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 Wheel of Fortune & Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune & Fantasy (4 April 2023) Ryûsuke Hamaguchi | Japan | 2021 | 15 | 121 mins | Trailer A triptych of short films exploring memory and coincidence. Each one illustrates a deep personal connection between people brought together [cont'd.]

  • The Eclectic Cinema is showing The Manchurian Candidate

    The Eclectic Cinema is showing The Manchurian Candidate on Monday 17th April 2023 at 8.15pm. The Manchurian Candidate (USA 1962 126min 12) is directed by John Frankenheimer starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh and Angela Lansbury. This is the original, not the remake! Laurence [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Small Body

    Small Body (18 April 2023) Laura Samani | Italy/Slovenia | 2021 | 12A | 89 mins | Italian/Slovenian | Trailer In 1900 Italy, after suffering a stillborn child Agata embarks on a desperate journey to reach a mysterious sanctuary where [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Master Cheng

    Master Cheng (25 April 2023) Mika Kaurismäki | Finland/China | 2019 | PG | 114 mins | English/Finnish/Manadarin | Trailer A Chinese stranger and his son arrive in a remote Finnish village in search of the mysterious “Fongtron”. He takes work [cont'd.]

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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.

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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 is now open 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.

Winchcombe Film Society meets at 7 for 7.30pm screenings on the last Friday in the month at Abbey Fields, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH, with parking nearby. Admission is by membership subscription and members can also borrow a selection of films without charge.

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