‘Flix in the Stix’, a film show in the Village Hall, usually starting at 7.30pm on the second Saturday of each month, was organised 5 years ago as one of the recommendations stemming from the publication of the Village Plan in 2010. The Village Plan document reflects the collective views across Hinton St. George expressed in responses to a questionnaire circulated to every household.
Since those early days, the Committee, headed by Eric Burgess, has shown over 50 films. The films are selected by the Committee in four-month segments, from the catalogue of available items sent to us by Moviola, a locally based provider to whom we pay a fee to cover licensing and other costs. On occasions we have hired the film disc ourselves, and pay the license fee directly.
The films have been generally well supported by the village and a number of regulars from further afield. We do try to provide a varied programme through the year which will appeal to a range of tastes. Attendance has generally been 40-70. We also try to create a friendly atmosphere, with available bar for wine, beer, and soft drinks. Ice creams are available during the interval.
By way of variety, over the years, we have shown ‘The King’s Speech’, ‘Spectre’, ‘A United Kingdom’, ‘Amelie’, ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘Quartet’, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’, ‘Tea with Mussolini’, and ‘Black Swan’
When Flix shows began, we also paid Moviola to provide projector (and projectionist), and screen. Through the small profit we accumulated over time, and contributions from the Parish Council, the Village Hall Committee, and the Reading Room Trust, we have now procured our own screen, overhead mounted projector and disc player. We plan to provide an improved sound system during 2017. All of these facilities are available to other users of the Village Hall.
Our current programme for July and August includes ‘La La Land’, and ‘Beauty and the Beast’. The latter is aimed at the younger audience as well, starting at 7.00pm.
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Emma Watson & Dan Stevens.
Lord Mountbatten, the final Viceroy of India, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different cultures clash in the face of monumental change, Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson.
Desperate to pay the bills, three lifelong pals Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin embark on a daring bid to rob the very bank which absconded with their money.
A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II, by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. Bill Nighy, Gemma Arterton
Perennial favourite as our seasonal party film. Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Louis Armstrong et al. Table setup with refreshments.