Cheltenham Film Society (CFS) is a volunteer run film society, which was established in 1945. We show foreign-language and independent films between September and April at the Bacon Theatre in Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Admission is by annual membership subscription, but members may bring guests. We are a member of Cinema for All, the organisation which has been representing the film society movement since 1946. We are also members of the British Film Institute and Film Hub South West.
  • New Season showing of Limbo

    Limbo (1 February 2022) Ben Sharrock | UK | 2020 | 12 | 103 mins | English/Arabic | Trailer Four asylum seekers have been sent to a remote Scottish island whilst awaiting the processing of their refugee status. You invest in [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of I Never Cry

    I Never Cry (15 February 2022) Piotr Domalewski | Poland/Ireland | 2020 | 15 | 98 mins | Polish/English | Trailer When Ola’s father suddenly dies whilst working in Ireland, she must travel there to bring her father’s body home. Ola [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Les Miserables

    Les Miserables (1 March 2022) Ladj Ly | France | 2019 | 15 | 104 mins | French | Trailer An out-of-town cop joins an anti-crime unit working in a rundown Parisian immigrant neighbourhood. A gritty modern tale of unintelligent, macho [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Zana

    Zana (8 March 2022) Antoneta Kastrati | Kosovo/Albania | 2019 | 15 | 97 mins | Albanian | Trailer Set in rural Kosovo 10 years after the Balkan war. After losing her daughter during the war Luna is under constant pressure [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of The Reason I Jump

    The Reason I Jump (22 March 2022) Jerry Rothwell | USA/UK | 2020 | 12 | 82 mins | English | Trailer Based on the book by Naoki Higashida, this immersive film explores the experiences of non-speaking autistic people around the [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of After Love

    After Love (29 March 2022) Aleem Khan | UK | 2020 | 12 | 89 mins | English/French/Urdu | Trailer After her husband’s unexpected death Mary Hussain discovers he had a secret. Shocked by his deceit she travels to Calais determined [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Gagarine

    Gagarine (26 April 2022) Fanny Liatard/Jérémy Trouilh | France | 2020 | 12 | 95 mins | French | Trailer The Gagarine housing estate in Paris has been earmarked for demoltion.  Teenager Yuri does everything he can to maintain the building [cont'd.]

Latest News

Limbo – the next film of our 76th Season

16 January 2022 0

The next film of the second half of our 76th season, Limbo, is scheduled for screening at 7:45pm on Tuesday 1st February 2022, with the doors opening around 7:00pm. Please note that we are continuing, for now, to apply the [cont'd.]

Film news

Charlton Kings Film Society is showing The Father

5 January 2022 0

Charlton Kings Film Society next film will be The Father on Friday 28th January at 7.45pm. Anthony Hopkins plays an ageing man who refuses to accept help from his daughter, Olivia Colman. As he tries to understand his changing circumstances, [cont'd.]

Contact Cheltenham film society

Contact Us at: mail@cheltenhamfilmsociety.com
or telephone (07528 746750). We are
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Our Partner Organisations

Partnering with independent and community cinemas, YourScreen is a unique virtual cinema open to all film-lovers. YourScreen offers a regularly refreshed programme of films from around the world that are not available on other UK digital platforms, many of which are UK premieres.


Passionate about film, then check out Film Cheltenham for films showing in Cheltenham and the surrounding area, in commercial or community cinemas, Cheltenham International Film Festival, local film societies and clubs and also on TV. Sign up for their weekly, entertaining and informative newsletter.

The Eclectic Cinema is the home of Alternative Cinema in Cheltenham. Drawing together different cinematic strands – starting with Early Cinema, Queer Cinema and Weird Films – it aims to develop an unusual and interesting programme of films. The Eclectic Cinema opens in January at Cheltenham Playhouse, and tickets are on sale now. Please visit The Eclectic Cinema website for more information.

Charlton Kings Film Society is a non-profit, community-based cinema in Charlton Kings, showing a variety of recent release, classic and foreign films.

Cheltenham  Playhouse is a delightful, intimate community theatre offering film, music and theatre events.