Richmond Film Society

Extension to Season 55 - 'Hotel Salvation' and 'Le Havre'

Following the success of our relocation to The Exchange in January, we have decided to extend our current Season by two films, namely, 
‘Hotel Salvation’ (India) on 8 May and‘Le Havre’ (Finland) on 22 May. These two extra screenings are free to all Season 55 members in appreciation of making the venue transition so successful. Non-member tickets will, as usual, be available for £6 on the door (cash only) or in advance via The Exchange’s Box Office on 020 8240 2399 or online via their website at

We have also accepted an invitation to screen a film as part of the June 2018 
Twickenham Festival (as to which, see below).

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.

In addition, RFS have accepted an invitation to show a film as part of the June 2018 Twickenham Festival and the film selected – ‘The Florida Project’ – will be screened on 12 June at 8:00pm. This screening is free to both current RFS members and/or ‘early joiners’ for Season 56 – another reason to sign up.

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

The final selection of 16 films will be drawn from the following provisional list of 22. Details of the programme will be circulated once it has been finalised:

- After the Storm (Japan)
– Faces, Places (France)
– A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
– Félicité (France/Belgium/Senegal)
– The Fencer (Finland)
– A Ghost Story (USA)
– Glory (Bulgaria)
– Goldstone (Australia)
– Goodnight Mummy (Austria)
– Happy End (France)
– I Got Life (Aurore) (France)
– In Between (Israel/France)
– In Syria (Insyriated) (Belgium/France/Lebanon)
– In The Fade (Germany)
– On Body and Soul (Hungary)
– The Party (UK)
– Sweet Bean (Japan)
– Sweet Country (Australia)
– Tabu (Portugal)
– Truman (Spain/Argentina)
– Uzumasa Limelight (Japan)
- Zama (Argentina/Spain)

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. As before, all films are shown on alternate Tuesdays at 8.00pm.

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.

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 nearly 2,000 members and guests.

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

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 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 remaining Season 55 screenings on 8 May, 22 May or 12 June. 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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