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)



20th Sep
In Between (15) Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. "This bittersweet debut feature from Maysaloun Hamoud is a spiky treat." 4* Mark Kermode, The Guardian.
30th Sep
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A) "London, 1946. A charismatic and free-spirited writer gets a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, she decides to visit the island and meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey , the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet's growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever." Rotten Tomatoes.
Tickets are FREE to holders of National Lottery tickets as part of National Lottery Cinema Day.
11th Oct
Lean on Pete (15) Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.
18th Oct
Brigadoon (U) Afternoon dementia-friendly screening with free tea/coffee and cake. All tickets £5.
The famous Vincente Minnelli musical starring Gene Kelly & Cyd Charisse. Two Americans on holiday in Scotland, discover a beautiful village, Brigadoon. Strangely, the village is not on any map, and soon they find out why: Brigadoon is an enchanted place. It appears once every hundred years for one day, then disappears back into the mists of time, to wake up to its next day a century hence. When one of them falls in love with a girl of the village, he realizes that she can never be part of his life back in America. Can he be part of hers in Brigadoon?
25th Oct
Get Out (15) A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
15th Nov
Journey's End (12A) Celebrating the centenary of the end of the First World War, we present this recent adaptation of the celebrated 1928 RC Sherif play. Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.
6th Dec
On Chesil Beach (15) Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

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 2018 Film Programme:

Tuesday 11th SeptemberPalmer Building7.30pmThe Happy Prince (more info)
Thursday 13th SeptemberPalmer Building7.30pmI, Daniel Blake (more info)
Tuesday 18th SeptemberPalmer Building8pmSummer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (more info)
Thursday 20th SeptemberPalmer Building8pmThe More You Ignore Me (more info)
Thursday 27th SeptemberPalmer Building7.45pmIn the Fade (Aus dem Nicht) (more info)
Tuesday 2nd OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmRacer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (more info)
Thursday 4th OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmThe Children Act (more info)
Tuesday 9th OctoberPalmer Building8pmUnder the Tree (Undir trénu) (more info)
Thursday 11th OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmBlacKkKlansman (more info)
Tuesday 16th OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmC'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (more info)
Thursday 18th OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmAmerican Animals (more info)
Tuesday 23rd OctoberPalmer Building8pmThe Miseducation of Cameron Post (more info)
Thursday 25th OctoberPalmer Building8pmCold War (Zimna wojna) (more info)
Tuesday 30th OctoberPalmer Building7.45pmA Simple Favour (more info)
Thursday 1st NovemberPalmer Building8pmFaces Places (Visages, villages) (more info)
Tuesday 6th NovemberPalmer Building8pmThe Wife (more info)
Thursday 8th NovemberPalmer Building8pmWajib (more info)
Tuesday 13th NovemberPalmer Building7.45pmBad Times At The El Royale (more info)
Thursday 15th NovemberPalmer Building8pmTehran Taboo (more info)
Tuesday 20th NovemberPalmer Building7.45pmThe Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (more info)
Thursday 22nd NovemberPalmer Building8pmMembers' Choice (more info)
Tuesday 27th NovemberPalmer Building8pmBringing the Latest Films to the RFT (more info)
Tuesday 4th DecemberPalmer Building7.45pmWildlife (more info)
Thursday 6th December Minghella Building7.30pmGo West (1925) (more info)
Friday 7th December Minghella Building7.30pmGo West (1925) (more info)
Tuesday 11th DecemberPalmer Building8pmUtoya (Utøya 22. juli) (more info)
Thursday 13th DecemberPalmer Building7.30pmPeterloo (more info)
Click to book tickets online

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

Tickets: £7 for Members; £6 for Member concessions; £9 for non-Members; £8 for non-Member concessions (seniors or unemployed); £5 students.
> Annual membership £25 (Students £10) incls. 2 free tickets.
> For details of Premium Season tickets and more readingfilmtheatre.co.uk/membership/
> Members may reserve seats.

Book tickets online discounted by £1 at TicketSource (plus booking fee 50p) 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...