Film Night

Carrying on the excellent tradition of Don Gardner’s and Patric Hinde’s Alton U3A Film Night, we have on offer a series of films celebrating classic cinema.  But until things get back to a relatively safe situation, they’ll not be showing in the Garden Room at Alton Community Centre, but at the click of a computer mouse button!  Each month we’ll release a link for that month’s film choice, which you can either ‘click’ on or ‘copy and paste’ into your computer’s internet browser.  Then, settle back with a coffee, or a bag of sweets, or whatever is your favourite cinema treat, to watch at 7.30pm on 1st Tuesdays – or at any other time.

(If you want to see the suggestions for past months,  just click here.)

Alton U3A ‘Virtual Film Night’

The May 2021 Choice

Hello everyone.

I do hope you are all well.  Here’s another chance to check out a classic film with the ‘click’ of a mouse button – or maybe a ‘copy & paste’!  Hopefully our previous choice of the drama film ‘Suddenly!’ provided a few thrills for you all; great to see Frank Sinatra cast against type as the ‘bad guy’.  It was a good reminder of how good an actor he was, as well as a terrific singer.

Here’s the selection for May:

The Bravados is a 1958 American western film (an excellent colour print by DeLuxe) directed by Henry King, and starring Gregory Peck and Joan Collins.  It’s known for being one of Peck’s best performances.  The CinemaScope film was based on a novel of the same name, written by Frank O’Rourke.   A hard-hitting Western saga with plot twists throughout – so no ‘spoilers’ here!

Here’s the link: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+bravados&&view=detail&mid=0EB862BF90AD761DC95C0EB862BF90AD761DC95C&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dthe%2Bbravados%26%26FORM%3DVDVVXX

Please ‘click’ on or ‘copy and paste’ the link into your internet browser. 

This is the final film in our 2020-2021 U3A season of ‘Virtual Films’.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the programme.  Happy viewing to all!

Take care, everyone. 

Dennis Thomas – dennis.thomas@virgin.net (you might have to cut and paste the address into your own email system)