Theatre launches monthly film club

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society-film poster

A local theatre is preparing to host their Film Club's opening night this month with a showing of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (124 minutes, 12A).

Wilmslow Green Room, on Chapel Lane, is planning to show a single screening of a film on a monthly basis where possible (other staged productions permitting) which will take place on a Friday evening.

Starting on Friday 22nd February with a showing of the 2018 film release starring Lily James (Darkest Hour, Mamma Mia! Here we go again), Tom Courtenay, Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), Penelope Wilton (Exotic Marigold Hotel) and many more.

Hilary Pinnock explained "The WGRS has been considering offering a Film Club to its members for a while now in order to be more active on the social side usage of the theatre. So we did a mini survey last autumn which showed everyone in favour of such an enterprise. The films to be shown are not of any specific genre. They'll just be good all round entertainment for members, their friends and family. In the summer and other school holidays, we will offer something for all the family."

Directed by Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, Four Weddings and a Funeral), The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society is an enchanting story told by the members of a literary society who are inhabitants of the channel islands during their German Occupation of World War 2.

Tickets go on sale from Monday, 11th February 11th, via the Green Room's website at a cost of £5 for members and £6 for non-members.

Doors open at 7pm on Friday 22nd February, for a 7.45pm film start.

The second Film Club will take place on March 22nd and the third on April 19th. The film title will be announced two weeks before each scheduled screening.

Wilmslow Green Room


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Clive Cooksey
Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 4:02 pm
With the Rex not long open:~ Why?
Barry Buxton
Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 4:06 pm
Note that their survey of possible interest took place before the Rex became a likely reality.