Welcome to the Canterbury Film Society!

Newsflash! Our 2016 season programme is out!

We have an amazing 30-film season to look forward to - beginning on the 29th of February. This year we have several groups of films linked by people and places including: Italian, German and Classic films, a selection of British female directors, two films by the Taiwanese New Wave master Hou Hsiao-Hsien and a collection of culinary-based films!

For $4.30 per film, we've got your 2016 cinematic experiences covered! Get your membership today!

Download a printable copy of the 2016 programme here.  

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!

 

Where we are

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

Upcoming events
29
February
Wadjda
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia/Germany 2012 (PG cert) The first-ever feature to be made entirely in Saudi Arabia is directed by…
7
March
Babette’s Feast
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Gabriel Axel, Denmark 1987 (PG cert) Cinematic, gastronomic treat starring Stéphane Audran as a French cook fleeing the tribulations of…
14
March
Eat Drink Man Woman
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Ang Lee, Taiwan 1994 (PG sexual references) Sophisticated inter-generational comedy revolving around the dinner table a widowed master chef shares…
21
March
Weekend
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Andrew Haigh, UK 2011 (R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive language) A brief encounter proves mutually disarming for two young…
28
March
The Palm Beach Story
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Preston Sturges, USA 1942 (G cert) This blazing battle-of-the-sexes comedy stars Claudette Colbert, who abandons her failing hubby (Joel McCrea)…
4
April
Tampopo
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Itami Juzo, Japan 1985 (M sex scenes) Dubbed a ‘ramen western’ on release, this offbeat comedy about the search for…
11
April
The Go-Between
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Joseph Losey, UK 1971 (M cert)   The past is a foreign country in this evocative adaptation of LP Hartley’s…
18
April
Twin Peaks: Fire walk with me
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
David Lynch, France/USA 1992 (R16 cert) This oft-maligned prequel to Lynch’s cult TV show traces the last days of Laura…
25
April
Early Days Yet
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Shirley Horrocks, 2001 PG   “Early Days Yet, directed by Shirley Horrocks, is a documentary about New Zealand poet Allen…
2
May
Fish Tank
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Andrea Arnold, UK 2009 (R16 sex scenes, offensive language, content may disturb) Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender star in this…
9
May
Night of the Demon
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Jacques Tourneur, UK 1957 (R16 cert) “One of the finest thrillers made in England during the 50s… MR James’s short…
16
May
Dreams of a Life
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
Carol Morley, UK 2011 (M offensive language, sexual references, drug use) Haunting behind-the-headlines portrait of the life of vivacious London…