Welwyn Garden City Film Society


74th Season

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See "Join" page for details.

Welwyn Garden City Film Society is one of the longest-standing film societies in the country, having been established shortly after World War II.  In the 2017/18 season, it was felt that the future of the Society was in jeopardy because income from memberships had fallen, while costs continued to rise. Fortunately, through the cooperation of members, who agreed to raise the membership subscription and reduce the number of films to ten, the Society has survived.  In fact, the 2018/19 season saw an impressive increase in both membership and guest ticket sales.

The purpose of the Society is to show the best of contemporary and classic world cinema, in a comfortable and sociable setting. The films are usually selected partly by the Committee and partly by the votes of Members.

This site aims to keep you in touch with the latest information about the Society, its programmes, and film-going in Hertfordshire generally.

The Map of Venue page shows how to reach Garden City Cinema (formerly known as The Hawthorne Theatre) at Campus West.

Our History page tells you something about the background to the Society and news of what's happening to the Society at the moment.

Turn to our Programme page for details of the complete programme for the season, starting in September.

Details of the next film to be shown are available on Our Next Show page, together with reviews of each film.

Films that we have shown in the past few years appear on our Archive page

A full year's subscription rates for 2019-20 are :-

Membership    £50

Students        £25

Guests           £7 (Members of Letchworth Film Club £3)

The Season’s programme begins on 29th September, 2019 at 7:30 on Screen 3 at Garden City Cinema, Campus West.

Advice on how to become a member of the Society is given on the Join page. Guest tickets are available either through the Campus Box Office or at the entrance to Screen 3 before the film is to be shown.

The present Committee:

Chairman — Colin Nafzger
Secretary — Margaret Bardell
Treasurer — tba
Membership Officer — Viv Wearing
Short Films — Mike Chick
Guest Tickets/Film Bookings - Sandra Mantella
Publicity - David Wearing

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