We want to wish huge congratulations to Lincoln Film Society, who are celebrating their 65th anniversary! Some words from their Chairman, Richard Hall –
Since 1953, we have since quietly gone about doing what we like to do – finding films that people want to see and bringing them to the city. In those 65 years, we have seen a number of ups and downs. We have been on the verge of closure, seen a name change from Lincoln Film Society to The New Lincoln Film Society and back again, have been based in various locations (how many remember Park Street and those awful chairs, I wonder?), moved from 16mm to 35mm and endured more than our fair share of embarrassing hiccups with technology.
Since the move to The Venue, (formerly the Bishop Greaves Theatre) in 1987 however, it’s fair to say that we have gone from strength to strength. Membership is now consistently about 350, the number of films has almost doubled and the choice and quality of what we show has – in my view, anyway – never been better.
To celebrate our 65th anniversary, not only do we have another hugely diverse range of cinema for the coming season, we have also had a re-branding. As well as all this we’re pleased to present a special screening, one that you, our membership helped us choose. It’s a special showing of a film that epitomises what we believe we are about – The Draughtsman’s Contract directed by Peter Greenaway.
If you’d like to go along to their special anniversary event, you can find out more on their website here. Here’s to their 66th season and many more to come!