The cinema club will run again after the summer holidays. There were some initial problems with the audio description equipment and we will ensure that these have been rectified. We are also working with the Storyhouse in Chester and hope to have a club running there shortly.
The management at Vue cinema, Cheshire Oaks, are in agreement that something had to be done to help visually impaired people to have the same enjoyment as others.
The management agree that many visually impaired people miss out on visiting the cinema and felt that providing our members with headphones to enable everybody to enjoy the whole of the picture through audio description was a great idea.
They have set aside a cinema room and a morning for us especially so that all our members can enjoy the film.
Audio described performance at Upton Village Hall
The society's next production is the comedy The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. It's the female version and based on the tv and film which featured Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
Another described performance is on Friday 1 December commencing at 7:30.
If any members would like to attend could they please contact me with the number of tickets they require and the number of headsets they need. Contact Sue for details
The cinema club runs on Monday 6th November at 10.30. The film is the Orient Express.
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
Vue tell us that the headphones are tested every week and that they are in full working order. We will be testing the headphones ourselves over the weekend. There have been problems with headsets in the past and the charity cannot guarantee that headsets will function on the day. However, we will do our best to ensure that there are no problems.
Please contact me asap if you would like to visit the cinema on Monday and you need headsets as there are only seven sets.
Chester and District Federation of the Blind
37 Rosscliffe Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 3AS