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)



9th May
Lunana; a Yak in the Classroom (PG)A teacher, in search of inspiration, travels to the most remote school in the world, where he ends up realizing how important his job is and appreciating the value of yak dung.
23rd May
The Rider (15)After a horrific riding accident leaves him with a brain injury and unable to compete in the rodeo circuit, a young cowboy is forced to look for a new purpose. Directed by Chloé Zhao (Nomadland).
Presented with Headway Thames Valley, the film will be followed by a Q&A with the charity and some of its clients.
6th June
The Promised Land (15)Our 150th screening - with free prosecco reception.
A retired arrives in 1755 on the barren Jutland heath with a single goal: to follow the king's call to cultivate the land and thereby achieve wealth and honour himself. But he quickly makes an enemy of a merciless local landowner, who believes that the heath belongs to him and not the king. Stars Mads Mikkelsen. Danish with English subtitles.
11th July
All of us Strangers (15)One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbour, which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and his childhood home. Stars Andrew Scott and Paul Mecal
8th August
This poignant and emotional biographical drama follows the life of humanitarian Nicholas Winton, who helped hundreds of children escape German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II. Stars Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham-Carter.
5th September
The Peasants (15)A young woman is determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late 19th century Polish village – a hotbed of gossip and on-going feuds, held together, rich and poor, by pride in their land, adherence to colourful traditions and deep-rooted patriarchy. When she finds herself caught between the conflicting desires of the village’s richest farmer, his eldest son, and other leading men of the community, her resistance puts her on a tragic collision course with the community around her. An exceptional animation from the makers of Loving Vincent. Polish with English subtitles.
10th October
Anatomy of a Fall (15)At an idyllic mountain chalet, a woman is suspected of her husband’s murder and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the sole witness. French and German with English subtitles.
24th October
Io Capitano (15)Two Senegalese teenagers leave Dakar to travel to Europe where they believe opportunities await. On a journey neither could have imagined, the boys face the dangers and the beauty of the desert, the shock of detention centres in Libya, and the perils of the sea in their pursuit of a better life, in a powerful, epic story that offers a deeply human perspective on the migrant crisis.
Directed by two-time BAFTA-nominee Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Tale of Tales), IO CAPITANO has been nominated for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards, and won the Silver Lion and Best Young Actor Awards at Venice Film Festival.
Wolof and French with English subtitles.
11th November
Blind Terror aka See No Evil (15)Special Charity Fund Raiser for Arts4Wokingham.
You won't want to miss this 1971 film shot entirely in and around Wokingham. There are tantalising glimpses of the old red brick Victorian railway station, the town centre and a psychopath’s unnerving gaze from The Red Lion out onto Wokingham Market Place.
Mia Farrow finds herself pursued by a crazed killer as she takes refuge in a relative’s family home in Binfield. Variety has dubbed this film as, "a perfect modern specimen of the old style A plus suspense programmner …..superbly written….brilliantly photographed."
Tonight's screening is a fundraiser for local charity Arts4wokingham. The film will be preceded by a special introduction from John Gibbs, Professor of Film at Reading University.
A4W is campaigning to promote the arts in general with a special emphasis on public art which it believes should be for all. More details can be found on their website, www.arts4wokingham.com.
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 wokinghamfilmsociety.com/coming-soon.

More information: wokinghamfilmsociety.com.

Reading Film Theatre

Reading Film Theatre


See schedule below


Reading Biscuit Factory, Unit 1A, Queen's Walk (Corner of Oxford Road), Reading RG1 7QE

How to get there & car parks.

AUTUMN 2022: Reading Film Theatre makes new home in Reading Biscuit Factory.

After over 50 years supporting independent cinema in Reading, Reading Film Theatre (RFT) is delighted to announce that it will continue to show the best in independent and foreign language films after being welcomed into the fold of the new Reading Biscuit Factory (RBF) situated in the centre of Reading.

We are open from 10AM each day for those who want to meet over a cup of coffee. The first film screenings will usually start from around 11AM, and the last around 9PM. We will generally close at 11:30PM, unless there is a special event (or a very long final film!)

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

Wednesday 31st AugustReading Biscuit Factory8pmBrian and Charles (PG) (more info)
Wednesday 14th SeptemberReading Biscuit Factory8pmBicycle Thieves (U) (more info)
Wednesday 28th SeptemberReading Biscuit Factory8pmRobust (15) (more info)

Tickets on the door paid by card:

  • Weekday: £7.50 Standard; £6.00 Concessions (seniors, under 25s, students, keyworkers)
  • Tuesdays: £4.95 Standard; £4.95 Concessions (seniors, under 25s, students, keyworkers)
  • Weekend: £8.90 Standard; £7.40 Concessions (seniors, under 25s, students, keyworkers)

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...