Welwyn Garden City Film Society



Our next season of eight films will start on 17 September, 2023, and the brochure and membership cards for our 77th year (2023/24 season are now available.  You can join by paying in cash, by cheque or online. Membership entitles you to free entry to all our shows and also to free admission to all screenings by Letchworth Film Club.


  All shows are on a Sunday evening and start at 7:30.


   If refreshments are required, you should remember that Campus West has adopted a cashless policy, but cash or cheques are acceptable at the Film Society desk on the first floor. 


   There is always ample seating in Screen 3, where are films are shown.                      

   Background to the Society 

    The purpose of the Society is to show the best of contemporary and classic world cinema, in a comfortable and sociable setting.

   The films have historically been selected partly by the Committee and partly by the votes of Members, although for the last three years, the effects of Covid and the changes in the timing of the programme have left insufficient time to circulate members for their votes. 

    Welwyn Garden City Film Society is one of the longest-standing film societies in the country, having been established shortly after World War II.  In the 2017/18 season, it was felt that the future of the Society was in jeopardy because income from memberships had fallen, while costs continued to rise. Fortunately, through the cooperation of members, who agreed to raise the membership subscription and reduce the number of films to eight, the Society has survived.  Inevitably, there has been a reduction in membership, following Covid and consequen lockdowns, causing financial difficulties in the last few years.


   See "Join" page for details in normal circumstances.

   Our "History" page tells you more about the Society and its background.

   The "Map of Venue" page shows how to reach Campus West Cinema".

   Turn to our "Programme" page for details of the next season's films.

   starting in September.  

   Details of the next film to be shown are available on "Our Next Show" page, together  with reviews of each film.

    Films  that we have shown in the past few years appear on our "Archive" page

     The current Committee members are: -

    Chairman — Colin Nafzger
   Secretary — Margaret Bardell
   Treasurer — John Inston
   Membership Officer — Viv Wearing
   Guest Tickets/Film Bookings - Sandra Mantella
   Publicity - David Wearing

    Other - Pat Kearley


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   Non-members may attend any show, as guests, for £7. Ticketto Screen 3 before the film. 


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