It’s been a while since we’ve posted on here and about time too! After what many members can tell you has been YEARS of waiting we are finally hosting out first screening event – a screening of the first Peter Cushing Dalek film from the 60’s. We wrote below in our material for the event:
The Glasgow Doctor Who Society presents ‘Dr. Who and the Daleks’ in association with Southside Film and sponsored by CherryMan Media. First of two hollywood adaptations of ’Doctor Who’ in the midst of 60’s ‘Dalekmania’, it’s garish, colourful adventure with what the BFI calls a “wonderfully pulpy sci-fi atmosphere”. Recently restored for blu-ray, we will be presenting this restored, high-definition version of the film. Starburst magazine called it “a charming and ambitious period piece” and “another reminder of the huge impact Doctor Who made on British popular culture the moment it arrived on TV screens.
This screening will take place in the much respected arts venue ‘The Glad Cafe‘ which sits at the heart of Glasgow’s southside, in Shawlands. The event will be part of the Southside Fringe Festival and will appear in the programme alongside many music, theatre, art, burlesque and spoken word events. You can find out more about the Southside Fringe Festival on their website www.southsidefringe.com
Recently restored from the original technicolour 35mm film negatives, the film will be projected in full high definition, using the Glad Cafe’s cinema facility in their club venue. To help with licensing and various aspects of the screening, we worked in association with Southside Film, who run film events around the Southside of Glasgow year round. You can find out more about them at their website, www.facebook.com/southsidefilm/.
Tickets are £6/£5 (concessions) plus booking fee. You can buy tickets for the screening via the link below or come to one of our meetups and buy tickets directly without the booking fee:
And finally we have the show itself back on the air! Series 10, with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill and Matt Lucas as Nardole, begins this Saturday (the 15th of April 2017). To make the most of the excitement, enjoy finally discussing a new episode and keep with our honoured tradition, we will, as in previous years, return to weekly meetups during the series, starting with our Series 10 launch party this Sunday (16th April) evening, at our usual venue the Crystal Palace pub on Jamaica Street in Glasgow city centre. All are welcome and details can be found on our meetup page which you can find via the link below:
Exciting to finally have Doctor Who back on the air and I look forward to a great series and a fantastic series of meetups at the Who Society once again!
Look forward to seeing loads of you there,
Glasgow Doctor Who Society