Thursday, November 15, 2007

Christmas Dinner

We’d like to invite you to join us for dinner at The George on the evening of Sunday 16th December, following Waitress, a film chosen to lighten the mood before Christmas. Just a little more expensive than last year, but at £13.95 for four courses with plenty of choice, it appeared quite reasonable. So the first 50 to book their place will be the lucky ones…

Email Rod ( to book your place or to request the menu (67KB PDF)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

KFC On The Road

KFC on the Road is screening Lawrence of Arabia tomorrow evening (Friday 12th Oct) at Mungrisdale Village Hall at 7pm (not 7:30 as previously advertised)

Friday, October 05, 2007

Short Film

Preceding The Seventh Seal on Sunday we’re screening Darren Horne’s new short The Midnight Barber, whose production was part-funded by KFC (that’s us, not the Colonel). Darren has said that he’ll try to snatch time off managing the Penrith Alhambra to come over to Keswick to introduce it. That’s at 5pm, of course, but the film lasts only 6 minutes, so don’t be late!

Friday, September 28, 2007

This Is England

This Is England did its deliberate inflammatory job on Sunday: a few hated it, some loved it, most thought it a fascinating and worthy exploration of one of the UK's strange societal phenomena.

The audience ratings came out at 77.02%, don't forget you can tell us what you thought on the film's page.

After France and England, it's the turn of Spain on Sunday with The Night of the Sunflowers; 'A terrific thriller and a complex and intelligent piece of filmmaking' according to Sight & Sound.

Friday, September 21, 2007


What a fine start to the season last Sunday - we weren't sure that a period drama in a foreign language would attract people in large numbers, but Molière must have had a reputation for being a good movie.

There appeared to be plenty of chat when the harassed committee caught a glimpse. Sorry if some of us seemed removed from the proceedings - we were! There's always quite a lot to do on the opening night.

The scores: Replies ( attendance 141) 63 Rating 84.52%

This Sunday you can see This Is England; 'A modest, near-flawless gem' according to The New York Times and one of the best films I've see this year.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Product Placement In Film

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Opening Night

We're getting the ball rolling on Sunday 16th September with a free drink for all members before the screening of Molière. Please do join us in the Alhambra at 4:15 to renew acquaintance with Club members you may not have seen for a while.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Autumn Programme

The new Autumn programme is available here and includes some great films such as This Is England, The Seventh Seal, Tell No One, Hallam Foe and The Namesake.

If you are a member then the new brochure should be arriving through your letterbox any day now.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The 9th Keswick Film Festival – Twice as Good!

Dates for your Diary: 8th – 10th February 2008 AND 10th – 13th April 2008

Did you come and see Ken Loach, Andrea Arnold and our great list of retrospectives, pre-releases and films you might have missed last February? Well, next year we are having two events and we’d love to see you at both.

February Mini-Fest – this year the Theatre by the Lake is not fully available in February so we are having ‘7 films and a bit of a do’ over the weekend of 8th – 10th starting at 6.30 pm on Friday evening and running till Sunday afternoon. We will be having a theme, guest directors and all the buzz of the big festival focussed on the Alhambra

The Big One – April (10-13) then we will be having the usual 4 days of film moved from February to April. There will be more guests, events, almost 30 films, the opening buffet on the Thursday for Pass Holders, a ‘Script to Screen’ workshop to find out how it happens and other excitements.

In the autumn we will be announcing more details, prices – there will be special offers for those coming to both, competitions for free passes and all the fun of the festival. Put the dates in your diary, get ready to book your travel and B&B and we look forward to seeing you all again.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

AGM 2007

This years AGM will be held on Sunday 25th March, at the Alhambra at 4.00p.m. - before the German film Requiem.

The agenda can be found in the latest edition of Talking Pictures.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Film Society of the Year Awards 2007

The British Federation of Film Societies held its Film Society of the Year Awards at the weekend. We are delighted to announce that this site, along with the Keswick Film Festival site, picked up the awards for Best Website.

As well as Best Website, Keswick Film Club was also awarded a Distinction for Programming and a Commendation for Best Marketing.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Festival News

The festival is not far off now and the brochure should be available in the usual places. You can also have a look at the website at or Google Calendar for details of the programme.