We Like to Get Your Film Requests
- Posted By : Lynn
- Comments : 24
I’m not sure all our patrons know, but we do pay attention to your comments and requests for what you’d like to see playing at The Clyde. People email us all the time asking:
• Have you heard of [insert name of under-the-radar film here]? I saw a good review of it.
• My nephew made a movie. What are the chances you would play it at The Clyde?
• Will you be playing [insert name of arcane independent film or film aimed strictly at teenagers here] or should I go see it on the mainland?
• When will you be showing [insert name of big mainstream film here]?
We always respond. I usually have a good idea of what films we want to play in the future, even if I don’t yet know just when. If someone suggests a film I’ve never heard of, I track it down, learn more about it, and may even book it. We all got to see the delightful As It Is in Heaven because Kalanit Barson told me about it. We have sometimes featured young (and old) filmmakers with ties to Whidbey referred by patrons in special Films and Filmakers events at The Clyde. If I know for sure we won’t or can’t show a particular film, I give patrons our blessing to see it elsewhere.
Patron requests are a good way to gauge the level of patron interest in a possible film, so we appreciate your opinions. You are often asking for films that are already on our wish list, so satisfying your request is easy. The one exception is advocacy films. I generally suggest to someone urging us to show a documentary on a subject they care deeply about that they just rent the theater and show it themselves as we don’t have very good luck with them (An Inconvenient Truth being one exception. We’re always looking for another An Inconvenient Truth as a result)
To inquire about a film, just use the Contact Us button at this website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the film you’re interested in the subject line. Give us a link to the review or the trailer if you can. I’ll get back to you within a day or so. Then I’ll save your email, and let you know when the film you asked about is finally booked and confirmed.
You won’t get that kind of service at the multiplex!