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Richmond Film Society

Richmond Film Society was formed in 1963 and has since screened nearly 780 films. Our objective was, and remains, to bring our community the very best in World Cinema. Our seasons run from September to April and draw an aggregate audience of over 2,000 attendees.

Film notes are provided for each screening and audience feedback is obtained via response slips.

Season 56 Membership

A core objective of RFS (a not-for-profit charity) is to promote and encourage interest in World Cinema as an art form and to make our screenings affordable for everyone in our community. With that objective in mind and in recognition of the loyalty and support of our members over many years, the Committee have decided to reduce the membership fee for Season 56 by one third and to extend the Season from 15 to 16 films.

Accordingly, the cost of membership for next season will be £40, representing an unbeatable bargain of £2.50 per film. You will, therefore, have covered your membership subscription once you have attended 8 of the 16 films in the Season 56 Programme, which commences on 18 September 2018.

The reduction to £40 from the present level of £60 (which has applied for the past five seasons) reflects the substantial growth in our membership and audience figures, particularly this Season. It also represents a return to the 1998 RFS membership fee. The concessionary seasonal membership fee for full-time students in Season 56 will be reduced from £35 to £25.

Membership includes free admission to all 16 screenings, free admission to the Christmas party, input into future film selection and details of other local arts-related events through our affiliation with Arts Richmond.

The cost of non-member tickets for Season 56 will also be reduced from the current price of £6 to £5 (full-time students £3). Tickets can be purchased on the night (cash only), in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (in person or by telephone on 020 8240 2399) or online at . 

The Films

Following the conclusion of our latest highly successful season and our Twickenham Festival screening in June 2018, our 16-film programme for next season has now been finalised. Commencing with the 2018 Foreign Language Oscar winner, it comprises the following:

18th September - A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

2nd  October - Goldstone (Australia)

16th October - I Got Life (France)

30th October - A Ghost Story (USA)

13th November - The Fencer (Finland/Estonia)

27th November - In Between (Israel/France)

11th December - The Party (UK)

  9th January 2019 - Happy End (France/Germany/Austria)

22nd January - Zama (Argentina)

  5th February - Tabu (Portugal)

19th February - After The Storm (Japan)

  5th March - In The Fade (Germany)

19th March - On Body and Soul (Hungary)

 2nd April - Faces, Places (France)

16th April - Sweet Country (Australia)

30th April - Truman (Spain/Argentina)

Our Venue

Since January 2018, we have been screening all our films at The Exchange, the new community facility opposite Twickenham Station at 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE. Its facilities include a very comfortable, tiered 285-seat theatre, lifts, disabled access, a bar and a café. On screening nights, the bar is open from 7.00pm, the auditorium opens at 7.30pm and films start at 8:00pm sharp (with no trailers or advertisements).

The Exchange is directly opposite Twickenham station, which is served by trains to and from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Kingston and Reading. 

Bus routes 110, 267 and 281 stop outside The Exchange, the 290 stops in Arragon Road and the 33, 490, H22, R68  and R70 all stop in central Twickenham, which is a 5 minute walk away. 

There is no onsite parking at The Exchange and no public parking on the Brewery Wharf Estate. There is, however, free car parking nearby at: (i) Waitrose Arragon Road multi-storey car park from 6:00pm to midnight; and (ii) Holly Road car park from 6:30pm. 

Membership Forms

For further information on membership enrolment or the films, please visit our website at , where a downloadable Membership Form is available. Please send your completed form and your cheque, payable to 'Richmond Film Society', to: Sally Maynard, 89 Third Cross Road, Twickenham, TW2 5DY (telephone: 020 8893 3503, email ). Alternatively, hand your form and remittance to Sally or to any other committee member at one of our forthcoming screenings. Regrettably, the Society is unable to accept credit card and contactless payments (cheque or cash only). Membership cards will be sent out in late summer.

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New members are always very welcome, so do please come along and join us at The Exchange.

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