Film Club

June 2021

Greetings all film lovers and Film Club members, past and future, from the Film Club committee. We thought that you would appreciate an update about Film Club and what we are envisioning for the future.

We are planning for Season 9 to start in September 2021 and it will follow the format of our previous seasons. Films will be screened monthly at 7.30pm, usually on the second Thursday of each month from September 2021 to June 2022. Even though it seems a long time in the future, no harm in making plans for good things to look forward to.

We will offer you a mix of ten exciting and innovative films from every genre, including classic films, foreign films, comedies, dramas – films to make you wonder at the skill of the director, actor, screenwriter, cinematographer – films that will challenge you, make you laugh, make you cry, films that you may not have dreamed of seeing and films that you will love to revisit. And you will experience the thrill of watching film as it was meant to be seen, on a big screen with surround-sound in an audience of like-minded people. Magic.

Membership forms are available from different venues throughout Shoreham and surrounding areas, including the local libraries and the Ropetackle Box Office. And keep an eye on this page and our dedicated Ropetackle noticeboard for up-to-date details.

The Season 9 Films:
Thursday 9th September: MINARI ‘Minari beams with subtle wonder’
Friday 15th October: TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT ‘Talk about TNT – this is it!’
Thursday 11th November: THE FATHER ‘a devastatingly empathetic portrayal of dementia’
Friday 3rd December: TOP HAT ‘they’re dancing cheek to cheek again’
Thursday 13th January: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE ‘This movie is beautiful’
Thursday 3rd February: PARASITE ‘a miracle of a film, gloriously entertaining’
Thursday 10th March: RADIO DAYS ‘Those were the days….’
Thursday 14th April: THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT ‘a sharp and playful script’
Thursday 12th May: THE HOURS ‘wonderfully acted, elegantly written, tightly directed’
Thursday 9th June: PARIS, TEXAS ‘one of the great films about America’

Please come and join us. We will be so pleased to welcome you to Film Club again.

Ropetackle Film Club Shoreham Movies Cinema

As well as the popular Ropetackle Cinema films, which are open to all, Ropetackle Film Club is an affordable and enjoyable cinema experience right on your doorstep for members only. We offer members 10 free films from all genres (with extra members’ treats) for an annual fee of just £30. As a member, you are also entitled to bring a guest to any of the films for an extra £6. We have a huge cinema screen, true surround-sound and earphones for those who don’t hear so well.

Films are screened at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of each month from September to June. Feel free to arrive early to meet and chat with fellow film lovers and committee members in the convivial atmosphere that always precedes our films. There is usually a delicious pre-film supper from Lesley’s Kitchen available (please see the film page in What’s On for menu). The bar is always open, and you may take your drink into the auditorium.

You will be made very welcome!

How To Join

You can become a Ropetackle Film Club member for just £30. Simply pick up an application form at the Box Office (or Shoreham Library) and hand to one of our Box Office volunteers, or join online below.

Click here to join the Ropetackle Film Club online.

Remaining Season 8 Films

Heat and Dust – 10th June 2021

In the Heat of the Night – 8th July 2021

Tampopo – 12th August 2021

The 9th Season will kick off in September 2021.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions:



“I love the variety on offer and the opportunity to see films I never saw first time round and that I may not have considered in the first place but really enjoyed.” ~ Film Club Member

If you love watching films on the big screen with full surround sound, meeting like-minded people, being involved in your local cinema and not having to worry about steep parking prices or negotiating the crowds, then the Ropetackle Film Club is for you!

A year’s membership costs just £30 and the benefits include:

  • an eclectic programme of ten films, including art-house, old classics, recent favourites and foreign films.
  • the opportunity to contribute to the choice of films for the next season
  • an invitation to the AGM where your voice will be heard and your vote will count.


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