Jordans Picture House
Green West Road
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JPH RAISES £500 FOR THE SYRIAN REFUGEE APPEAL
On Sunday 14th November we screened the acclaimed documentary “For Sama” which gives a harrowing, unique insight into the siege of the Syrian city of Aleppo by the Assad regime backed by Russian forces. The utter devastation and carnage was indescribable, truly shocking.
A few days before this, Royal Mail had delivered to our households a leaflet produced by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) describing the plight of the thousands of homeless and appealing for financial support to provide them with “Family Winter Survival Packs”, each costing £75.
It was our hope that donations by the audience – if necessary boosted by JPH itself – might be sufficient to reach this target and an appeal was made prior to the screening of the film.
We are immensely grateful for the generosity that was shown, which enabled us to donate the wonderful total of £400 (£500 after the addition of Gift Aid).
Thank you so very much to all the contributors.
JPH GOES "CASHLESS"
In line with many other organisations, shops and other outlets, we will no longer be accepting cash for payments at our bar or for ticket purchases at our check-in desk. We will have card readers at each of these points and we hope that everyone will agree that this is a sensible step to take in view of the recognised risk of handling cash in the Covid-19 era. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our AGM was held via Zoom on Friday 14th May and although there was little to report (see Committee Report below), Members were pleased to hear the announcement of the film titles chosen for the 2021-22 season.
The programme (screening dates) is now being put together and details will be posted on our "Programme & Buying Tickets page and we look forward to seeing the bookings rolling in!
AN AUDIENCE WITH ARMANDO IANNUCCI
On Monday 22nd February, a year since our last screening, we organised a Zoom
Q&A session with Armando Iannucci.
Armando, an accomplished speaker, was the Director of “The Death of Stalin”(2017) (screened at JPH in April 2018) “The Thick of It” (TV Series 2005-2012) and “The Personal History of David Copperfield” (2019) as well as “Veep”(2012-2019) and “In the Loop (2009). He was nominated for an Oscar and won 38 other awards and 63 nominations. He lived in our neighbouring village, Chalfont St Giles, for a number of years.
Over 60 people participated and it was a highly enjoyable event, which also raised £710 for Wycombe Homeless Connection. See their letter and donation certificate below:
18th May 2020
OUR 2020 ANNUAL REPORT
Due to the coronavirus lockdown we were unable to hold an AGM.
However, an Annual Report was circulated to Members and is available below.
OUR "BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY" AWARD FROM CHILTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL
We were delighted to hear that we had won this, our latest award, in recognition of our contribution to the community. Unfortunately the planned presentation event in Amersham could not be held due to the coronavirus lockdown, so the handover of the trophy was a low key affair, with the past Chair of the Council presenting it to Alan Sealy and Chris Waymouth in Alan's front garden - socially distanced, of course!
22nd February 2020
JORDANS PICTURE HOUSE HOSTS LUNCH AND DISCUSSION EVENT "COLLABORATE" FOR 14 LOCAL FILM SOCIETIES, FUNDED BY CINEMA FOR ALL
On 22nd February we held a very enjoyable and successful event, “Collaborate”, which was a networking lunch and discussion session attended by some 30 people from 14 local film societies. We had a guest speaker from the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield who gave us a fascinating insight into the work of the School, followed by lively discussions on various topics which were moderated for us by David Wooster. Many ideas were exchanged and we received extremely positive feedback from all the attendees. We are most grateful to Cinema For All for funding this event.
21st September 2019
JORDANS PICTURE HOUSE WINS AWARD FOR BEST SINGLE EVENT
FOR ARMISTICE CENTENARY WEEKEND SCREENINGS
At the 50th Cinema for All Film Society of the Year Awards held in Sheffield today, Jordans Picture House was the winner in the 2019 Best Single Event category for our Armistice Centenary Weekend events in November last year. These included screenings of the films “Journey’s End” and “War Horse,” Sarah Lones’s rendition of the popular song of that time “Roses of Picardy”, displays of memorabilia, the Lest We Forget poppies slideshow, and the greeting of the audience by John, Georgina Wright’s Welsh cob, a breed of horse frequently used on the Western Front, plus the readings of “A Letter from the Front” and the poem “Everyone Sang”.
Four other film societies were also shortlisted for the Award by “Cinema for All”, whose membership comprises 1,300 community cinemas throughout the UK.
Below here there's a video from the awards ceremony, and see the Gallery page for a few photos.
13th September 2019
DONATION TO WYCOMBE HOMELESS CONNECTION
At our screening this evening we welcomed Samantha Martin to give us an address about the work of Wycombe Homeless Connection, the good cause chosen by our Members to receive this year's donation from JPH. See the photo below with our Chairman Alan Sealy presenting Sam with our cheque for £500.
9th September 2019
OUR NEW SEASON IS ABOUT TO GET UNDER WAY!
This coming Friday we will be welcoming a representative of Wycombe Homeless Connection to
our screening to receive a cheque for £500, the donation agreed by our Members at our AGM in June. She will also be telling about the invaluable work that they do.
Then we'll be into our first film of the 2019-20 season, "Fisherman's Friends" . It's a real feelgood fun film and no wonder it's shaping up to be a sellout!
24th June 2019
MINUTES OF OUR 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Please click below for the Minutes of our 2019 AGM (should open in a new window)
15th June 2019
OUR AGM AND THE PROGRAMME FOR NEXT SEASON!
Yesterday we held our AGM, which was well received by the approximately 50 Members in attendance.. We announced the Top Ten film choices of our Members for the next season, which will be increased to a total of 18 for the programme running from September 2019 to May 2020. We will be experimenting with some different dates (days of the week) and the details will be added to our Programme page on this website on or around 1st July, with the facility to purchase tickets online.
A further highlight was the announcement of a £500 donation to Wycombe Homeless Connection as our annual contribution to local good causes.
Following the meeting we enjoyed complimentary Prosecco and ice cream and screened "Pride", based on the true story of gay activists supporting Welsh miners during their strike in 1984-85.
11th May 2019
HELP US CHOOSE THE FILMS FOR NEXT SEASON!
It's an exciting time - we have sent out our committee's "Long List" of 25 ilms that are contenders for our 2019-20 20 season, asking our Members to select their favourite 10. This includes a number of foreign language films with subtitles. We would plan to show these on Sundays with a limited audience in order to ensure that everyone is able to see the subtitles at the bottom of the screen. Once we have all the votes we will announce the most popular choices, which will form the backbone of our next programme, at our AGM on 14th June.
18th February 2019
ONLINE MOBILE PAYMENTS NOW ACCEPTED!
When you book tickets online (through the "Programme & Buying Tickets" page and then using the inbuilt "TicketSource" system) it is now possible to use Mobile Payments instead of having to enter your credit/debit card details. This can be done on an iPhone using Apple Pay, on a Samsung phone using Samsung Pay or via Google using Google Pay.
Many people find this faster and more convenient and we hope this will be useful for you. Many thanks to TicketSource for introducing this new feature.
1st February 2019
WYCOMBE HOMELESS CONNECTION
At our December screening we were treated to a wonderful performance by Sara Lones of her song “Choices”, accompanied by her video, in support of Wycombe Homeless Connection.
Following this a collection took place and we are very grateful to all those who contributed.
We have now received a lovely letter of thanks from this charity together with a donation certificate.
Our congratulations to Sara for producing this very moving piece of work and supporting such a worthy cause.
13th January 2019
Sadly we have lost David Wooster from our team, due to pressure of work and family commitments - he was one of the key founders of JPH and we are hugely grateful for his contribution. However we are very grateful that through his film production company Worldmark Films Ltd he will continue to provide our "Intros" with the trailers for upcoming films.
We were delighted to welcome back Frederick Forsyth, CBE, to give an address prior to our screening of "The Post" on 11th January. His insight into the world of political intrigue and cover-ups is quite extraordinary, as readers of his many books will know. Thank you, Freddie!
1st July 2018
NO MORE ONLINE BOOKING FEES!
During our first two seasons a booking fee was incurred when buying tickets through this website. Now that we are firmly established it has been decided that we will absorb that fee ourselves and it will no longer be payable when purchasing tickets online.
We are extremely pleased to advise that by the time we commence our next season in October, a Hearing Loop will have been installed in the Village Hall. Several of our regular supporters unfortunately suffer from hearing difficulties and although we have an excellent sound system this will undoubtedly enhance their experience. We are very grateful to Jordans Village Ltd for agreeing to fund this initiative.
Despite it being a beautiful sunny day it was great that we had around 40 Members and others attending our first Annual General Meeting on Sunday 10th June, followed by complimentary Prosecco and a wonderful cake in the shape of our logo, then the intriguing film "The Party".
Click below to download the AGM Minutes.
Mary Bellamy cutting the cake!
11th June 2018
AGM AND NEXT SEASON'S FILMS
Yesterday we concluded our second season by holding our AGM and showing the fascinating film "The Party". It was great to have such a good attendance despite the brilliant weather and many other events taking place during the day. We also revealed the ten films that our Members have selected for our 2018-19 season and the programme will be announced here and in the Jordans Village newsletter at the beginning of July. The Minutes of the AGM will be posted here shortly, as soon as our Secretary has finished scribbling!
1st May 2018
OUR MAY THEATRE WEEKEND
We’re really looking forward to this and your support has been extremely encouraging –
“The Audience” is almost sold out but there are a few tickets remaining, and there are seats still available for the other two screenings (see the "Programme & Buying Tickets" page for
The programme consists of three recordings of live performances from the National Theatre. They include backstage footage and interviews during the intermissions and are as follows:-
THE AUDIENCE (PG) - Friday 11th May - Doors Open 7:15 P.M. - Programme Starts 8:00 P.M.
THE DEEP BLUE SEA (12A) - Saturday 12th May - Doors Open 7:15 P.M. - Programme Starts 8:00 P.M.
NO MAN’S LAND (15) - Sunday 13th May - Doors Open 3:15 P.M. - Programme Starts 4:00 P.M.
Tickets for these three events are priced at £10 each.
The run time, including an intermission, will be around 2 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes.
(Ice cream and drinks will be for sale in the interval!)
Tickets are available either online or from the Box Office.
The three plays we have chosen are all very different and, in addition, by offering three options over the weekend it will give the maximum practical opportunity for you to view one – or all of them.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING PLUS FILM (free for Members)
Our first Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 10th June at 4:00 P.M.
After the AGM, at around 5:00 P.M. there will be the final film of the Season – “The Party”.
This will be free for Members. If you are a Member and would like your free ticket for “The Party”, please just phone the Box Office
and we will reserve it for you.
As from next season, only paid-up members will be entitled to vote for the film selection and in addition you will be able to vote at the AGM on which good causes should benefit from JPH surplus funds.
Further information regarding the AGM and the film selection process will be made available to Members during May - keep an eye out for emails and watch for further information on this page.