Welcome to Wick-Flix, Painswick’s very own community cinema. Our aim is to provide a venue for Painswick and neighbouring communities to meet up and enjoy first class movies in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our tickets include a free drink and our bar will be open 45 minutes before the screening and afterwards. We do have a finite capacity and so its best to come early to ensure a seat.
We will screen movies once a month and you will find details of what’s lined up below. You can also scroll down to the new FEEDBACK CENTRE below for answers to questions we have been asked. We hope you will come along with your family and friends and enjoy this friendly new community initiative.
A big thank you to our Wick-Flix sponsors, whose generosity and community support makes this initiative possible.
FRIDAY 14th APRIL – FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (Cert. 12A)
Doors and Bar open 7.00 PM – Screening from 7.45 PM (finishes around 10.20 PM)
Entry £6.00 on the door including one drink
This is our Easter Special screening with Eddie Redmayne starring in JK Rowling’s latest foray into the parallel world of wizardry. However, a Harry Potter film it is not! Set in 1926, a young wizard, Newt Scamander, arrives in New York with a suitcase full of extraordinary magical creatures. Unfortunately the suitcase is misplaced and their subsequent escape spells trouble. This is a darker magical world and the film touches on more grown up and topical themes such as bigotry and intolerance. Children aged 12 and older only with an adult please. Click on poster to view trailer.
Director: David Yates
Production Year: 2016
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol, Katherine Waterston
Runtime: 133 minutes
FRIDAY 5th MAY – A UNITED KINGDOM (Cert. 12A)
Doors and Bar open 7.00 PM – Screening from 7.45 PM (finishes around 10.00 PM)
Entry £6.00 on the door including one drink
A touching love story, set against the era of apartheid, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighbouring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana. Click on poster to view trailer.
Director: Amma Asante
Production Year: 2017
Cast: Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike
Runtime: 111 minutes
FRIDAY 2nd JUNE – LION
FRIDAY 7th JULY – LALA LAND
Its really important for us to get good feedback from you so we very much appreciate you taking the time to let us know what we are doing well or could be doing better. Feedback forms are available at each screening and you can always mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Wick-Flix a regular event?
Yes it is. We generally screen movies on the first Friday or each month, however very occasionally we need to shift the date if there is prior booking such as in April. We will take a break in the summer so there will be no screening in August and September. Upcoming dates in 2017 are: 14th April, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July, 6th October, 3rd November and 1st December.
Can we pre-book tickets?
At the moment the answer is no and nor is it possible to reserve seats in advance. Putting in place a pre-booking system is both complicated and expensive. We will continue to review this, but for the time being there is a fixed number of seats in the hall and they are available on the night on a “first come first served” basis. It is best to come early so as to avoid disappointment on the night and we do apologise in advance to anyone that we have to turn away at the door.
In the interest of fairness to all, we will only sell seats to more than two people if all members of their group are present. If absolutely necessary guests may leave the hall providing they have their ticket with them, but re-entry will not be possible after 7.30pm.
Can you screen independent, classic and foreign movies?
Wick-Flix is a new initiative and so we are focusing on recently released mainstream movies until we become established and our numbers stabilise. Each screening costs us upwards of £100 in licence fees alone so if we do start showing more niche movies we need to ensure the numbers will cover the costs. On the other hand if anyone is interested in setting up an indie cinema club within the Wick-Flix umbrella please step forward and let us know.
Can you show family or children’s movies over the weekends?
We tried this last October, but the numbers were very low and we made a big loss. It is hard to see a children’s format that would justify itself at the moment, but we will revisit this once we have stabilised the current format. Although our focus is on grown-ups, we aim to screen a mixture of movies covering drama, action, comedy and musicals so that there is something for everyone. Where appropriate children aged 12 or older are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Can you improve the sound quality on some movies?
The sound varies from movie to movie and in some cases it can be difficult to follow speech, particularly when mumbled or when there is background noise. We have some excellent sound equipment and we will do our best to optimise the settings to suit the conditions on the night.
Can you do something to discourage flies from buzzing round the projector?
This is something that we are working hard on and I hope that we can solve this shortly.
Is there anything you can do to help those of us who are hard of hearing?
Yes. The Beacon Hall is equipped with a Hearing Loop. If you are having trouble tuning in please ask one of our staff for help. We can also adjust the audio controls if necessary.