All screenings are now at 7:30pm

A reminder to all that, due to a technical issue, this week's and last week's films needed be switched at the last minute. Unfortunately this means that the widely advertised Goethe screening of "How to Make a Book With Steidl" will not play on the 27th as advertised but instead played last week - we apologise for any inconvenience. Remember you can come to any of our weekly screenings and purchase a full membership or a $30 3-film pass.   

Welcome to the Canterbury Film Society!

In association with the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies, we present a top-quality season of films that screen every Monday from late February to early October at the Academy Gold Cinema in central Christchurch.

The thirty-week season covers a wide variety of cinematic experiences: cinema classics, arthouse rarities, international cinema and documentaries as well as local cinema and shorts.

We have a fantastic mix of films this year and are also showcasing some groups of films linked by people, places or style.

For a one year membership you get thirty festival-quality films on the big screen in a film club atmosphere - works out at less than $5 per film! With a full membership you can also bring a friend along to any one screening free-of-charge.

A one year membership rolls over into next year's season if you join mid-year. We also offer a 3-film membership so you can try it out and upgrade later. Join today!

Download a copy of the schedule here.

Where we are

This is the location of the Academy Gold Cinema, which is where we showcase our films throughout the whole year.

Upcoming events
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April
Purple Noon
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Rene Clément, France 1959) PG low level violence, 115mins, In French with English subtitles “This iconic French thriller, which was…
4
May
The Elephant God
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Satyajit Ray, India 1977) PG violence, 120mins, in Bengali with English subtitles A further example of the great director’s entertaining…
11
May
All that heaven allows
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Douglas Sirk, USA 1955) G, 85mins “Jane Wyman plays a widow in a small New England town who needs her…
18
May
All quiet on the western front
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Lewis Milestone, USA 1930) PG violence, 143mins, B&W “Lacking any gestures toward patriotism or glory, any exploitation of spectacle, Milestone’s…
25
May
Tabu
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Miguel Gomes, Portugal/Germany 2012) M sex scenes, 113mins, in Portuguese and English, with English subtitles. “A great love affair and…
8
June
Candyman
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Costa Botes USA, 2010), 75mins Candyman tells the strange yet true story of David Klein, an eccentric candy inventor from…
15
June
Like Father, Like Son
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Japan 2013) PG cert, 121mins, in Japanese with English subtitles “The protagonist of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s beautifully observed Like…
22
June
I’m not Harry Jenson
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(James Napier Robertson, New Zealand 2009) R16 violence, offensive language, 103mins “Carrying off its low budget with polish and actorly…
29
June
Marti: The Passionate Eye
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Shirley Horrocks, NZ, 2004) Exempt, 73mins This documentary traces the dramatic personal story of Marti Friedlander, one of New Zealand’s…
6
July
Safety Not Guaranteed
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Colin Trevorrow USA 2012) M offensive language, sexual references, 85mins “A small movie with a big heart, Safety Not Guaranteed…
13
July
I Wish
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Japan 2011) PG cert, 123mins, in Japanese with English subtitles This deeply charming, kid-centred film contains a multitude…
20
July
Billy Liar
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(John Schlesinger, UK 1963) PG cert, 98mins Underachieving undertaker’s assistant Billy escapes the everyday drudgery of his kitchen sink existence…