Village film fans fail to focus

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FILM fans in neighbouring villages may be spoilt for choice if plans to launch film clubs in both areas go ahead.

Both Pitstone Parish Council and the Chapel Fellowship for Ivinghoe and Pitstone Chapel are working on separate community cinema projects.

The organisations, which are a mile apart, are both aware of what the other is doing and are both considering using the local memorial hall.

Pastor of the chapel Dave Clifford explained that is was a coincidence that the two groups came up with the idea but said they will not be merging into one project.

He said: “We wouldn’t be competing for funds and we won’t be having the same audience as the parish council, which I think will appeal more to young adults.

“What we are running is a little bit different to them.

“We are looking for funding to set up the film club as a free resource that will start in May with afternoon matinees targeted at people aged 50 and over.

“We wouldn’t be showing any films that are certified aged 18, we want to show thought-provoking movies instead.”

Less developed, Pitstone Parish Council’s project is at the stages of investigating whether people in Ivinghoe and Pitstone would support a local film club.

A number of residents have already showed their enthusiasm for the facility and have offered to help.

People can give their views by texting ‘Pitstone Cinema Yes’ or ‘Pitstone Cinema No’ to 60300 or contact Klaus Ginda on 01296 668911 or email Klausginda@btinternet.com