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.

December 3rd

The cinema club will be held on December 3rd at 10.30 at VUE the film is Bohemian Rhapsody. Please see synopsis below.

If you would like to come please let me know.


Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

October 1st - Mamma Mia

The next cinema club will be on Monday October 1st at 10.30 a.m. and the film will be Mamma Mia.


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