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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.


Our Best Historic Screenings

With screenings currently suspended, the Committee has, since March 2020, been making weekly recommendations of films to watch, whether through streaming services or on discs available from Amazon, eBay or other retailers. The recommendations are drawn from those films screened by RFS during the last 20 years which were particularly well received and highly scored by members and guests.

Our recommendations for January and February 2021 were: A Man Called Ove, The Other Side of Hope, The Fencer, Mother, Persepolis, Truman, Julieta and I Got Life (Aurore) ! 

Previous recommendations from March 2020 to the end of 2020 were: Monsieur Lazhar, North Face, A Hijacking, Wadjda, Wild Tales, Royal Affair, The Hunt, Salt of the Earth, Angel's Share, Ida, Good Vibrations, The Lives of Others, Lantana, I've Loved You so Long, Broken Embraces, Untouchable, Les Choristes, Man on Wire, The Source, Volver, The Wave, Days of Glory, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, Not Here To Be Loved, Pan's Labyrinth, The Counterfeiters, Flame and Citroen, Tehran Taxi, My Best Friend, The Secret in their Eyes, The Sea Inside, Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis, The Patience Stone, Mystery Road, The Edge Of Heaven, The Visitor, The Commune, A Very Long Engagement, Still Life and Slow West.


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.

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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 Cancelled

Season 57 was scheduled to run from 10 September 2019 to 16 June 2020 - although it was cancelled earlier this year. 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.

Non-Member Tickets

The availability or otherwise of non-member tickets will be deternined by the requirements of social distancing and capacity when screenings return.

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).

Further Information
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