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Updated June 20, 2022

Who we are

North Curry Film Club

Bijou lads

was set up by a group of keen film goers after two years of fundraising to purchase the equipment on behalf of the village hall. We aim to show contemporary films that do not get a wide distribution by large multiplex cinemas. The majority of films are in the English language but foreign, subtitled films are also shown. The equipment is owned by the village hall and is available for hire to other interested groups. Initially showings were to members only, but now non-members can see individual films for a payment of £5 on the door, if the Hall is not too full, after 7.15pm.

Showings are on the fourth Wednesday of every month. We are also offering a 'Winter Warmer' series of films on Saturday afternoons in the Winter, with tea and cake. The charge is £5 for members and non-members.

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Committee Members

Don Hoyle
Jane Attwood
Sandra Mead-Hoyle
Gareth Richards
Ken Octon
Heather Williams
Jennie Protherough

Richard Ayres
Ralph Forester
Crispin Hayllar
Sue Phillips
Terry Sidley
Mary Stewart-Wilson

A bit of history

Bijou cinema

North Curry was once home to the smallest cinema in England. It is not known when it started but The Bijou in Moor Lane, shown here in 1936, was owned by Albert Derham and it was his wife’s son Kenneth Mapledoram, who was very keen on films and turned into a venue for showing films.

Bijou poster

Children's programme matinée (right)

All photographs © North Curry Archives. North Curry Archives are housed in The Loft, 1 Town Farm, The Pavement, North Curry Somerset TA3 6NP (above the Coffee Shop). For access and information contact the Archivist Mrs Betty Koppa - Telephone: 01823 490404 or e-mail: ncarchives@googlemail.com.