Film society is proving to be a box office hit

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FOLLOWING a recent rejuvenation, Bury St Edmunds Film Society is appealing for new members.

The society, originally founded in 1966, faced closure 12 months ago due to increasing costs and dwindling membership, but after a relaunch and a highly successful film noir mini-season, the society is looking for new members to share in its recent success.

Now based at The Hunter Club, in Guildhall, Bury, the society is nearing the end of its current season and under new chairman Penny Turner is planning a series of mini- seasons based on particular themes and genres.

Penny said: “The themes can be anything from a programme of films from a single director, or the work of one actor, or a genre – we want people to come up with ideas.

“Having a series of films gives people something they can really get their teeth into, so they can get to know the work of a filmmaker, an actor or a group of directors.”

Their are three more films to be shown this season, each film is introduced by a member of the society and a supporting programme is provided, screenings are followed by an informal discussion about the film, its stars and the subject matter it dealt with.

Membership to the society, which has the tag line ‘For the films you have loved and the films you will love’, is £30 per year.

Anyone interested in joining should contact the club’s social secretary, Ian Wallis, at