Cranbrook Film Society

Cranbrook Film Society was founded in 1985 and was voted “Best Film society” by the British foundation of Film societies in 2005.  It shows films that rarely get seen outside London.  Some are independent, some foreign, some ‘art-house’ but most have had only a very limited distribution.

All of their films have been selected from committee screenings, input from the British Film Institute or from members’ recommendations. Where time permits, they show short films before the main film.  In addition to their main programme, they will also screen three extra films in the Lecture Theatre. They will also host other events, such as visits by guest film-makers and other cinematic surprises.

The main films are shown in the Queen’s Hall Theatre at 8.00pm but the doors are opened at 7.30pm when wine and soft drinks are available. Additional films are shown in the Lecture Theatre which is in the central quad behind the main school building.

The Society usually has over three hundred members.  Membership costs £25 per person for the season. Members may bring up to two guests to each film at a cost of £4 each, but guests must be booked in advance.  Membership cards are not transferable and may only be used by the cardholder.  If you would like to receive a reminder by email before each film, please visit the website and register for alerts.

New members are always very welcome, so if you would like to join or indeed renew your membership, it would help us enormously if you could do this online via the website at

See the What's On section for full details and show descriptions

Queens Hall Theatre