When we first started the Film Society, we had genuine (and justifiable) concerns about just how much of a financial risk we were taking. On that basis, it is all the more remarkable that a fledgling society put on Our Daily Bread, which was great, but had an expensive exhibition licence and was never going to pull in the crowds.
Another film that sticks in the mind for non-cinematic reasons was My Afternoons with Margueritte. One of the supports holding the projector on to the ceiling came off leaving the projector at a tilt. This meant that the subtitles on the left of the screen appeared halfway up the screen and those on the right disappeared below the eyeline of anyone not in the front 3 rows. Thankfully, almost everyone who came that day has come back since, and the Society has lived on to get a new screen and projector, properly secured of course!