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)



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.
Thursday12th July7.30pmLady Macbeth (15) Based on Nikolai Leskov's 1865 novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.
Thursday9th August7.30pmKills on Wheels (15) A Hungarian action-comedy about a wheelchair-bound assassin gang. "If you see one film about a Hungarian hitman in a wheelchair this year, make sure it’s this one." 3* Leslie Felperin, The Guardian.
Thursday20th September7.30pmIn 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.

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.


Summer 2018 Film Programme:

Tuesday15th MayPalmer Building8pm120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (15) (more info)
Thursday17th MayPalmer Building8pmI, Tonya (15) (more info)
Tuesday22nd MayPalmer Building8pmCustody (Jusqu'à la garde) (more info)
Thursday24th MayPalmer Building8pmFunny Cow (15) (more info)
Tuesday29th MayPalmer Building7.45pmWestern (more info)
Thursday31st MayPalmer Building8pmI Got Life! (Aurore) (15) (more info)
Tuesday5th JunePalmer Building8pmThe Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (12A) (more info)
Thursday7th JunePalmer Building8pmThat Good Night (12A) (more info)
Tuesday12th JunePalmer Building8pmThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (more info)
Thursday14th JunePalmer Building7.45pmA Ciambra (15) (more info)
Tuesday19th JunePalmer Building7pmHuman Flow (12A) & post film discussion (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).
> Summer membership £10 (Students £5).
> 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...