15.07.16   Movie Quiz

Haddenham Screen will be holding a fun Movie Quiz on FRIDAY 15 July at Haddenham Community Centre.You will not need to be a great film buff - the questions will be geared for the ordinary film-goer, not the experts. There will be a good selection of general knowledge questions amongst some on Movies, Film stars and film music.

Teams of 6-8 per table, or come along and join a team on the night. Bring you own drinks and nibbles

7.50 for 7.30pm start

Entry will be £5.00 per person donation to Haddenham Community Library.  Sign up at the Library or by calling Annette Summerskill on 01844 291172.


11.06.16   Haddenham Screen at Haddenham Fete


The village fete took place at Church End in Haddenham on Saturday 11 June 2016. The organisers' cunning plan of having Matt Taylor, the BBC weather man, open the fete seemed to ensure that the rain stayed away at least while the event was open. 

Haddenham Screen staffed a stall, showing details of our screenings for the remainder of the 2015-16 seasons, and selling/renewing memberships. We also sold quiz sheets for a donation of £1 to the Community Library, which provided multiple choice questions about all things cinema back through the decades to the 1920s. The winner was Janet Piers with all ten correct answers.



15.05.16   Haddenham Screen AGM

The Annual General meeting of Haddenham Screen will take place on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at the Haddenham Youth & Community Centre at 7.00pm. It will be followed by the screening of To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck.

The AGM is open to all paid-up Members of Haddenham Screen and will be an opportunity to review the first year of our operation, to hear the Committee's plans for the future and to give feedback to the Committee. Four members of the Committee will be retiring this year, and so it is also an opportunity for any Members who may like to join the Committee and help run Haddenham Screen.

The Committee will be pleased to offer all those attending free drinks before the screening.


10.09.15   Bookings open for the London Film Festival 2015

 238 films. From 71 countries. 16 cinemas. 12 days. One Festival. 

Thus proudly proclaims the publicity for the largest film festival in the UK calendar, and all within easy reach of Haddenham Screen's patrons.

The London Film Festival runs from 7 - 18 October. It promises to be as entertaining, surprising. informative and stimulating as always. It is an opportunity to discover a much wider world of cinema than often beyond our everday viewing. And all within easy reach of Haddenham and district!

The Opening Night Gala will feature Suffragette, starring Cary Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter and Anne-Marie Duff. "Director Sarah Gavron returns to the festival with an intense drama that traces the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement"

Twelve days later, the Closing Night Gala film will be Steve Jobs, the latest biopic of the flate ounder of Apple. "With Danny Boyle's exhilarating direction, Aaron Sorkin's incisive screenplay and Michael Fasssbender's scorching performance, Steve Jobs promises to be virtuosic film-making"

As well as the Galas, there are the films in the official competitions, and movies from both UK and around the world grouped under Love, Debate, Dare, Laugh, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Sonic, Family, Treasures, and Experimenta. There is also the annual "Surprise" film at which the audience do not know what it will be until the lights go down!

The full programme and all the details can be found at   www.bfi.org.uk/lff

 Online and telephone booking opens to the general public on 17 September at 10am (BFI members will already know that their priority booking period opened today 10 September)


09.07.15   Haddenham Screen Donates Cheque to Haddenham Community Library

At the Annual General Meeting of Haddenham Community Library on Thursday, 9 July Roger Rickard, Chairman of Haddenham Screen, explained that the cinema club was set up as a partnership with Haddenham Community Library, which acts as the box office for the club. Films are shown with the benefit of wonderful projection and sound equipment in the Youth and Community Centre in Woodways, Haddenham. So far, seven films have been screeened in the first season (one was a repeat) and four of these were sell–outs. It is hoped these audience figures will continue next season when a slightly more diverse programme will be offered. The opening film of the new season will be The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It is directed by John Madden and stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith and will be screened on Tuesday 8th September at 8.00 pm.

Roger thanked all of the volunteers who had assisted in running the box office in the Library and also for the support given by the Library staff. He also thanked Haddenham Fete and the Beer Festival for their financial support in helping with the initial set up costs of Haddenham Screen. On behalf of Haddenham Screen members of the committee donated a cheque for £750 from the profits of the cinema clubs first season and also gave the library the DVDs from the films shown to add to the library’s stock.

Haddenham Community Library Chairman, Stephen Sharp, thanked Roger and also the committee of Haddenham Screen for their hard work and for the donation to the Library. The partnership is proving to be a great success.