The Filmhouse on Lothian Road has a fortnightly Senior Selections season which includes a ticket for a film plus tea, coffee, biscuits and a blether all for only £3 for those who are 60 and over.
The films are shown every second Tuesday at 1pm. The next date is 25 September 2018 when they are showing Still Alice with Julianne Moore.
Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. With time against her, she battles fears of encroaching dementia, faces the genetic implications on her own daughter and finds herself in an increasingly fractious marriage, whilst becoming all too aware of her palpably dwindling sense of self.
After the film tea, coffee and biscuits are provided in the Guild Room to give you a chance to have a blether about the film and meet new people if you would like to.
The films shown are suggested by those who attend and 10 are chosen from these for the coming session by the volunteers. This gives everyone a chance to suggest films that they would like to see.
Only films which have subtitles are selected in order to accommodate anyone who is hard of hearing. This unfortunately means that some excellent old English speaking films cannot be shown as they do not have subtitles, but the most recent films from the last decade or so all have subtitles. One way round this restriction is to show some excellent and fun foreign films as they do of course have subtitles in English.
The Filmhouse is well positioned for using public transport with a bus stop close by serving ten different routes (1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 24, 34, 36, 47, 124).
Entrance to the Filmhouse is wheelchair accessible. The Filmhouse also has a café bar where you can have a bite to eat and a drink.
So get along to The Filmhouse for a great afternoon out which doesn’t break the bank!