IT WILL be lights camera action in Wadhurst as a new film club rolls out the red carpet for movie lovers to come together at a flicks in the village.
In just a couple of months the Wadhurst Community Cinema has been established and is already planning its big premiere next month at its base in the Commemoration Hall.
The organisation will show films throughout the winter from a variety of genres and for a range of different ages.
They received Pounds 5,000 for a projector and equipment from the parish council and also awarded funds from the Wadhurst Institute to start the project.
Variety The group are keeping the films they will be showing a secret but have promised a wide variety and crowd pleasers.
Felicity Harvest, chair of the film selection committee, said: In the last two to three years of parish council AGMs people have mentioned they would like films to be shown in the village. It came up again this year and a group of volunteers decided to take it on.
It is very exciting and it is proving very popular.
I think by now we have well over 100 members, the screen is in place and we are looking forward to it starting.
There is just so much enthusiasm.
We are already looking to see if there is enough interest to show films at different times, like in the afternoon for children or the elderly who may not want to come out on a winter's night.
In general I can say we will be showing a mix of recent films, some that haven't had a particularly big airing, but we will be showing classics, and some foreign language films.
More than 30 people applied to be part of the film selection committee but in the end they had to nominate their favourite two films which were then put forward.
Those who were not part of that group will be able to put their desired film into a suggestion box at the hall.
There will also be a bar to drive income into the club and a membership fee will apply.
Ms Harvest said she hoped they would be able to expand the club further and offer the facilities to other local community groups.
The cinema club's secretary Pauline Chandler said the club had created quite a buzz already.
Popular One of the members of our community suggested we had our own cinema club and a few of us got together.
We decided to do a survey and 200 responded saying yes they would like a film club.
I think it will be very popular in the village because people do like films and there is nothing to beat the big screen.
She also thanked the parish council and Wadhurst Institute for funding the project.
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