If you still have your Club 7 ID card, return to Gemma Cross at
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. SLO 0NH.
Letter to Members - 8th May 2013
We are saddened to confirm that as Pinewood Studios did not agree to renew our lease,
we closed our curtains in Theatre Seven after the final performance on Saturday 4th May.
Pinewood Studios will be launching a new way to see films in the Autumn. We understand
that you can register at www.pinewoodcinema.com/
to receive further details.
Beaconsfield Film Society is also looking for new members, and their website is
On behalf of the Club 7 team, thank you for your loyalty and support.
With best wishes
Letter to Members - 14th March 2013
In January we had to tell you the sad news that we had received notification from Pinewood Studios
that the Club 7 lease for use of Theatre Seven for screenings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings
would not be renewed when the present lease term finishes on May 4th, 2013.
We reported at that time that we were having discussions with Pinewood Studio senior management
to try to work something out that would be acceptable to our Club and its members, but most regrettably
to no avail. One of our main objectives was to try to ensure that our members would still be able
to enjoy coming to screenings in Theatre Seven even if those events were not to be run by Club 7.
Pinewood's management did indicate in our last meeting on February 28th that they were now working
with a charity to try and organise future screenings on some Saturdays and Sundays in Theatre Seven,
and asked if we could help in a hand-over, which we willingly agreed to explore, but so far we've
heard nothing further.
We know that many members have written to Pinewood Studios expressing their disappointment at
the decision to end its relationship with Club 7, and thus ending over 40 years of having a
Cinema Club at the Studios. Thank you for making that effort. As you probably know, Club 7 Ltd,
which is professionally managed as a "not-for-profit" organisation, was founded at the end of the
1990s, when the Odeon-owned Pinewood Club 7 was closed, and provided the Studios with an important
link to the local community. It is a sad day when that link will be no more.
In these circumstances we have been forced to plan for the final closure of the Club, and have
given formal notice of redundancy to the team. As a "not-for-profit" organisation, we are not
in a position to be able to provide for more than minimal termination payments to the team, and
in response to some members' request, we will arrange for a collection jar in the Theatre lobby
for anyone who wishes to donate something to be shared with the team after the theatre doors
We are also planning to have an informal reception before the last screening on Saturday,
May 4th, from 6:30pm, so that members who are not going to see the film that evening will have the
opportunity to thank Dee's team and say farewells. Please let us know if you are coming by
sending an email only to Club7@btinternet.com preferably
by April 15th.
On behalf of all the Club 7 team, thank you for your loyalty and support.
With best wishes,