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.

Monday 19th March 2018

The next meeting of the Cinema Club will be on Monday 19th March 2018. The film showing will be The Darkest Hours (synopsis below).

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

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

Orient Express

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.

Sue Hearfield

Chester and District Federation of the Blind
37 Rosscliffe Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 3AS