Silver Screen (cinema)


Films are shown on the 1st Tuesday of the Month unless otherwise advertised in Vintage Blacon Messenger. Over the Autumn and Winter seasons, watch out for additional showings mid-month. 

Some of the films in 2018 include:

Paddington 2, Goodbye Christopher Robyn, Murder on the Oriant Express, Dunkirk

See the latest Silver Screen Programme

Previous movies shown:

May 2nd - SUFFRAGETTE (12) 2015 is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Running Time 1hr46


April – San Andreas (12) 2015

The San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. Watch the trailer.
Running Time 1hr 54



March - The Hundred  Foot Journey (PG) 2015

When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery.

Running Time 2hr 02



February - The Man from UNCLE (12) 2015

Based on the TV Series - Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centres on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. They must race against time to prevent a worldwide catastrophe through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology.

Running Time 1hr 56



January – Brief Encounter (PG) 1945
(A Classic  - Made 70 years ago and still stirs the heart)

David Lean made much bigger films than this, but few of those epics packed the emotional punch of this picture, set in a mundane world of railway stations, semi-detached houses and inexpensive cafes. Trevor Howard is perfectly cast as Alec, the doctor, but the film belongs above all to Celia Johnson, as the heroine Laura.

Running Time 2hr 03





























Blacon Silver screen questions and answers

What is Blacon Silver screen?
A monthly film show aimed at those over the age of 55, but open to people of all ages. Films are shown with sub-titles where possible.

When do you meet?
Normally on the first Tuesday morning of every month (unless otherwise stated).
School Holiday Specials are suitable for young children, but note that no Children’s Workers are present and children will not be admitted without a responsible adult.

What time do you start and finish?
Refreshments are available from 10am The film starts at 10:15am but the finish time will depend on how long the film runs. The length of each film is shown in this programme. 

Where do you meet?
At the Blacon United Reformed Church Hall, 121 Saughall road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5ET (Opposite the Blacon Parade)

How much does it cost?
Just £3:00 per person. Family rates are available on request.

How are the films chosen?
Members of the club are invited to choose the films that are shown.  

Do I have to live in Blacon to attend?
No, if you live outside of Blacon you are welcome to attend.

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