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by Roger Rickard – 17th March 2015
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Lovers of film are spoiled for choice in this area of Buckinghamshire, with community cinemas popping up like spring flowers at the moment. Recently, the 'Picture House' was launched in Cuddington and Haddenham now has its own local cinema based at the Youth & Community Centre, boasting impressive new projection and sound equipment. Here are the details ...

A new film club, Haddenham Screen, is being launched in the village, in association with Haddenham Community Library.

It will be putting on at least two films per month at the Youth & Community Centre in Woodways.

Each upcoming film will be publicised in the Haddenham.net EVENTS Diary

The establishment of Haddenham Screen follows the closure of the World Cinema Club last December. It aims to show a wider programme of films ranging from the best of recent releases, through excellent films that have not received the coverage they deserve and classic movies. All these can be seen within walking distance of most homes in Haddenham, at a cost lower than commercial cinemas in Aylesbury and Oxford, and using the large screen and modern audio-visual equipment in the Youth Centre.

The Haddenham Screen launch took place on Tuesday 14th April, but there is a second chance to see the launch film on Tuesday 21st April with a re-showing of "The Imitation Game" (12a), starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

The film will be preceded by a short talk by Tom Briggs from Bletchley Park on Alan Turing, the subject of this celebrated movie. The talk will begin at 7.15pm followed by the film at 8.00pm. Doors will open at 6.45pm when you will have an opportunity to examine one of the original Enigma Machines from World War II.

The Haddenham Community Library will provide the Box Office, with tickets priced at £4 for members and £5 for non-members. The Library is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday all day and on Saturday mornings. Tickets may also be reserved via the Haddenham Community Library website or 01844 291613.

Annual membership of Haddenham Screen costs £10 per annum, with an introductory offer of 15 months for the same price. Membership confers discounted ticket prices for 20+ films throughout the year plus other benefits.

Proceeds after costs from Haddenham Screen will go to support the Haddenham Community Library. Discussions are taking place on the addition of a Junior Haddenham Screen to show films for children after school.

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