ON Saturday, November 25 at 8.30pm Tullamore Film Club will be showing the latest high definition version of the original Star Wars film.
This film is such a part of the cultural history of the late 20th Century that it barely needs an introduction. The story of young Luke Skywalker’s journey from desert backwater planet to the very heart of a rebellion against the Galactic Empire and the evil Darth Vader is the age old tale of swords and sorcery, princesses and knights revamped and reinvented for the age of space travel and science fiction.
“We’re very excited about this one,” says William Hayes, “the new Blu Ray version, while it undoubtedly improves on the visuals of the earlier releases, really comes into its own with the sound and we are pulling out all the stops in that regard by using our 7.1 surround sound system for the first time in this year’s programme.”
The Film Club is an attempt at providing a way of watching classic, high quality films and documentaries that you can no longer see in the cinema or were never available in the Midlands. It meets at 8.30pm in the hall of Tullamore Presbyterian Church at the top of High Street, facing Angelo’s.
Ken Hume, one of the organisers of the club said, “Due to the way that we license the films we cannot charge an entrance fee to watch the films that we show. The projection equipment and film licensing does cost money however, so we would ask, if you are able to, that you donate whatever you feel the film was worth towards the running costs.”