We were excited to recently welcome Lincoln Film Society (LFS) back to The Venue for its first showing since the pandemic.
Three and a half years after global lockdowns interrupted 67 consecutive seasons of bringing the best of world and independent cinema to Lincoln, LFS has returned to its home at The Venue cinema at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU).
The Venue - BGU's 230-seat on-site cinema and performance space - recently hosted the launch of the society's 70th season with a showing of The Blue Caftan, with 200 members in attendance. On 29th September, 174 members enjoyed a screening of Chilean-Argentine drama film 1976.
The society was started in 1953 by a group of film enthusiasts who wanted to show films that never appeared in cinemas. Each film season runs from autumn to the following spring each year, with 275 active members welcome to attend any screening.
Lincoln Film Society's Chair, Richard Hall said: "After so long away, we feared we might never return, but thanks to the excellent relationship we have with Bishop Grosseteste University, we are back in the place we call home."
The re-opening of The Venue was made possible thanks to a collaborative effort of BGU staff members. Over the last year, BGU Enterprise Development Manager Sarah Moseley took on the challenge of reinvigorating The Venue as part of a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. The plans became a reality after vital contributions from the University's IT department, Conferencing and Events team and Students' Union.
Looking to the future, the group will visit The Venue for fortnightly screenings.