There is something about watching a movie, not just for entertainment, but to appreciate it as an art. If you are a movie lover and want to share your passion with others, then a film club may be for you. If you are in the south central area of Pennsylvania or in Hagerstown, Maryland, then I have just that club for you. The Cumberland Valley Film Club screens its films in the restored Capitol Theater in downtown Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
On their website the club promises to show movies:
“On the big screen that deal with real human emotions, movies that are beautifully filmed and that feature exceptional actors.”
Some of the past movies shown and discussed are “Sin Nombre”, “The Hurt Locker”, “Whale Rider” and “Volver”. The film club has a vast range of movies on its calendar, from award winning to lesser known independent films. The board of the club chooses from award wining movies then sets it to a vote for its currently sixty members. When the votes come in the calendar is set.
This club is for the film lovers who want to watch movies that are no longer on the big screen but still belong there. It’s a club where you gather with others , twice a month, to enjoy cultural films and with those that are like-minded. Some evenings when time allows the group will discuss the movies topic.
While anyone can attend a showing, you can become a member and save on ticket prices. Membership to the club (which is twenty dollars) also gives you the privilege of attending presentations by independent film makers and free pre-screening dinners and social events at local restaurants. Attending a showing is also inexpensive, for members the ticket is four dollars and for non-members the ticket is five dollars.
For more information on the club, check it out at www.cumberlandvalleyfilmclub.org. The website provides a calendar of upcoming screenings. You can also register to become a member or print out a membership form on their site.