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)




2nd April
By the Grace of God (15)The latest film from Francois Ozon (Frantz) is based on a true story of the failure of the diocese of Lyon to remove a priest who has abused children.
23rd April
The Good Liar (15)A British film starring two of England's most renowned actors for St George's Day. Stars Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellan. A veteran con man targets an elderly, recently widowed millionairess. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.
7th May
Mrs Lowry & Son (PG)Stars Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall. The famous artist has a complex relationship with his mother who seeks to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.
27th May
The Greatest Showman (PG)Relaxed matinee screening for the more mature and less able with subdued lighting throughout the film, an interval and tea and cakes to follow. Presented in association with Wokingham Dementia Action Alliance but suitable for anybody who would enjoy a film in sociable , supportive and welcoming atmosphere. Tickets only only £5. Film starts at 13:30. Stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron. P T Barnum rises from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
28th May
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. A film director reflects on the choices he's made as past and present come crashing down around him.
11th June
For Sama (15)Refugee Week Presentation. An intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. The story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while conflict rises around her.
9th July
Sorry We Missed You (15)Directed by Ken Loach, written by Paul Laverty. BAFTA nominated. Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle.
13th August
Parasite (15)Free to current members. A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.
17th September
The Farewell (PG) Golden Globes and BAFTA nominated; Stars Awkwafina - Golden Globe winner as best actress in a musical or comedy. A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies, with comedic consequences.
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.

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.

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


Thursday 19th MarchPalmer Building8pmKnives Out (12A) (more info)
Tuesday 24th MarchPalmer Building8pmThe Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) (more info)
Thursday 26th MarchPalmer Building8pmRFT 50th Anniversary Film (more info)
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...