Westleton Film Club holds its shows on the first Saturday of the month from October to May inclusive.
The club was initiated following 45% of the respondents to the question in the Parish Plan regarding which activities they would like to see in Westleton indicating they would support a film club.
The Film Club is run under the auspices of the Westleton Village Hall. Any film shown to an audience paying or not MUST pay a licence fee. A very generous donation from the Barrel Fair allowed the club to hire films from the major licence holders and the necessary equipment to be hired. The number of attendees needed to cover the cost of showing a film averages out at about 35, and as so far we are averaging 49. To May 2019 we had made a profit of just over £7,350. There is a bar at the shows and ice creams are on sale which helps make the Club more financially viable.
The Film Club does not run during the summer months. The Village Hall was successful in obtaining a grant in July 2011 from the Lottery, which allowed then to buy audio visual equipment thus saving the collection of the hired equipment from Suffolk Digital Cinema Network in Halesworth. At the same time the Westleton and Dunwich WEA paid for a superb new electrically operated screen. This equipment has to date been used not only by the Film Club, but by the WEA, the Gardeners Club, the WI, The Friends of Westleton Common and the Parish Council to make presentations to name but a few.
THE VILLAGE HALL WILL BE UNDERGOING SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS FROM MAY 2019 TO THE END OF THE YEAR. AS A RESULT THERE WILL BE NO FURTHER FILM SHOWS UNTIL 2020