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)




8th July
Pain & Glory (15)Stars best actor Oscar & Golden Globe nominee Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz in Pedro Almodovar's highly personal film. Nominated for best foreign picture in Golden Globes, BAFTAs & Oscars 2019. A film director reflects on the choices he's made as past and present come crashing down around him.
5* Evening Standard, Mirror, 4* Guardian, Independent, Times, FT
12th August
Summerland (12)During World War II, an Englishwoman (Gemma Arterton) opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him in this moving journey of womanhood, love and friendship. Written and directed by Olivier award-winning playright Jessica Swale. Also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who will be known to the WFS audience from Amma Asante’s Belle which we screened in 2015.
4* Guardian, Telegraph, Evening Standard
16th September
Minari (12)2021's Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Yuh-Jung Youn stars in this moving multi-award nominee family drama based on writer/director Lee Isaac Chung’s childhood in rural Arkansas in the 1980s. A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
5* Guardian, Independent, Evening Standard, Metro, Empire Online, TimeOut, 4* Telegraph, Times
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 ticketsource.co.uk/wfs.

For the restart, it's important to emphasise that ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED ONLINE via our website. NO TICKETS ON THE DOOR. Social distancing will be applied in the auditorium and the foyer will be kept well-ventilated prior to 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.

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 - Spring 2020


Click to book RFT tickets online

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

Tickets on the door:

  • £7 Members; £6 Member concessions; £9 non-Members; £8 non-Member concessions (seniors or unemployed); £5 students

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

  • £6 Members; £5 Member concessions; £8 non-Members; £7 non-Member concessions (seniors or unemployed); £5 students (no booking fee).

> Annual membership £30 (Students £10) incls. 2 free tickets.
> For details of Premium Season tickets and more see readingfilmtheatre.co.uk/membership/
> Members may reserve seats.

Box Office: 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...