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)



Thursday28th September7.30pmMoonlight (15) Acclaimed multi Oscar winner looks at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. This showing will include talk by Reading University Film Studies lecturer Dr Stefan Solomon.
Thursday12th October7.30pmTheir Finest (12A) A former secretary (Gemma Arterton) newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Also stars Bill Nighy as veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard struggling to accept that his days as a leading man are over.
Thursday26th October7.30pmUnder the Shadow (15) "A ghostly Iranian gem. Otherworldly forces terrorise a mother and daughter in this provocative horror set in 1980s Tehran" Mark Kermode, The Observer.
Thursday9th November7.30pmHidden Figures (PG) At the height of the space race in the early 60s, NASA found untapped talent in a group of black female mathematicians. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, we follow their struggles and triumphs as they rose the ranks alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return.
Thursday16th November7.30pmThe Flying Scotsman (15) Special presentation in association with Wokingham Cycling Club (Wokingham Cycle Club members will qualify for the members ticket price). The true story of Graeme Obree, the champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines only to have his title stripped from him, leading to a new struggle with mental health problems. Stars Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) and Brian Cox
Thursday7th December7.30pmThe Red Turtle (PG) A shipwrecked mariner is washed ashore on a small and deserted tropical island. He builds a raft and sets off to the wide sea, however, an indistinguishable adversary prevents him from escaping. Each day, the exhausted man never giving up hope will attempt to make a new, more improved raft, but the sea is vast with wonderful and mysterious creatures and the island's only red turtle won't let the weary survivor escape that easily. Is this the heartless enemy?
Thursday11th January 20187.30pmMy Cousin Rachel (12A) Daphne du Maurier classic mystery gets a reboot from director, with Rachel Weisz taking the ambiguous heroine/villain lead role originally taken by Olivia de Havilland in the 1952 original. A young man plots revenge against the widow he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.
Thursday25th January 20187.30pmFrantz (12A) Stars Pierre Niney and Paula Beer. In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers. A relationship develops leading to complex personal conflicts for both the young widow and the Frenchman.

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.


Autumn 2017 Film Programme:

Thursday28th SeptemberPalmer Building7.45pmRise (more info)
Thursday28th SeptemberPalmer Building7.45pmDunkirk (12A) (more info)
Tuesday3rd OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmHotel Salvation (Mukti Bhawan) (PG) (more info)
Thursday5th OctoberPalmer Building8pmProfessor Gilbert's Guide to Artistic Objects (more info)
Thursday5th OctoberPalmer Building8pmFinal Portrait (15) (more info)
Tuesday10th OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmAn Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (PG) (more info)
Wednesday11th OctoberMinghella Building7pmThe Golem (PG) (more info)
Thursday12th OctoberPalmer Building8pmBusiness is Brutal (more info)
Thursday12th OctoberPalmer Building8pmScribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) (15) (more info)
Tuesday17th OctoberPalmer Building7.30pmDaughters of the Dust (12A) (F-Rated) (more info)
Wednesday18th OctoberMinghella Building7pmNosferatu (PG) (more info)
Thursday19th OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmBack to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (15) (more info)
Tuesday24th OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmDetroit (15) (F-Rated) (more info)
Wednesday25th OctoberPalmer Building7pmFreaks (1932) (12A) (more info)
Thursday26th OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmThe Midwife (Sage femme) (12A) (F-Rated) (more info)
Tuesday31st OctoberPalmer Building8pmUna (15) (F-Rated) (more info)
Thursday2nd NovemberPalmer Building8pmIn Between (Bar Bahar) (15) (F-Rated) (more info)
Tuesday7th NovemberPalmer Building7.45pmVictoria and Abdul (PG) (F-Rated) (more info)
Thursday9th NovemberPalmer Building8pmSeven Days (Sette giorni) (more info)
Tuesday14th NovemberPalmer Building7.45pmWind River (15) (F-Rated) (more info)
Thursday16th NovemberPalmer Building8pmLaw of the Sea (more info)
Thursday16th NovemberPalmer Building8pmIn Syria (Insyriated) (15) (F-Rated) (more info)
Tuesday21st NovemberPalmer Building7.45pmMaudie (12A) (F-Rated) (more info)
Thursday23rd NovemberPalmer Building7.45pmGod's Own Country (15) (more info)
Tuesday28th NovemberPalmer Building8pmLand of Mine (Under Sandet) (15) (more info)
Thursday30th NovemberPalmer Building8pmThe Party (F-Rated) (more info)
Tuesday5th DecemberPalmer Building7.45pmThe Death of Stalin (15) (more info)
Thursday7th DecemberPalmer Building7.45pmMurder on the Orient Express (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...