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ABCD Film Society

c/o Abingdon Health and Wellbeing Centre, Audlett Drive, ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE, OX14 3GD

BFI ID: BFINC000720

About us

We don't believe in films for the brain dead. We do believe in entertaining films – films which stimulate, prompt thought, make you laugh, make you emote – but perhaps not all at once. You will probably like many of them, but not all. See some and you will know what we mean. Cinema for All commended us for our film programme in September 2014 and we have been outright winners of the Best Programme of Films award a number of times. We go for a mix of recent (over half) and older titles, films in English and films with sub-titles – movies from sixteen different countries this season. We have several special events every year including expert speakers, wine and cheese parties, and a silent classic with accompaniment by a National Film Theatre pianist.


Latest Screenings

Thursday 1 March 2018

Closely Observed TrainsThis showing has a 15 cerificate

This story is based on a Bohumil Hrabal novel of a young railwayman with an unmanageable love life. One of the most fondly remembered Czech comedies of the 1960s, it is set during WW2 in occupied Czechslovakia.

Screening time

19:45 - 22:00

Screening location

Health and Wellbeing Centre, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3GD

Thursday 8 March 2018

Shooting StarsThis showing has a U cerificate

Starlet Mae Feather is climbing the slippery pole to stardom duping her handsome actor husband Julian by conducting an affair with comedy actor Andy Wilks.

Screening time

19:30 - 22:00
Accompanied on piano by Andrew Youdell of the National Film Theatre.

Screening location

St Nicolas Church Market Place, ABINGDON, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HF

Thursday 15 March 2018

In the Heat of the NightThis showing has a 12A cerificate

Tibbs, a detective from a northern state, is wrongly suspected of the murder of a white man and arrested while travelling in the South. When the Mississippi police realise their error, Tibbs is called upon to assist them in their investigation, which he reluctantly agrees to do.

Screening time

19:45 - 22:00

Screening location

Health and Wellbeing Centre, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3GD

Thursday 22 March 2018

FrantzThis showing has a 12A cerificate

In post-WW1 Germany, Anna is mourning the death of her fiancé Frantz while living with his parents. During one of her frequent visits to Frantz’s grave, she encounters a Frenchman who explains that the men had been friends. Against a background of anti-French feeling, a friendship develops.

Screening time

19:45 - 22:00
Doors open at 7pm for this joint event with Abingdon and District Twin Towns Society. It is in the main programme and is covered by your membership (food and drink extra). Film starts at 7:45pm approx.

Screening location

Health and Wellbeing Centre, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3GD


Where to buy tickets or memberships

  • At the door
  • Applications for membership at our normal venue or by email to info@abfilms.org.uk or by telephone to 01235 521976 Memberships available for 1 week (1 film) £6, full season £64 and half season £35

Pictures

  • Our opening film for the season on 1st October
  • Frank Screening on 26 Nov
  • Fruitvale 25 Feb
  • Spring in a Small Town 4 Feb

Organisations we work with

  • Cinema For All
  • Film Hub South East
  • ICO