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)




28th Apr
Supernova (15)Starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. Sam and Tusker, partners for 20 years take a journey in their camper van to visit people and places in the north of England. Tusker has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. The pair must make the most of their remaining time together.
12th May
Ali and Ava (15)This BAFTA-nominated film from Yorkshire auteur Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant) is a delightful mildly comedic love story. Ali and Ava, both lonely for different reasons, meet and sparks fly. Over a lunar month a deep connection begins to grow, despite the legacy of Ava's past relationship, and Ali's emotional turmoil at the breakdown of his marriage.
26th May
Nightmare Alley (15)Spanish auteur Guillermo del Toro's follow-up to his Oscar-winning Sound of Water is another triumph of cinematic design and rightly received both Oscar and BAFTA nominations for production design, costume design and cinematography. Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette and Willem Dafoe star in this noir-ish tale of a grifter working his way up from low-ranking carnival worker to lauded psychic medium matches wits with a psychiatrist bent on exposing him. Full of lush costume and moody art deco interiors.
16th June
Flee (15)In association with Reading Refugee Centre our presentation for Refugee Week is a highly original Oscar and BAFTA-nominated animated documentary from Danish writer/director Jonas Poher Rasmussen. It tells the true story about a man's need to confront his past in order to truly have a future. Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-term partner. A secret he has been hiding for over 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. For the first time, he is sharing his story with his close friend.
(Includes panel Q&A after the film.)
14th July
King Richard (12A)Will Smith pulls no punches in his powerful, Oscar-winning performance as Richard Williams, father and coach of tennis stars Venus and Serena, who is forced to transcend seemingly insurmountable odds to achieve his lofty ambitions for his daughters. Inspiring.
(Free for all WFS members.)
4th August
Drive My Car (15)Best International Feature Oscar winner this year. Based on the short story by Haruki Murakami from his collection "Men Without Women". After his wife's unexpected death, a renowned stage actor and director, Yusuke Kafuku, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya. As the production's premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins - with the help of his driver - to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.
(This film will include a 15 min interval.)
15th September
After Love (12A)Joanna Scanlan rightly won a Best Actress BAFTA for her performance as Mary Hussain who following the unexpected death of her husband, discovers he has a secret just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais…. The film picked up five British Independent Film Awards including Best British Independent Film, Best Director another Best Actress award for Joanna Scanlan.
Click to book WFT tickets online

Tickets are competitively priced at £6.50, £4 for members (see website for details of how to join) and can be booked online at wokinghamfilmsociety.com/coming-soon.

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.

AUTUMN 2021: We will be suspending our membership scheme until things look more certain. This will hopefully be for this term only. All films will start at 8pm sharp as we will not be showing any advertisements. Payment will either be by pre-booking online at Ticketsource or by card on the night using our contactless payment terminal.

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.

Reading Film Theatre will close at the end of this Autumn 2021 season. For more information see: readingfilmtheatre.co.uk.

Click to learn about F-Ratings


"F-Rated" is a new film rating which highlights films made by and featuring women. To find out more about this new classification see readingfilmtheatre.co.uk/events/categories/triple-f-rated-films/.



Reading Film Theatre Film Programme - Autumn 2021

Tuesday 7th DecemberPalmer Building8pmThe Father (12A) (more info)
Thursday 9th DecemberPalmer Building8pmThe French Dispatch (15) (more info)
Click to book RFT tickets online

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

Tickets on the door paid by card:

  • £8.50 Standard; £7.50 Concessions (seniors or unemployed); £5 Students

Tickets online from TicketSource (50p booking fee applies):

  • £7.50 Standard; £6.50 Concessions (seniors or unemployed); £4.50 Students.

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...