All screenings are now at 7:30pm  

Reminder: There is no screening on Queen's Birthday Monday 1st of June. See you all back on the 8th!

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
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…
27
July
Accident
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Joseph Losey, UK 1968) M cert, 105mins “Accident, directed by Wisconsin–born Joseph Losey and scripted by playwright Harold Pinter, does…
3
August
The Servant
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Joseph Losey, UK 1963) M cert, 115mins, B&W “Losey’s relentless dusting of the ruling vs. the grueling classes began a…
24
August
Fantail
Where
Academy Gold Cinema
(Curtis Vowell, New Zealand 2013) R15 violence, offensive language, drug use, 92mins “Though she looks as fair as any Pākehā,…
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,…