Announcing Anniversary Films + Clubs and Societies Day

March 10, 2019

The Abbey Cinema will be celebrating some film anniversaries, alongside the usual film programme.

Alien’s 40th Anniversary is on Friday 22nd March.
The Great Escape’s 75th Anniversary is on Sunday 24th March.

Monty Python’s Life of Brian’s 40th Anniversary is on Thursday 18th April .

Saturday 16th March 2019 will see the return to the Guldhall of the Abingdon’s Clubs’ & Societies’ Day. This is where many of our clubs and societies have a display of what they do. It is a very good way to find what is happening in Abingdon – like a Freshers’ Fair.
The last Clubs’ & Societies’ Day was in 2016 in the Abbey Buildings.
Before that it was in the Guildhall every two years since Cllr Janet Morgan instituted the event when she was Mayor in 1989.

The event will be in the refurbished rooms in the old part of the Guildhall. The new management team, which operates both the Guildhall and the Abbey Cinema, will be on hand to welcome visitors, show them the new facilities and answer enquiries.

Bookings are now live for residents who wish to book events at the Guildhall and there is a new website at and enquiry line 01235 524085.

Filed under: Events, Guildhall

3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. ppjs  |  March 11, 2019 at 6:15 am

    The film The Great Escape was released in 1963, although escape itself was made in 1944. This year is also the 75th Anniversary of D-day (6 June) i- plenty of films there!

  • 2. pjh64  |  March 11, 2019 at 8:41 am

    24th March is Steve McQueen’s birthday.

    I know this because it’s mine too!

    Great to see a cinema in Abingdon.

  • 3. Neil Fawcett  |  March 12, 2019 at 11:22 am

    @pjh64 Definitely! I loved seeing Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid on the big screen, one of my favourite films as a kid, and it’s great to be able to walk to the pictures with my youngest.

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