What's on: FILM

What's showing at local film clubs.

Wokingham Film Society

Wokingham Film Society


See schedule below


Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3EU

How to get there.

Formed in 2013 to bring independent cinema back to Wokingham, Wokingham Film Society usually screens on the 2nd Thursday each month, at:


The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU. (How to get there)



Thursday12th April7.30pmLoving Vincent (12A) Unique in the history of film and depicted entirely in oil painted animation (in the style of Van Gogh himself), a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
Thursday3rd May7.30pmCall Me by your Name (15) Written by James Ivory and multi-award nominee. BAFTA winner for best adapted screenplay. In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
Thursday24th May7.30pmFilm Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15) Stars Jamie Bell and Annette Benning. Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.
Wednesday30th May1.30pmSummer Holiday (U) Special dementia-friendly screening in association with the The Wokingham Borough Dementia Action Alliance. To provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for people with dementia there will be an interval and subdued lighting will be kept on during the film. Complimentary refreshments will be provided afterwards.
Directed by Peter Yates. The well-loved Cliff Richard classic musical featuring no less than 3 number one hit singles Summer Holiday and Bachelor Boy/The Next Time for Cliff himself and Foot Tapper for the Shadows. Also stars Melvyn Hayes (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), Una Stubbs and Lauri Peters.
Thursday14th June7.30pmThe Death of Stalin (15) Written and directed by Armando Iannuci (The Thick of It, Veep, In the Loop). "A sulphurous black comedy about backstairs Kremlin intrigue following the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953" 5* Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

Tickets are competitively priced at £6.50, £4 for members (see website for details of how to join) and can be booked online at ticketsource.co.uk/wfs.

Or just turn up! Doors open at least 30 minutes before the performance.

More information: wokinghamfilmsociety.com.

Reading Film Theatre

Reading Film Theatre


See schedule below


Palmer Building, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 2AH

How to get there & car parks.

Note: some films are in the the Minghella Building, which is next door to the Palmer Building.

Reading Film Theatre was established 40 years ago as an independent cinema with a policy to show the best films from around the world. RFT receives no grants and hires the largest auditorium from the University on a regular basis, using its own equipment and employing RFT staff, many of whom are volunteers.

The cinema is open to everyone. Being based on a university campus, it screens films only during term time. It aims to screen at least one foreign language film (subtitled in English) each week, the rest of the programme being a mix of both mainstream and independent cinema, primarily from the UK and North America.


Spring 2018 Film Programme:

Tuesday20th MarchPalmer Building8pmLoveless (Nelyubov) (15) (more info)
Wednesday21st MarchPalmer Building7.45pmThe Miracle Of Santa Luzia (O Milagre De Santa Luzia) (U)
+ Q&A With Sérgio Roizenblit And Luciano Maia
(more info)
Thursday22nd MarchPalmer Building7.45pmThe Post (cert tbc) (more info)
Click to book tickets online

FREE parking available after 5.30pm - park only in a marked space.

Tickets: £5 for members; £8 for non-members; £7 for non-member concessions (seniors, students or unemployed). Annual membership £25 (Students £12). Members may reserve seats.

Book tickets online at TicketSource (Booking fee applies) or call the Box Office on 0118 378 7151.

Doors open 45 minutes before the performance.

More information: readingfilmtheatre.co.uk.

Stand Up Cinema at Rising Sun Arts Centre

Visit Rising Sun Arts Centre website

Visit Rising Sun Arts Centre website

3rd Friday each month


Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST

How to get there.

On the third week of every month we dim the lights and whip out the popcorn for a hidden gem or long-forgotten classic.

Future films to be announced

Short films by local artists/film makers shown before feature at 7.30pm.

Main feature at 8.00pm

Tickets: £4.

Contrary to popular myth, chairs are actually provided at the Rising Sun's Stand-Up Cinema nights.

More information: www.risingsunartscentre.org.

By the way, if you'd like to show a short film why not drop a line to us by email. They don't have to be the finished article, just ten minutes long or less...