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Cancellation of rest of season

18 March 2020 0

As expected after the recent Government statements, The Bacon Theatre has decided to close its doors to the public until at least the end of April. That means we will not be able to show the remaining films of our [cont'd.]

Your reactions

Reactions to Hail Caesar!

11 March 2020 0

An appreciation score of 74.55 per cent for Hail Caesar! Some of your comments: “A great film – most suitable for Tuesday evening viewing.” “Great attention to detail. Great film!” “Hilarious satire of 50’s Hollywood.” “Always like the Coen Brothers [cont'd.]

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Reactions to Border

26 February 2020 0

One of the lower appreciation scores of the season so far for Border, at 74.11 per cent. Some of your comments: “Truly astonishing:- believable, surprising and poignant. Excellent acting – I was totally sucked in!!” “An extraordinary film, courageous, dark, [cont'd.]

Reactions to Imagine

19 February 2020 0

A warm welcome for Imagine and an appreciation score of 84.44 per cent. Some of your comments: “What a pity it didn’t get a UK distributor! Fascinating insight, and compelling drama.” “A very welcome change after the last few films [cont'd.]

Reactions to Capernaüm

5 February 2020 0

Despite its harrowing storyline, there was almost universal praise for Capernaüm. Its appreciation score of 95.71 per cent is the third highest we have had in the last 25 years. The two above that were both comedies. Some of your [cont'd.]

Film news

Max von Sydow

11 March 2020 0

The Swedish actor Max von Sydow has died at the age of 90. In his early career he worked extensively with Ingmar Bergman, playing an unforgettable Death in The Seventh Seal. He went on to appear in more than 100 [cont'd.]

Kirk Douglas

7 February 2020 0

We say farewell to Kirk Douglas, great actor, last survivor of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and so much more.  Douglas, the son of Jewish immigrants to the US, grew up speaking Yiddish and had a tough early life. After being invalided [cont'd.]

About CFS

CFS is Cheltenham’s membership film society. We show mostly subtitled and independent films between September and April at the Bacon Theatre in Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Admission is by annual membership subscription, but members may bring guests. The society is more than 70 years old and currently more than 550 strong.


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