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.
  • The Eclectic Cinema presents Alien

    The Eclectic Cinema is showing Alien – the Director’s Cut on Monday 3rd October at 7.30pm. A landmark in Sci-Fi Cinema and a gripping thriller. An alien being from a distant planet infiltrates the spaceship Nostromo on its way back to Earth. The crew of seven find [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Here We Are

    Here We Are (4 October 2022) Nir Bergman | Israel | 2020 | 12 | 94 mins | Trailer A beautifully observed modern day Israeli drama. Aharon (Shai Avivi) has given up a lucrative career to look after his autistic [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Papicha

    Papicha (11 October 2022) Mounia Meddour | France/Algeria 2019 | 15 | 108 mins | Trailer Fashion students kick back against misogyny and religious extremism on a university campus in Algiers. Nedjma – Papicha, Algerian slang for ‘cool girl’ or [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Playground

    Playground/AGM (25 October 2022) Laura Wandel | Belgium | 2021 | 15 | 72 mins | French | Trailer Nora and her older brother Abel have started at a new school. The subsequent bullying is made all the more real [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Charlatan

    Charlatan (1 November 2022) Agnieszka Holland | Czech Republic + | 2020 | 15 | 118 mins | Trailer A multi-layered portrait of the enigmatic Jan Mikolášek whose startling ability to heal the sick using medicinal plants brought him wealth, [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Two of Us

    Two of Us (8 November 2022) Filippo Meneghetti | France/Luxembourg/Belgium | 2019 | 12 | 99 mins | French | Trailer Madeline and Nina are two retired ladies in their seventies who live in adjacent apartments. A bitter sweet love [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Happening

    Happening (15 November 2022) Audrey Diwan | France | 2021 | 15 | 100 mins | Trailer It could hardly be more topical: the illegality of abortion in Franceinthe1960s.Anne is a brilliant student who becomes pregnant shortly before important exams. [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Ali & Ava

    Ali & Ava/Wine and Cheese (13 December 2022) Clio Barnard | UK | 2021 | 15 | 95 mins | Trailer A warm, optimistic film beautifully directed by Clio Barnard. Charismatic landlord Ali, from an Indian immigrant family, meets widowed [cont'd.]

Latest News

Membership for our 2022-2023 Season is now Open!

12 August 2022 0

Membership is now open for our 2022/2023 season, and initially please subscribe to our Membership Mailing List and you will receive an invitation/instructions on how to join. Our season subscription is £36 and those aged 16-21 (inclusive) can join for the reduced price of £20. Your subscription [cont'd.]

Film news

The Eclectic Cinema presents Alien

14 September 2022 0

The Eclectic Cinema is showing Alien – the Director’s Cut on Monday 3rd October at 7.30pm. RIDLEY SCOTT’S seminal 1979 sci-fi horror set the standard for monster flicks and has become a cultural touchstone. Few films have aged as well, or even appreciated [cont'd.]

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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 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.

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