The excitement of the awards season is in full swing and the David Lean is at the forefront of showing the possible winners. La La Land and Manchester by the Sea are selling well, but it’s worth checking the extra screenings on our Film Schedule for more ticket information.
Sarah’s Key and The Innocents, our contributions to Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January were well attended by appreciative audiences; there was praise for both films, and particularly for the fine acting and direction of The Innocents – a powerful portrayal of hope over adversity that stays in the memory… Read More
Arts Bar Role Description
Duties and Responsibilities You will perform an important role as the public face of the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign before a film screening, ensuring that our customers have an enjoyable and positive experience. Our volunteers are vital in enabling films to be shown at the David Lean Cinema.
- Preparing the arts bar and equipment ready for service
- Welcoming patrons in the arts bar area
- Serving drinks and snacks
- Taking payment and recording sales
- Being aware of hygiene requirements and care of equipment
- Clearing away when patrons have gone into the cinema
- Being vigilant at all times, with regard to the safety and security of customers, colleagues and yourself and reporting problems quickly and clearly
Time Commitment Opportunities for the arts bar exist during evening screenings as per the film programme. Film times are usually 7.30. Volunteer arts bar staff should arrive by 6.15 at the latest to set up and be ready to serve at 6.30. Once the patrons go into the film you will do all the necessary clearing away and storing of equipment.
Desirable Qualities Experience of working with the public, experience in food service and an interest in film are useful. You need to be reliable, punctual, friendly and polite. Volunteers must wear an identifying David Lean t-shirt.
Arts bar volunteers will be given training, which will cover all necessary information relating to the role. New staff shadow the role with an experienced volunteer during their initial shifts.
How does it work? Our Volunteer Co-ordinators ask volunteers for their availability on a monthly basis and most do 1 or 2 sessions a month. Sometimes a volunteer is unable to come for their duty, for a variety of reasons, and then the person doing the monthly schedule will contact others who were available and ask if they could fill in.
What to do now? If you would like to become part of the team, simply click on “Contact Us” in the website menu and give us some details about yourself including your phone number and the role you are interested in. Please include “Volunteers” in the subject line. We’ll get back to you.
A United Kingdom inspired glowing feedback from Thursday’s patrons and two more screenings added on 8 February should make it our biggest success since Suffragette. But it’s not widely- known that this remarkable true story has a local connection, apart from director Amma Asante (also responsible for Belle) coming from Streatham. Read More…..
It was good to see patrons welcoming the Campaign-run Arts Café Bar, launched on Tuesday. It will now open an hour before every evening screening. The photo features Teresa behind the bar – one of our new volunteers providing this service. We hope to extend this facility in due course and will keep you informed. Read More……