Denbigh Film Club

Film Hub Wales Member

Denbigh Film Club was formally established on 2nd October, 2006. Following a public meeting at the Town Hall discussing the idea of bringing cinema back to the town, twelve members of the public formed a committee, adopted a constitution and opened an account with £12, a donation of £1 from each member for the purpose.

The aim and objectives of the club were discussed at length and the principle of delivering film shows for club members and the community at large became the basis of all their work. The membership in their first year, 2007, reached 150.

Within twelve months the club raised £15,000 through grants from Awards for All WalesDenbigh Town CouncilThe Freeman Evans TrustThe Welsh Church Acts Fund and Denbighshire Community Chest as well as generous donations from businesses and organisations in the community. This initial sum enabled them to purchase a state-of-the-art cinematic installation including a 5m electric screen, Sanyo projector and portable equipment for use at outreach projects.

The very first film show on 8th December 2006 was the charming French film M.Hulot’s Holiday, established a pleasing format which has delighted their audiences ever since. This includes a supporting programme of shorts and trailers of historical and local interest in addition to the main feature film. Each show is also the setting for social interaction helped by welcome refreshments.

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