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)



23rd May
Colette (15) Starring Kiera Knightly and Dominic West. An exhilarating, funny and gorgeous biopic of the rise of Collette, a country girl turned writer forced to pen novels in her husband's name. As the novels become more successful and her husband's free spending libertine ways create problems, she demands the recognition she deserves
13th June
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15) Stars Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant - both Oscar nominated for their roles. An adaptation of the memoir "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" relays the true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel. When she is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
21st June
On Her Shoulders (12a) Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people. An arresting documentary, which features an impassioned speech to the UN by Amal Clooney. A special presentation for refugee week, in association with Reading Refugee Support Group. Includes introductory speaker and discussion.
11th July
Departures (12) "MEMBERS CHOICE" – FREE TO MEMBERS. Yôjirô Takita's 2009 Best Foreign Language Oscar winner, a subtle and moving tale about a Japanese cellist forced to change direction when his orchestra closes down leaving him and his young wife in financial difficulties. His surprising choice of new career takes him on a profound and sometimes comical journey uncovers, through a close association with death, the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living. This film, beautifully shot in a wintry landscape against a backdrop of the snow capped mountains.

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.


Reading Film Theatre Summer 2019 Film Programme:

Tuesday 28th MayPalmer Building8pmHappy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (more info)
Thursday 30th MayPalmer Building7.45pmThe Aftermath (more info)
Tuesday 4th JunePalmer Building7.45pmA Private War (more info)
Thursday 6th JunePalmer Building8pmRed Joan (12A) - Members' Choice Film (more info)
Tuesday 11th JunePalmer Building8pmEverybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (more info)
Thursday 13th JunePalmer Building8pmWild Rose (more info)
Thursday 20th JunePalmer Building7.30pmOn Her Shoulders (more info)
Click to book tickets online

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

Tickets: £7 for Members; £6 for Member concessions; £9 for non-Members; £8 for non-Member concessions (seniors or unemployed); £5 students.
> Annual membership £25 (Students £10) incls. 2 free tickets.
> For details of Premium Season tickets and more readingfilmtheatre.co.uk/membership/
> Members may reserve seats.

Book tickets online discounted by £1 at TicketSource (plus booking fee 50p) 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...