It’s alive, it’s alive…

Our 2024-25 season will start on Thursday 19th September!
As we’ve previously announced, the Film Society is changing the way it screens its films. They will now all be hosted at Chester Picturehouse in their 107-seat Screen 4.
We’re splitting up the season into two parts – Part one will consist of five films, three weeks apart on the following dates (all Thursdays, at 7:30 pm)

19th September
10th October
31st October
21st November
12th December

Part Two will start on the 9th of January 2025 with a further five films until the 10th of April, with a break in March when we will be holding the Chester International Film Festival back at Storyhouse (more on this later in the year!)

Splitting the season into two parts allows us to take advantage of obtaining more recent films from World Cinema, which remains the focus of our programme. We have put together a Film Programing Group of film society members who met recently to discuss and agree on our final shortlist of films. These have been submitted to Picturehouse’s Senior Film Programmer who will be responsible for obtaining the necessary screening licenses.

Membership and ticketing
As part of this new setup, Picturehouse will cover all the venue and film licensing costs. We will still operate a Film Society membership, but at only £10 for the whole season! This allows our members to buy tickets for each film directly from Picturehouse at just £5 a time. Non-members are still welcome, but they would have to buy tickets at the full standard Picturehouse price (currently £11.20)

We will open memberships for new members and renewals in early August, when we will announce all the films showing in Part One of our season.

‘I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring,’

David Bowie, 1997.