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)



Thursday4th May7.30pmA Bigger Splash (15) The idyllic Italian vacation of a famous rock star recovering from a throat operatioin, with her filmaker boyfriend, is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter. Stars Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthais Scoenaerts.
Thursday11th May7.30pmRace (PG) Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
Thursday18th May7.30pmSing Street (12A) SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy looking for a break from a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. To impress a girl he forms a band. Presented by The Link as part of their fund-raising Friendship week - all tickets £6 can be booked at ticketsource.co.uk/thelink.
Sunday21st May3pmA United Kingdom (12A) A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of modern Botswana, and Ruth Williams, the London typist he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. Presented by The Link as part of their fund-raising Friendship week - all tickets £6 can be booked at ticketsource.co.uk/thelink.
Thursday25th May7.30pmIn Circles (tba) We are delighted to showcase local film talent, with this feature made by a local film producer and not yet released in UK - includes Q&A with writer/directors Ian Manson and Jonnie Hurn. The clandestine world of crop circles is threatened when an ambitious TV journalist plans to expose the truth drawing her into the enigma of lights, Celtic mythology and UFOs to discover both the beauty and danger in the mystery she seeks.

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 2017 Film Programme:

Tuesday25th AprilPalmer Building8pmLoving (more info)
Thursday27th AprilPalmer Building7.45pmSplit (more info)
Tuesday2nd MayPalmer Building8pmElle (more info)
Thursday4th MayPalmer Building8pmHacksaw Ridge (more info)
Tuesday9th MayPalmer Building7.45pmMoonlight (more info)
Thursday11th MayPalmer Building8pmThe Salesman (Forushande) (more info)
Tuesday16th MayPalmer Building8pmCameraperson (more info)
Thursday18th MayPalmer Building8pmGraduation (Bacalaureat) (more info)
Tuesday23rd MayPalmer Building7.45pmNeruda (more info)
Thursday25th MayPalmer Building8pmHidden Figures (more info)
Tuesday30th MayPalmer Building7.45pmT2 Trainspotting (more info)
Thursday1st JunePalmer Building8pmThe Handmaiden (Agassi) (more info)
Tuesday6th JunePalmer Building7.45pmFrantz (more info)
Thursday8th JunePalmer Building7.45pmThe Sense of an Ending (15) (more info)
Tuesday13th JunePalmer Building8pmMy Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de courgette) (more info)
Thursday15th JunePalmer Building7.45pmTheir Finest (more info)
Tuesday20th JunePalmer Building7.45pmA Syrian Love Story (plus panel discussion) (more info)
Thursday22nd JunePalmer Building7.45pmViceroy's House (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. Members may reserve seats.

Book tickets online at TicketSource 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...