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 at 7:30pm 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 programme here.

Where we are

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

Upcoming events
31
August
The earrings of Madame De…
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Max Ophuls, France 1953) G cert, 100mins, in French with English subtitles, B&W “The most cherished work from French master…
7
September
A Trip to the Moon / The Extraordinary Voyage
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(George Méliès, France, 1902) G, 16mins (Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange, France, 2011) E (exempt) 60mins, in French and English,…
14
September
Eyes without a face
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Georges Franju, France 1960) M violence, horror, 90mins, in French with English subtitles, B&W “Georges Franju’s disquieting classic evokes the…
21
September
Gerhard Richter Painting
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Corinna Belz, Germany 2011), E (exempt) 97mins, in German and English, with English subtitles “Corinna Belz’s process-oriented record of, yes,…
28
September
Van Gogh
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Maurice Pialat, France 1991) M nudity, 159mins in French with English subtitles Once seen, never forgotten, Pialat’s portrait of the…
5
October
The Great Beauty
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France 2013) M nudity, 140mins, in Italian with English subtitles In Paolo Sorrentino’s intoxicating cinematic fresco of contemporary…
23
February
Camille Rewinds
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Noémie Lvovsky, France 2012) M offensive language, nudity 115mins, in French with English subtitles. “While on her way to a…
2
March
Rush
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Rush (Ron Howard UK/Germany 2013) R13 violence, offensive language, sex scenes, content that may disturb, 117 min “Mozart vs. Salieri.…
9
March
The Tarnished Angels
Where
ACADEMY GOLD CINEMA
(Douglas Sirk, USA 1958) PG, 91mins “Initially derided by critics in the English-speaking world (though not in France), this version…
16
March
Cracks in the Shell
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Christian Schwochow, Germany 2011) R16 violence, sexual material, suicide, offensive language, 109mins, in German with English subtitles “The second feature…
23
March
Beyond the Hills
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Cristian Mungiu, Romania 2012) M offensive language, content that may disturb, 150mins, in Romanian with English Subtitles Romanian director Cristian…
30
March
Charulata
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Satyajit Ray, India 1964) G cert, 117mins, in Bengali with English subtitles, B&W “The great Bengali director Satyajit Ray launched…