What we're about

We’re a group of local film enthusiasts who come together most Monday nights between February and October to watch the best local and international cinema. You’ll find us in the inner city at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū on Montreal Street.

We’d love you to join us for a drink, snacks, and casual socialising from 7pm in the Art Gallery’s spacious foyer followed by a short introductory talk and our film screening which begin at 7:30pm.

We also regularly hold pre-film gatherings for new and existing Meetup members at Fiddlesticks Bar – across the road from the art gallery on Worcester Street – from 6:30pm. These are a great way to get an introduction to the society and meet other new members. Details are included in the first paragraph of our event listings.

Our 2021 programme features an impressive 42 films including dramas, comedies, classics, war and cult films, romances, foreign-language, rarities, and two mini-festivals showcasing Queer Film and Aotearoa NZ film.

If you’d like to try out what we’re offering at no cost, fourteen of our films this year are free and open-to-the-public. Check our events list or the full programme on our website for more details:

https://www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz/programme

For those who want to sample further or cherry-pick a few films, we offer a $30 Flexi-Pass which gives one admission to any three films — or three admissions to any one film — and never expires. Once you’re ready for more, you can buy another Flexi-Pass or credit the cost of your used pass toward a 12-month membership. Full membership includes admission to every film we screen, and we offer discounts for students, the unwaged, and seniors.

Thanks to partnerships with our amazing friends at Alice and Lumière Cinemas and the NZ International Film Festival, full members also enjoy generous discounts on tickets at these venues, alongside other perks such as a free guest admission to any one film screening. More details are on our website:

https://www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz/join

Upcoming events (4+)

Canterbury Film Society Summer Break 31-Oct-22 to 13-Feb-23

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We're taking a break over summer starting 31st October but we'll be back again on Monday 13 February 2023 with a new season to dazzle and wow! Keep in touch with us via social media - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - and an eye on our website where the new programme goes live in mid January.

As Christmas approaches, keep in mind that our memberships (half year, full and short) make great gifts! It's easy - just fill in the membership doc here and make an online payment. Three-film Flexi-passes are very popular for gifts as they may be shared and have no expiry date https://www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz/join.

For hot-off-the-press 2023 updates, register interest by scrolling down to the bottom of our homepage at www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz/ This ensures you'll get an email update about the first opening night and you can opt for text reminders. 2023 brochures will be out in city libraries, the Christchurch Art Galleries, cafes and Alice and Lumiere Cinemas before the end of January.

Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia.

Canterbury Film Society Summer Break 31-Oct-22 to 13-Feb-23

Needs a location

Ngā mihi o te tau hou.

We take a break over summer but will be back again on Monday 13 February 2023 with a dazzling new film season. Keep in touch via social media - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - plus an eye on our website where the new programme goes live in late January.

Want to join? We've made it easy. We have a 'rolling membership' system, which means you can begin a full membership any time of the year, but there are also half-year and 3-film Flexi-Pass options which are popular as they may be shared and have no expiry date. All can be done quickly online at www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz/join and cards picked up at the membership table before any film.

For hot-off-the-press 2023 updates, register interest by scrolling down to the bottom of our homepage at www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz/ This ensures you'll get an email update about the first opening night and you can opt for text reminders. 2023 brochures will be out in city libraries, the Christchurch Art Galleries, cafes and Alice and Lumiere Cinemas before the end of January.

Canterbury Film Society Summer Break 31-Oct-22 to 13-Feb-23

Needs a location

Ngā mihi o te tau hou.

We take a break over summer but will be back again on Monday 13 February 2023 with a dazzling new film season. Keep in touch via social media - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - plus an eye on our website where the new programme goes live in late January.

Want to join? We've made it easy. We have a 'rolling membership' system, which means you can begin a full membership any time of the year, but there are also half-year and 3-film Flexi-Pass options which are popular as they may be shared and have no expiry date. All can be done quickly online at www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz/join and cards picked up at the membership table before any film.

For hot-off-the-press 2023 updates, register interest by scrolling down to the bottom of our homepage at www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz/ This ensures you'll get an email update about the first opening night and you can opt for text reminders. 2023 brochures will be out in city libraries, the Christchurch Art Galleries, cafes and Alice and Lumiere Cinemas before the end of January.

Canterbury Film Society Summer Break 31-Oct-22 to 13-Feb-23

Needs a location

Ngā mihi o te tau hou.

We take a break over summer but will be back again on Monday 13 February 2023 with a dazzling new film season. Keep in touch via social media - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - plus an eye on our website where the new programme goes live in late January.

Want to join? We've made it easy. We have a 'rolling membership' system, which means you can begin a full membership any time of the year, but there are also half-year and 3-film Flexi-Pass options which are popular as they may be shared and have no expiry date. All can be done quickly online at www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz/join and cards picked up at the membership table before any film.

For hot-off-the-press 2023 updates, register interest by scrolling down to the bottom of our homepage at www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz/ This ensures you'll get an email update about the first opening night and you can opt for text reminders. 2023 brochures will be out in city libraries, the Christchurch Art Galleries, cafes and Alice and Lumiere Cinemas before the end of January.

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