arriving a few days later. If you present it when you buy your ticket (or a drink, cake, etc. at the cinema’s Costa coffee bar in the foyer) you will have 10 points added to your card for every full £1 you spend. Once the points reach a certain level you will be awarded a free admission ticket to watch your next film at the cinema.
After the film, those who can are invited to stay and have a coffee or tea at the café in the cinema (don’t forget to show your ODEON Premiere Card for extra points). We discuss the film and have a quick “Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down / So-so” vote at the end to see what we thought of the film. If you can’t stay for this please let me know what you thought before you leave. You do NOT have to attend every week. Most Film Club members attend between once or twice a month (the “Regulars”), once or twice a year (the “Occasionals”) or they attend somewhere between those two extremes. If the film appeals to you and you can manage the times then you will be made very welcome. We normally number a couple of dozen attendees each week, so the coffee and chat afterwards is quite “manageable”.
The U3A Film Club Group has a “rest” at Christmas and Easter, and during the school summer holidays in late July / August, when most films are geared to children and reduced prices for Seniors are NOT available.
PLEASE REMEMBER: No-one will be accepted for the U3A Film Club unless they are already members of Stanway or Colchester U3As and have had their current membership card verified by their Membership Secretary beforehand.
If you are interested in this Group please go to the CONTACT page and send a message to your U3A Membership Secretary as advised above.