Charlbury's Own Cinema

Thank you to everyone who came along to our matinee screening on 15th December.  

As many of you will already know, we are taking a break for a few months from January 2020 - see more below.

In the meantime, Greetings to you all for the Festive Season and for a Happy New Year.

It's time for a break ...

ChOC has been running for nearly 15 years now, and some members of the current committee have been involved for the last nine of those years. In addition to the actual film screening night, other necessary tasks include: sourcing the copyright holder and obtaining the licence to show the film in public, advertising the film in The Chronicle, The Leaflet and other publications, putting posters up around the town, buying new equipment, checking DVDs, maintaining the existing equipment and purchasing beer, wine and soft drinks to keep the popular ChOC bar well stocked. All of these jobs require significant time and effort, and a heavy burden is currently being placed on the small number of people who constitute the ChOC committee. Sadly, none of us is getting any younger or indeed physically fitter. Therefore, we have decided to take an extended break and suspend ChOC activity for a period of eight months after this year’s Christmas matinee. We will return (if indeed we do return) in September 2020.

In the meantime, if you miss us then do please tell us! It might make all the difference to whether ChOC returns or not. Just speak to any committee member (see the ChOC page on the Charlbury website for contact information), or email us at And if you wish to get involved in the running of ChOC then please tell us that as well. You will be made very welcome. Anything you can do to help, whether it be serving behind the bar, joining the projection team or just spending fifteen minutes putting some chairs out, would make a real difference. ChOC needs to find more helpers to assist if it is to continue to serve the community by showing an entertaining and eclectic blend of movies in the next decade and beyond. Thank you all for your support over the fifteen years of ChOC’s existence, and we look forward to receiving more support from a greater number of people in the years to come.

With good wishes for the Festive Season and New Year,

The ChOC Team

Information about ChOC:

Charlbury's Own Cinema (ChOC), was set up in 2005, as a 'not for profit' Community Cinema run entirely by volunteers. Films are screened in Charlbury's War Memorial Hall, usually on the second Sunday of each month. 

From March to October, the film programme starts at 7.30pm. During the winter months, November, January and February it starts at 7pm.
We hold a family matinee screening in December which starts at 3pm.

Doors open for ticket sales 45 minutes before the start of the film, our popular wine and beer bar opens at the same time.

Admission is normally £5 for adults and, when applicable, £3 for U15s. At matinee screenings a £12 Family admission is available covering two adults and one or two children.

*On occasion the ticket price may be increased in accordance with the film licence agreement.

Net proceeds after screening costs are used to purchase replacement equipment.  

ChOC purchased and installed the electronic screen in the Memorial Hall which is now available to be used by anyone hiring the Hall for screenings, slide shows etc.  

 The BenQ projector installed in the Hall was purchased via a donation from a local resident.  

 ChOC also contributed to the cost of the chairs used in the Hall.

We recently installed a projector and sound bar in the Green Room which is available for small groups. Please contact Steve Hague 01608 810713 if you wish to use this facility.

We issue an electronic newsletter giving details of our upcoming films, and, occasionally, details of other events and concerts taking place in Charlbury.  To join the mailing list, please send your request to We will not share your contact details with any other organisation.

Current Committee 

Susan Burne 

Steve Hague 

Derek Collett

Sally Fenn

Jackie Hague

Jean Adams

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