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Join "ANU Film Group" $60/Year, View ~200 Films/Year

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The ANU Film Group is Canberra's largest film society, & one of AU's largest. (Long-Running Deal!) Stretch your film-budget! [At $60 / year, even regular visitors to ACT have incentive to join!]

"We screen up to 200 movies each year, ranging from the most recent Hollywood hits, to foreign and independent films not seen elsewhere, along with classic films not seen on the big screen in years.

And best of all membership is open to anyone!"

Ready for the LOW, LOW Membership Fees? Here they are:

"Membership is open to everyone and is available at any screening.

Weekly (valid 7 days from date of purchase) - $15
Semester One (valid for current programme) - $35
Annual (valid for all 2010 screenings) - $60

We do not sell tickets for individual films and payment is by cash only.

Remember - once you're a member then you can come along and see the films for free. This is excellent value so don't miss out! Get your ANUFG membership today!"

OK, so films are shown in an ANU lecture hall… still - at these prices - you could afford to bring a chair cushion (eg, from IKEA).

I was a member some years ago, & was told that each member could bring a friend, each adult could bring 1 - 2 kids; this magnifies the value!
NOTE: I have NOT yet confirmed this part of the deal; watch this space.

Disclaimer:

I do NOT represent the ANU Film Group; but I'd love to see a similar and/or affiliated Film Group in EVERY City in Australia.


: COMMENTARY on this Deal: This Club is worth Cloning in your City!

NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT VALUE-FOR-MONEY CANBERRANS GET, & HAVE GOT, FOR YEARS NOW… DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME TO ORGANISE A SIMILAR FILM GROUP, eg, AT YOUR Uni or in your City? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?

SURELY, THE ANU FILM GROUP SHOULD BE HAPPY TO HIRE SOMEONE, if necessary, TO SHIP & CHECK BACK IN FILMS FROM THEIR SOURCES, ie, SO THAT ALL CITIES OF AU CAN ENJOY SUCH EXCELLENT VALUE.

ORGANISE A GROUP & MAKE IT SO. JUST FACTOR IN THE COST OF SHIPPING, IE, AFTER NEGOTIATING A DEAL FOR YOUR CITY.


Did I forget to mention: ANU Film Group film showing are (last time I checked) done in a Lecture Hall at ANU. :-)

(I wanted anyone, who isn't located so near to Canberra to read the comments, so they might help bring similar Deals to their City and/or Uni.)


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    I was reckoning the membership is for ANU Student only.

    • +1 vote

      From the ANU Film Group home page, http://www.anufg.org.au/ :
      "And best of all membership is open to anyone!"

      For people with kids, I would point out that when I was going along (1990s), popular sessions tended to fill up quite a while before the screening starts, so you might have to balance the low prices with getting the kids along early and trying to stop them from going amok.

      Also, the sound system was very good, but set a bit loud for my liking.

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        I remember hearing that they sometimes a showed 3rd film on one night, eg, when student or amateur filmmakers had films to show. Is this still happening (at least sometimes)? :-)

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        Hey, it's an informal group… did you button-hole someone & ask that the volume be reduced? :-)

  • +3 votes

    Perhaps putting Canberra in the title would make it more meaningful, and the CAPS MAKE IT HARD TO READ THE COMMENTARY.

    But great idea :)

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      I'll put Canberra back in…

      Re: Commentary

      I WAS SHOUTING!

      This is something that makes Canberra seem like cold-war Moscow, ie, "best deals in USSR were always to be found in Moscow" (The rest of the USSR paid MUCH MORE than Moscovites did.)

      I was disappointed when I compared ANU Film Group's film offering to that of a local Uni, and I'd like to push folks to work to get similar GREAT VALUE & CULTURE (eg, keeping great, old films alive, by insuring that folks can afford to view 'em).

      A modestly priced film group - where folks can talk about films, eg, after each showing, provides another good way to help Aussie films popular with Aussie audiences, and more…

      Every city ought to have a Film Group like ANU's, eg, with sourcing support from the oldest & best. :-)

      THAT'S WORTH SHOUTING ABOUT, imho. ;-)

      "No Aussie film group left behind" :-)

      • +2 votes

        I appreciate your enthusiasm, however, Canberra is an exceptionally expensive place compared with the rest of Australia.

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      I'm taking ACT off, as I really hope folks who see it will be moved by the "shouting" comment.

      I don't think anyone outside Canberra will read this Deal, ie, unless they think / hope it might work for them.

      Only if they read the comments, can they - hopefully - MAKE it apply to them… someday in the future. :-)

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    Even thought I am from Melbourne this sounds like a great idea.

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    This is Not a bargain, this is the standard price for membership…

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      The standard price happens to be a bargain compared to the $15 PER movie ticket everywhere else.

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      where else would you get that value?

      • +1 vote

        Then we might as well post every other club that saves you money on ozbargain…
        … and flood ozbargain with advertising for all these clubs…

        If the membership was 'discounted' from there normal membership, then I'd agree that is should be posted, but this is just the standard membership price that is always available…

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          Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that what we have been doing all along? Posting a "bargain", which the meaning of the word is broad enough to cover discounts and good pricing (be it standard or not).

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    Supporting my fellow canberrans!! I used to be a member. Great value as always.

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    Memberships include three visitor passes per semester. There were no weekly memberships when I was there — that's certainly a welcome addition for travellers.

    In the absence of commercial cinemas that play anything that isn't newly released, the ANU Film Group and ARC are the only places where consistently good cinema can be found in Canberra. (As well as plenty of oddities, classics, historical artifacts, and nostalgia etc.)


    The Film Group also plays new releases after their commercial run has concluded, so it can be great for seeing films that may be amusing, but, aren't worth spending money on.

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