Cranbrook Film Society was founded in 1985 and was voted “Best Film society” by the British foundation of Film societies in 2005.
Society mostly shows films that rarely get seen outside London. Some are independent, some world cinema and some ‘art-house’ but most have had only a very limited distribution.
All of their films have been preselected from committee screenings, with 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, the society occasionally hosts other events, such as visits by guest filmmakers and other cinematic surprises.
The main films are shown in the Queen’s Hall Theatre at 8.00 pm. Doors are opened at 7.30 pm when the bar opens.
The Society usually has close to three hundred members. Membership currently costs only £30 per person for the season. Members may bring up to two guests to each film at a cost of £5 each. Membership cards are non-transferable and may only be used by the cardholder. A reminder email is sent out before each film to registered members.