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The John Wayne Film Society’s 40th Members Convention

Saturday 24th October 2015 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

John Wayne Conventions Ticket Booking

The Films To Be Screened In HD Quality Are:-

Brannigan 1975 to be shown in High Definition

At 11.00am BRANNIGAN (1975) (111 Minutes-Colour) Starring John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, Mel Ferrer, John Vernon and Ralph Meeker. Directed by Douglas Hickox. TO BE SHOWN IN HIGH DEFINITION

Tough Chicago Police Lieutenant Jim Brannigan (John Wayne) is sent to London to extradite a notorious American gangster, Ben Larkin (John Vernon). Brannigan is assigned a local officer, Jennifer (Judy Geeson), to help while he is in London. But before Brannigan can collect his man, Larkin is kidnapped. Larkin's finger is cut off and mailed to the police to prove how serious the kidnappers are. The mobster's lawyer, Mel Fields (Mel Ferrer), tries to arrange a ransom drop while Brannigan makes his way around London in search of Larkin. Whilst struggling to adapt to the British way of life, and the restrained style of policing, he employs techniques not usually seen in Britain. In the meantime, a contract had already been put out on Brannigan's life by Larkin, so hit man Gorman (Daniel Pilon) tails Brannigan in a black Jaguar, making several attempts to kill him and nearly shooting Jennifer by mistake.

Commander Swann (Richard Attenborough), in charge of helping get Larkin to America, is a stuffy, titled, upper-class Metropolitan Police commander who's not afraid to get his hands dirty. There is continual conflict between Brannigan and Swann about the American's carrying, and use of, his .38 Colt Diamondback revolver.

12.50 Lunch Time and Memorabilia Room Open until 2.15pm Raffle Prize Draw

Hatari to be shown in High Definition

At 2.35pm THE COMANCHEROS (1961)(105 Minutes - Colour) Starring John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Lee Marvin, Nehemiah Persoff and Bruce Cabot. Directed by Michael Curtiz. TO BE SHOWN IN HIGH DEFINITION.

Roguish gambler Paul Regret (Stuart Whitman) escapes a death penalty after killing in a duel Emil Bouvier (Gregg Palmer), the son of a Louisiana judge. Regret claimed that he would have only wounded Bouvier if he hadn't sidestepped.

He is captured by Texas Ranger Jake Cutter (John Wayne) after a tryst with a mysterious lady, Pilar Graile (Ina Balin). Regret manages to escape, but is subsequently recaptured after a chance encounter with Cutter in a saloon. In the process of returning Regret to Louisiana, Cutter is forced to join forces with the condemned to fight the "Comancheros", a large criminal gang headed by a former Confederate officer that smuggles guns and whiskey to the Comanche Indians to make money and keep the frontier in a state of violence. Cutter stops at a ranch owned by a friend when there is a sudden Comanche attack. During the attack Regret hops on a horse and flees, but instead of making a clean getaway he soon returns with a unit of Texas Rangers and the attack is repulsed. While there are a couple of great character pieces in The Comancheros (Edgar Buchanan, as a corrupt judge; Guinn “Big Boy” Williams, in his last film performance, as a not so bright gun-runner), there is a particular shot of hot adrenaline supplie by Lee Marvin. Somewhere about mid-point, a loose cannon gun-runner named Tully Crow bursts into John Wayne’s (who’s undercoveryou can tell by the hat) hotel room. For the next few short scenes Crow/Lee dominates; hollerin’, stompin’, drinkin’, boastin’ and threatenin’, all in the way only Lee Marvin could do. Marvin adds a lot of much needed energy.  Then, of course, the Duke blows him away.

4.30pm 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.

Ticket Booking all Major Credit / Debit cards accepted:

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 www.createtheatre.co.uk

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 www.stagecoachbus.com 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 www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk 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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