Welcome to The Fleapit Cinema Club!

 

Corona Virus Epidemic

Following current government guidance we have taken the decision to cancel the last two screenings of the current Season, The Swimmer and 42nd Street.

We look forward to being able to open again in time for our 24th Season in September this year.

 

Welcome to The Fleapit Cinema Club – the home for everyone who enjoys watching great films in good company. Based in Westerham at Westerham Hall, we have modern projection equipment, a 24′ screen (larger than many multiplexes), a licensed bar and fabulous ice creams!
The Fleapit is run entirely by volunteers.

Membership

The Fleapit welcomes everyone. Membership covers admission to every screening that season – nothing more to pay unless you fancy a drink or an ice cream. Members may also bring guests for an admission charge of £5.00 per guest per screening.

  • Annual Individual Membership – £40
  • Individual Concession (student/senior citizen) – £35
  • Annual Family* Members – £75
  • Family* Concession (student/senior citizen) £65

* A Family Membership covers two or more adults and/or children living at the same address.

You can join at any screening, cash or cheque only – sorry, we don’t have the facilities to accept plastic!

First Timers

If you’ve never been to the Fleapit before, and fancy giving us a try without committing to a membership, then simply come along and pay a Guest fee. If you enjoy it as much as we are sure you will then join up at the end of the screening and the guest fee will be set against the membership for the season.

Disabled Facilities

Westerham Hall has full disabled access and facilities and our members who use a wheelchair have an unrestricted view of the screen. There is also an induction loop for the hard of hearing and a car park immediately outside the Hall (free after 6:30PM and on Sundays) with disabled bays for badge holders.

Westerham Hall
Quebec Avenue, London Road
Westerham, Kent, TN16 1BG


Our next screening is:

  • 42nd Street

    on 3rd Apr 2020 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall

    Screening Cancelled due to Corona Epidemic

    1933 / USA / 89 min. / B&W Director: Lloyd Bacon & Busby Berkeley (Musical Numbers) Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, Ruby Keeler, George Brent, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers We close with one of Hollywood’s great musicals – well, the choreography is by Busby Berkeley and Ginger Rogers is one of the hoofers, so what do you expect? And, back then, musicals also had to work as films not just whimsy, spectacle or whimsical spectacle. They had to have plot, dialogue, acting etc. – just like regular films. Put it this way: in 2105 will my successor, writing the copy for Season 109, be telling everyone that we’re closing with that great cinematic triumph, La La Land? Exactly. Yes, the narrative premise behind 42nd Street  – Broadway producers putting on a show hit financial problems while the romantic entanglements of cast members get entangled and then the Gangsters move in – is hardly groundbreaking; but it’s done with such style and aplomb that you’re willingly swept along. The film was made bang in the middle of the Great Depression so with every cent counting, films had to be worth the punters’ limited resources. And it was – they flocked in their thousands, some for the music, some for dancing, some for the comedy and all of them for the pure foot-tapping entertainment. It’s a real skill effecting dream-away escapism while ensuring your audience keeps at least one foot in reality. As our  season finale this film will start 7:30pm and a hot supper will be served in the interval.


For full details please go to our Current Season page.

British Film Institute