The Small Print

  REFRESHMENTS

The Harborough Theatre is licensed and the bar will  be open to club members  before the start of a film showing or a live broadcast for the serving of a selection of wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks and is normally open after the film. Ice creams are normally served during the interval of live broadcasts

PLEASE NOTE

The information contained in this website and our programme of events is given in good faith and is correct at the time of uploading or printing. Octagon Films does, however, reserve the right to vary the advertised programme without notice.

This Cinema was only made possible by the award of a grant from East Midlands Arts (EMA) and by the generous donations made by The Curtain Raisers.  Accordingly, Octagon Films would like to thank EMA and the Curtain Raisers for their generous support.

AUDIENCE REACTION 

Everyone is aware that after a film viewing, we ask our members  to tear a slip corresponding to whether the film was a 5*, 4*, 3*, 2* or 1* experience. The calculated average result across the audience is called The Audience Reaction Index (RI). The RI is published for each film in our film programmes

The highest rating that a member can give a film is 5*s and the lowest is 1*.

An example of how the RI is calculated is shown below using the results for the showing of Tinker, Tailor… The scores obtained were:

5*

4*

3*

2*

1*

20

29

15

4

1

The sum of all the votes indicates that 69 people gave their opinion on this film. Next, each star rating is multiplied by a different percentage figure. 100% for 5*s and at the other end of the spectrum, 0% for  a 1* rating. The totals are then added up and divided by the total number of slips received as shown below:.

5*

20

x

100%

2000

4*

29

x

75%

2175

3*

15

x

50%

750

2*

4

x

25%

100

1*

1

x

0%

0

TOTAL

5025

Divide by 69 to give the Reaction Index for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

=

72.8

The maximum score achievable for any film is  100%  Our average rating for all films shown since September 2007 is 76.9%. Our lowest RI of 34% was for Half Nelson and our highest at an RI of 98.7% was for The King’s Speech.

Asking our members for their opinion of a film makes the member think about the film they’ve just seen in a critical way  so it has an educational aspect and it obviously helps Octagon   gather information for future programming.

Finally, if a member fancies watching a DVD at home and they haven’t seen a particular film at Octagon that received a high RI then this can help them choose which film to watch!

TICKETS

Tickets for films and live broadcasts can be bought and seats booked in advance from Quinns Bookshop, Mon – Fri: 09.30 – 16.30hrs. Sat: 09.00 – 17.00hrs. Quinns is situated in the courtyard just off the High Street in Three Crowns Yard,  between Joules Clothing and Andrew Granger Estate Agents.

We never pre-sell all full price tickets for a film performance and always have some available on the night. Club members can obtain tickets 40 minutes before the start of a film performance at the Harborough Theatre Venue. Doors open 45 minutes before the film start time.

All tickets up to the capacity of the auditorium are put on sale  for live broadcasts and none are held back for sale ‘on the night’. A percentage of tickets are available for on-line purchase. Tickets for live broadcasts are available to the general public as well as Octagon and Market Harborough Drama Society Members. To purchase tickets at the members’ discounted rate on-line a password must be entered when requested on the website. This is given to all members who are registered for receiving their programmes by e-mail. Otherwise Octagon and theatre members will need to show their membership cards at the time they purchase tickets at Quinns.

Tickets will be available for a maximum of three film performances in advance.

Tickets are available six weeks before the performance date for all live events.

EXTRA FILM & LIVE BROADCAST SHOWINGS

It’s difficult to predict the popularity of any particular film or live broadcast that    is in the programme. If selling trends suggest an extra    performance is justified, then we do our best to make this happen.

Normally, tickets for an extra performance are put on sale one or two days before the published performance has sold out but sometimes, if there’s a last minute rush this isn’t possible. So, the message is, if you find a performance is a sell out, the chances are there will be a second (or third) performance arranged. Tickets for the extra showing will be available from Quinns Bookshop as normal and on-line for live broadcasts.

Membership cards must be shown when purchasing tickets. They allow all people named to buy tickets up to the maximum number shown on the card for film showings. For live broadcasts, members can buy tickets at the discounted rate up to the maximum number shown on their card. Theatre members can buy a maximum of two tickets at the discounted members rate.

Ticket Prices:

Films:                              Full Price: £5.00. Under 18s: £4.00

Bolshoi & NT Live:       Non members: £13.00. Members: £11.00. 18’s and under: £8.00

Royal Opera House:       Non members: £15.00. Members: £13.00. 18’s

Glyndebourne:               Non members: £15.00. Members: £13.00. 

 

 

If you buy your tickets through Quinns, you can pay by cash or cheque (made payable to Octagon Films). On the night, you can pay by cash or cheque (made payable to Octagon Films). Tickets for live broadcasts can be purchased on-line using a credit or debit card.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the performance is cancelled.

Membership cards must also be shown if a member wishes to obtain tickets before the start of a film performance at the Harborough Theatre Venue.

ACCESS

The auditorium is  accessible to wheelchairs. There is one position in row A 1.  The ground floor entrance to the lift is reached through the door adjacent to the bar. On reaching the 1st floor, the lift doors opens into a foyer. On leaving this foyer, you will see double doors situated across the corridor. Go through these to enter the auditorium.

An induction loop is installed to assist patrons with hearing aids. Please switch your hearing aid to the T position.

In an emergency, if you are directed to leave the auditorium by either exit, could those members sitting in rows A – E, leave by the stage emergency exit and those members sitting in rows      F – J, leave by the stairs at the rear of the auditorium.

Written communication relating to any matter concerning Octagon Films should be made to Octagon Films, c/o 5, Welham Road, Great Bowden, Market Harborough, Leics, LE16 7HS.

E-mail: octagonfilmsmembership@gmail.com

Website: www.octagonfilms.org.uk

Octagon Films was established in 2002 and is a registered charity.        Charity Number 1133139