Newsletter – 23 March 2019

The end is nigh …

Just two more screenings, both special events, and then the 2018-2019 season will be over.

March 28: Cold War

Hubert Zawadzki is our special guest at this screening. You may recall that he introduced Pawlikowski’s previous film, Ida, a couple of years ago and we gained valuable information about the historical background, giving us more appreciation of the film. On this occasion Hubert will give a talk of about fifteen minutes after the film has been screened and will then lead an audience discussion.

April 4: In the Fade

As usual we mark the end of our season with a convivial cheese and wine party. The event is presented jointly by ABCD and the Abingdon Twinners Society (ADTTS). We provide the food and soft drinks, but as we have no drinks licence, you should bring your own wine and beer etc. We will provide glasses. These are the timings:

  • Doors open: 19:00
  • Cheese and wine begins: 19:10
  • Film starts: 19:45 (or soon afterwards)
  • Film ends soon after: 21:30 with tea and coffee available.

There is no specific charge for the bread, cheese and soft drinks, but we try to avoid losing money! So please make a realistic assessment of the value of what you have consumed (and make a contribution for any leftovers you take away with you – they are not meant to be freebies).

The screening is part of your annual membership subscription, but do bring guests as well, who will be asked to pay the normal admission of £6 (£3 students). Do note that In the Fade is a Cert 18 film.

This is the last newsletter published during our season, but we anticpate that there will be further things to communicate after Easter.

Abingdon Clubs and Societies Day

ABCD was represented at this event, which took place at the refurbished Guildhall on March 16. If you would like a sense of the range of activities that Abingdon offers its townspeople go to: As a bonus for going there, you will be rewarded with a photo of two smiling ABCD committee members.

More importantly, this is an important prompt to us to remind members that if ABCD is to survive in Abingdon as a provider of a wide range of valuable cinema from all over the world and made over the last century (and if we don’t who else will?) the committee is going to need several more people with imagination and energy to help people know of our existence.

The next newsletter will appear in April or early in May.