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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Richmond Film Society Screenings Suspended from 17 March 2020

Following Government advice issued on 16 March 2020 to stop non-essential contact with others, Richmond Film Society has suspended its screenings until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

We shall continue to monitor the situation and if the circumstances change in any material way with regard to screenings we shall post messages on our website, twitter account and Facebook page.


Richmond Film Society was formed in 1963 and has since screened over 800 films. Our objective is to bring our community the very best in World Cinema. Our seasons run from September to June and attract an aggregate audience of over 4,000 attendees.

Films are shown at 8.00pm sharp on alternate Tuesdays (no trailers and no ads) and are screened at The Exchange. On screening nights, the Bar is open from 7.00pm and remains open after the film. Drinks can be taken into the auditorium and coffee, tea and snacks are also available. Film notes are provided for each screening and audience feedback is obtained via response slips.

See for full details of our forthcoming Season 57 programme.

Our Venue

Since January 2018, we have screened all our films at The Exchange, the 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. 

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: 

• Waitrose Arragon Road multi-storey car park from 6pm to


• Holly Road car park from 6:30pm 

• Local streets from 6:30pm

Season 57 Membership

Season 57 runs from 10 September 2019 to 16 June 2020 - although see the notice above regarding the suspension of screenings from 17 March 2020 in following the government's advice on coronavirus.

The membership fee has been held at £40, so that the cost of the 19-film programme is the equivalent of £2.11 per film. For full time students, membership will continue to be offered at the concessionary rate of £25 for the season.

​Membership for Season 57 closed

Owing to renewals from nearly 85% of our existing members and a very high proportion of joiners from our Membership Waiting List, the designated membership cap of 250 has been reached. Accordingly, we are not in a position to offer any further memberships for Season 57, which commenced on 10 September.

There will, however, always be a substantial number of tickets available to purchase for individual screenings, both in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office or on-the-door (cash only).

Non-Member Tickets

Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3). Tickets can be purchased in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office – in person, by telephone on 020 8240 2399 or online - or, alternatively, on the night (cash only).

The number of non-member tickets available via The Exchange’s Box Office is currently capped at 70 per film. A further 50 or so tickets will be available to purchase on the door on the night of screenings  on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis. Regrettably the Society is unable to accept credit card or contactless payments for tickets on the night. Cash only.

Non-members are always very welcome, so please come and join us at The Exchange.

Further Information

For further information about RFS, our season of films and membership for Season 57, please see our website at 

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