About Us

About Us

The Oxen Park Cinema Club (OPCC) is a small charity that aims to bring the enjoyment of film to the rural communities of Colton and surrounding parishes. We began in early 2002 and are run through a committee of local residents who meet at least once a month.

We are a mobile community film society showing films in local village halls and our unique purpose built community cinema ‘The Carthouse’. We have a film making unit which makes films about local people and places and runs film making workshops.

We are a member of the British Federation of Film Societies.

Oxen Park

Oxen Park is a hamlet which lies on the watershed between Rusland and Colton Beck valleys in South Lakeland, Cumbria (see map) . It is a sociable community and the local pub, The Manor House, is a focal point for village get-togethers. However, when it comes to films, a journey to Ulverston, Ambleside or Bowness is necessary to visit a cinema, so the idea of a cinema club and the possibility of housing a small community cinema in a village barn was met with enthusiasm amongst the keen film-goers in the area.

How to Support the Club

It costs the club around £120 to show each film (license and premises).

If you would like to help the club thrive there are many ways you can help:


You can show your support by becoming a member!

Sponsoring a film

A £25 contribution means your name or business will be acknowledged in print in our annual program, on the film posters, on the website (including a link).

Advertise in the program

You can advertise in the annual program for the same contribution of £25


Come along and enjoy the films.