John Wayne Conventions


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'Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that due to the ongoing and worsening Coronavirus outbreak in the UK and abroad, we have reluctantly decided to put the JWFS 46th Convention on hold until the Autumn, when we believe that things will be getting back to normal.

All members who have booked Tickets already who want to carry them forward until the Autumn, will have their names entered into a Raffle which will be drawn at the Convention- the Winner will receive a 15.00 Gift Voucher to spend with us.

We will be announcing the new date for the October Convention in the next 2 to 3 months when hopefully the situation will be more stable and will allow us to plan forward again.'

The John Wayne Film Society’s 46th Members Convention

Saturday 18th April 2020 at The John Godber Centre

The Portland Room, The John Godber Centre, Ogle Street, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, NG15 7FQ (From 11am until 4.30pm)
Memorabilia Doors Open at 10.00am.
Theatre Doors open at 10.00am

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The Films To Be Screened Are:-

Directed by John Ford

At 11.00am – DIRECTED BY JOHN FORD (110 Minutes Colour)

In 1971, Peter Bogdanovich made a fascinating documentary about the legendary John Ford in which Henry Fonda, James Stewart and John Wayne revealed first hand tales about the man often cired as America’s greatest, most influential filmmaker.

Then in 2006, thirty-five years later, there were more stories to tell– by, amongst others Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Katherine Hepburn.

Bogdanovich wove these new interviews into a re-edited, restructured documentary offering a more personal vision of the man and his work.

Packed with clips, anecdotes and insights, Directed by John Ford is a treasure for film buffs, for new classic Film fans and for rising filmmakers who in another 35 years will want to share how Ford’s work impacts their own.

12.50pm: Lunchtime - Lunch and Refreshments are available in the Canteen together with all of the John Wayne Memorabilia, until 2.30pm Raffle Prize Draw in the theatre, and then.....

At 2.45pm - SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (104 Minutes Colour)

On the verge of his retirement at Fort Starke, a one-troop cavalry post, aging US Cavalry Captain Nathan Cutting Brittles (John Wayne) is given one last mission: to take his troop and deal with a breakout from the reservation by the Cheyenne and Arapaho following the defeat of George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Brittles' task is complicated by being forced at the same time to deliver his commanding officer's wife and niece, Abby Allshard (Mildred Natwick) and Olivia Dandridge (Joanne Dru), to an eastbound stage and by the need to avoid a new Indian war.

She wore a yellow ribbon

His troop officers, 1st Lt. Flint Cohill (John Agar) and 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell (Harry Carey, Jr.), meanwhile vie for the affections of Miss Dandridge while uneasily anticipating the retirement of their captain and mentor. Assisting him with his mission is Capt. Brittles' chief scout, Sgt. Tyree (Ben Johnson), a one-time Confederate cavalry officer; his first sergeant, Quincannon (Victor McLaglen); and Maj. Allshard (George O'Brien), Brittles' long-time friend and commanding officer.

4.30pm - Thank you for coming and have a Safe Journey Home.

Ticket Prices: Members 8.00 - Guests 10.00 - Children Under 14 - 5.00  (Includes Admission To Both Films And Memorabilia Rooms/ Cafe)  There will be a wide variety of John Wayne Memorabilia for Sale. (including DVD’s, Posters, Stills, Books, Magazines, Comics, Plates, Domed Figures, Replica Rifles and Colt 45’s, CDs, Calendars etc). 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 - 8.00

Ticket Price - Children under 14 - 5.00

Ticket Price - Guests - 10.00




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The Portland Room

This will be our first John Wayne Film Society Convention at the marvellous John Godber Centre on Ogle Street, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. The Portland Room is situated on the first floor which is accessible by stairs from the front entrance or from the Car Park at the rear which is situated in between the John Godber Centre and the St Mary’s Methodist Church. For those interested in history, the church is the location of the final resting place of Lord Byron and Ida Lovelace.

The John Godber Centre

The Portland Room
The John Godber Centre
Ogle Street
NG15 7FQ

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or require any more information regarding the upcoming Convention.

For those who wish to attend who do not know the directions, they are as follows:

Venue Location & Directions:

Directions by Road: Take M1 exit 27 toward Heanor/Hucknall. Go for 0.2 mi. Take the 1st exit from roundabout onto Mansfield Road (A608) toward Hucknall/(A611)/Sherwood Park. Go for 0.3 mi. Pass 2 roundabouts and continue on Mansfield Road (A608). Go for 1.0 mi. Keep right onto Mansfield Road (A608) toward Nottingham/Hucknall. Go for 266 ft. Take the 2nd exit from roundabout onto A611 toward Nottingham/Hucknall. Go for 1.9 mi. Pass 2 roundabouts and continue on Annesley Road. Go for 0.7 mi. Turn right onto Spring Street. Go for 456 ft. - Turn left onto Ogle Street. Go for 315 ft. - Arrive at Ogle Street. Your destination is on the right.

Directions by Bus: There are several buses that run to Hucknall from the surrounding areas. (Sheffield, Nottingham, Newark, Chesterfield etc) as well as being served by the National Express Bus Service - Trent Buses operate Services 3B & 3C between Mansfield & Nottingham and both Buses stop very near to the Hucknall Market Place area.- visit for timetables.

Directions by Train: Hucknall station, also formerly known as Hucknall Byron station, is a railway station and tram stop in Station Terrace, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, NG15 7TD. It is located on the Robin Hood railway line 5 miles (8 km) north of Nottingham and is also the northern terminus of the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram system. The station has park and ride facilities, with nearly 450 parking spaces for use by both tram and train passengers.

Local Taxi Numbers: Arrow Cars Nottingham 0115 956 5757 Ideal Cars Private Hire 0115 901 7755

Hotels In or Near Hucknall: For members who are travelling from outside the area and would like to stay overnight, here are some reputable Hotels/Guest Houses.

The Station Hotel - Unit 2, Station Terrace, Hucknall NG15 7TQ Phone: 0115 963 2588

The Bestwood Lodge Hotel - Bestwood Lodge Country Park, Arnold NG5 8NE Phone: 0115 920 3011

The Mour Hotel aka Dakota Hotel - Lake View Drive, Sherwood Business Park, Annesley, Nottingham NG15 0EA Phone: 01623 727670


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or require any more information regarding the upcoming John Wayne Convention – Click Here to contact us by e-mail. We will be happy to help with any payment or general Convention enquiries. We try our best at all times to respond to Email enquiries within 24 hours.

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