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The John Wayne Film Society’s 38th Members Convention

Saturday 1st November 2014 at the Create Theatre

The Vision West Nottinghamshire College, Derby Road, Mansfield Nottinghamshire (From 11.00am until 5.00pm)
Memorabilia Doors Open at 10.00am.
Theatre Doors open at 10.00am

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The Films To Be Screened In HD Quality Are:-

STAGECOACH (1939) Showing 11am

  – (1939) (96 Minutes-Black & White) Starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, John Carradine, Andy Devine, Thomas Mitchell, Tim Holt, George Bancroft. Directed by John Ford. A simple stagecoach trip is complicated by the fact that Geronimo is on the warpath in the area. The passengers on the coach include a a drunken doctor, two women, a bank manager who has taken off with his client's money, and the famous Ringo Kid, among others.

Westerns had been popular B-pictures in cinema’s earliest days, but in the late Twenties they fell from fashion. In 1939, with Stagecoach, John Ford brought them roaring back, gave them grandeur and poetry, and hence respectability. Stagecoach was Hollywood venturing out of the studios and into the wild: in this case, to Monument Valley, on the border between Arizona and Utah.The film brought together a cross-section of Frontier society and set them on a deadly journey through the desert: among them were a drunken doctor, a whore, a lady, a gentleman-gambler, and Ford’s handsome outlaw on the run. Again, there was escapism and social satire, but also serious proto-blockbuster thrills, most of all in the hair-raising climactic chase across the Arizona salt flats. The ending was a happy one, too.It also made a star out of the young lead- John Wayne.

12.40pm Lunch Time and Memorabilia Room Open until 2.00pm Raffle Prize Draw

HATARI 1962 showing at 2.15pm

At 2.15pm HATARI! - (1962) (158 Minutes– Colour) Starring John Wayne, Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons, Bruce Cabot -Directed by Howard Hawks.

Hatari! Is the story of an international group of characters who capture game for zoos. They do so in a very exhilarating fashion, chasing such dangerous animals as Rhinos in open top jeeps and trucks across the African plains at breakneck speed. There are thrills and spills aplenty. Sean Mercer played by John Wayne is the groups larger than life leader. The dynamics of the group change with the arrival of the pretty Anna played by Elsa Martinelli. The men all seek to gain her attentions and the fun begins. Red Buttons plays Pockets the comic relief. Valentin De Vargas plays Luis Lopez, and Hardy Kruger on whose East African ranch much of the action was filmed plays Kurt Mueller.

Gerard Blain as Charles Maurey exudes Gallic charm and is Mercer's main love rival. All enter into the fun. In between chases the Wayne/Martinelli blossoming romance needs a helping hand and is aided and abetted by a group of loveable baby elephants.

4.55pm Farewells

Ticket Prices: Members 7.00 - Guests 9.00 - Children Under 14 - 5.00  (Includes Admission To Both Films And Memorabilia Rooms)  There will be a wide variety of John Wayne Memorabilia for Sale.(including DVD’s, Posters, Stills, Books, Comics, Magazines, Cells, CDs,  Plates, Calendars etc) Buffet and Refreshments will be available in the Cafeteria, full details will be sent with Tickets. Please use the enclosed Convention Ticket Booking Form to reserve and book your Tickets for the Convention alternatively call our Ticket Booking Line on 01623 553443. Please do not leave your booking too late as we expect quite a demand with the new venue.

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Ticket Price - Members - 7.00

Ticket Price - Children under 14 - 5.00

Ticket Price - Guests - 9.00

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Our Brand new Venue for the John Wayne Film Society Conventions is the Create Theatre , which is a state-of-the-art facility based at Vision West Nottinghamshire College’s Derby Road site, just off the A60 at the southern tip of Mansfield.

Opened in November 2011 by HRH The Duke of Kent150 Seat Auditorium

It was officially opened in November 2011 by HRH The Duke of Kent and houses a suite of specialist rooms, at the heart of which is the flagship Create Theatre. Create has already become one of the leading centres for the creative arts in the region, forging links with organisations in the creative industries and encouraging participation and engaging the local and surrounding communities. For more information on the Create Theatre and it’s facilities and events, please visit

The Theatre has a 150-seat auditorium with a state-of-the-art audio & visual set-up, a 25ft Cinema screen & contemporary stepped seating. Soundproofing and blackout for peace and privacy. A fantastic venue for theatre-style lectures, speeches and film presentations.

Venue Location & Directions:

Directions by Road: Mansfield is easily accessible by a good road network and is situated close to Junctions 28 and 29 of the M1. Create is located outside of the town centre on the Vision West Nottinghamshire College Derby Road campus (just off Nottingham Road). Sat nav users should enter NG18 5BH. You can enter the college by the main front entrance or the student entrance to the rear (Cauldwell Road). There is plenty of parking next to the Create entrance which is easily located once you have entered the campus (look for the large red building).

Directions by Bus: There are several buses that run to Derby Road from the surrounding area. Specific information on times and bus numbers is available from your local bus provider. The Stagecoach ‘Pronto service’ from Mansfield to Nottingham  runs seven days a week from the New Mansfield town centre Bus Station with at least three buses per hour stopping at the college. Please visit for detailed timetables.

Directions by Train: Mansfield has a train station located in the town centre which is served by the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham and Worksop. Check the website for the latest Times etc. You can then take a local bus from the newly opened Bus Station which is situated right next to the Train Station or arrange for a taxi.


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