Bude Community Cinema-  Run by the community for the community

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Bude Community Cinema
Bringing films to Bude

Bude Community Cinema is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation and registered charity (1939583)

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The number to use to reserve tickets or leave a message

0845 874 0168

Bude Community Cinema’s 1st birthday

* AGM and FREE film night *

Thursday 19th November 2009 - Parkhouse Centre, Bude

Brief report of BCC’s first AGM

Great to be welcomed with a drink (+ nibbles) and a chance to chat with other members.  Then, a quick sing of ‘Happy Birthday’.

Janine Everett, outgoing Chairman gave a brief summary of a successful first year - having shown 15 films, the first 5 jointly with Carn to Cove and the remaining after BCC became independent.

Next, BCC Treasurer David Thomas talked us through the Accounts which ran from September 2008 until the end of October 2009.  It needs to be noted that for the initial period, while operating under the aegis of Bude Partnership, insufficient details were recorded in respect of tickets sales for the first film evenings, or for income and expenditure in relation to refreshments, so total figures are included.

The Accounts were formally adopted; click here to see a copy (1 x A4 PDF).

In addition, it was pointed out that with current costs, an audience of 55 was needed to break even on a film night.

Election of Officers and Committee

a. Election of Chairman - Nick Compton was the only nomination for Chairman and was duly elected.

b. Election of Secretary - Debbie Whelan was re-elected.

c. Election of Treasurer - Dave Thomas was re-elected.

Election of Committee.

Joyce Bickerstaff, Janine Everett, Sean Everett, Christine Fanet, Sue Horton, Catherine Loudwill, Mark Loudwill and Nicky Vereker were elected.  Contact details are on the Contact Us page.

Other business

Various topics were raised and it was encouraging to get views and opinions of members.  Specific matters included Refreshments on film evenings and the pros and cons of DIY or outsourcing; the recent Survey on BCC’s first 12 months (click here to see the report - A4 x 4); Films for families and the idea of matinées; the lead time for publishing film programmes (and getting newer films more quickly); and the biggest issue - Publicity, including getting news to nearby villages and participating in local shows and exhibitions.  The committee will look into all suggestions.

Overall, a good meeting - followed by a good film ...

1st birthday cake
 - made by Janine Everett,
BCC Chair 2008-9
Janine, cutting the cake watched by some BCC members.