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The Licensing Act 2003 came into force on 25 November 2005. As a result of this act the film society at The Slade Centre would have needed to apply for a premises licence to recommence our film programme in September 2006. The first year cost of the licence would have been 370 and the application procedure complex and time consuming - essentially it is the same process that any pub or major concert venue now needs to go through. As a result we  reluctantly decided to abandon the film events that we have organised at the Centre since 2001.

We would like to thank everyone who has attended and enjoyed film at the Slade Centre over the past five years, and particularly to thank Paul Schilling for his enthusiastic help in sourcing and running the film evenings here.

Paul is still involved with the much larger film society in Shaftesbury, and that society benefits from being hosted by the Shaftesbury Arts Centre. With a much broader range of activities they can justify the time and expense associated with the licensing regime. Moviola too continues to prosper, and village halls, while still having the burden of more and more red tape are at least exempt from paying the license fees.

We screened around 40 superb films between 2001 and 2006. They are listed below, and we have tracked down DVDs of most of them and linked to Amazon in case you want to watch them again.

Once again many many thanks for your support.

Graham Barnes, The Slade Centre, August 2006

In the past 5 years we have screened 40 films:

The End of Suburbia: April 2006
Only Human: March 2006
Sideways: February 2006
House of Flying Daggers: January 2006
The Motorcycle Diaries: September 13th 2005
Look at me: October 11th 2005
The Return: November 8th 2005
Merchant of Venice: December 13th 2005
Closely Observed Trains  April 2005
Etre et Avoir  March 2005
Son of the Bride February 2005
Lost in Translation  January 2005
Whale Rider  December 2004
Elling  November 2004
Belleville Rendezvous  October 2004
The Barbarian Invasions  September 2004
Abouna (Our Father)  March 2004
L'Homme du Train  February 2004
Last Orders  January 2004
Talk to Her  November 2003
Russian Ark  October 2003
Rabbit Proof Fence  September 2003
Farewell My Concubine  March 2003
Nomansland  February 2003
Monsoon Wedding  January 2003
Croupier  November 2002
Smiles of a Summers Night  October 2002
Gosford Park  September 2002
Buena Vista Social Club  May 2002
American Beauty  April 2002
Hidden Fortress  April 2002
Memento  March 2002
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon  February  2002
Being John Malkovich  January  2002
Battleship Potemkin  November 2001
Brother Where Art Thou  October 2001
Cinema Paradiso  September 2001
Pleasantville  April 2001
Run Lola Run March 2001
Solomon & Gaenor  February 2001