It’s easy to join and great value too! You can join as a full annual member to get FREE entry to all the films, or you can purchase a 3-film sampler membership, which gains you entry to any 3 screenings of your choice during the year. A full membership is valid for one year from the time of joining – so rolls over into next year’s season if you join mid-year. Because we get special private society screening rights, we are not able to sell one-off tickets to screenings except for open nights which are noted on the programme.


With a full membership you can bring along a friend to any one screening free of charge (except for open nights). Just tell us on the door when you bring your friend and we will click your membership card.


Full members are eligible for generous discounts on tickets to the NZ International Film Festival held each year in August and to other NZIFF events during the year.

Free Entry to NZ Film Society Screenings

Full members get free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. There are currently 13 Film Societies across the country – take your membership card with you when travelling.

How to Join

You can pay by cheque, internet banking, or cash on the night. If you make a direct deposit,  please send an email to to notify us when you have made the payment.

  • Full membership (valid for 12 months): $132
  • Concession membership (12 months) – for returning members, seniors and unwaged: $122
  • Student (secondary and tertiary students): $70 (may not gain entry to restricted films if under 18)
  • Flexi-Pass (no expiry date) entry into any three films: $30

Please download a membership form HERE and bring it in person, or email to , or post to: Canterbury Film Society c/- CFS Secretary, PO Box 79-234, Avonhead, Christchurch 8446