2020 Season suspended due to COVID-19
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The committee has passed a majority vote to enact the following motions:

  • All screenings are suspended until further notice.

  • For the duration of the suspension, all memberships will be placed on hold and expiry dates will be extended when screenings resume.

    • If you paid for a full or half-year membership in the last four weeks and would like a refund, please get in touch.

  • Memberships will be capped while the season is suspended. This means that we won’t be accepting new members over this time.

Visit our FAQ page for answers to questions you may have.

Falling into Film...

Nights are getting longer - time to check out our fabulous autumn programme, and come join us on Monday night.

Sign-up for more information about our weekly screenings of top-quality arthouse, international, local, rare and classic feature films, documentaries, and more – all on the big screen, the way nature intended!

Taking you further into film

The Canterbury Film Society provides a carefully curated programme of films to captivate, inform and inspire film enthusiasts as well as those on the hunt for alternatives to mainstream cinema. ​ We screen films on Mondays nights through the year from February through October at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.


Full membership provides access to all our regular screenings. With over thirty-five films being shown every year, we bring our members into an extraordinary world of cinema for less than $5 per film.


We encourage new members to join us and offer a Flexi-Pass trial so you can come to any three films we’re screening for $30.  We also have regular open events with free entry to all (koha/donations always appreciated).


Come and join us on Monday nights – doors open 7.00pm with an opportunity to socialise and buy drinks and food beforehand. Screenings start at 7.30pm. 


Become part of the best-kept film screening secret in town!

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Canterbury Film Society brochure 2020 | Metropolis

2020 Brochure out now!

Available at the Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch City Libraries, and other locations in the central city.

Download a copy here – or send us your contact details and we’ll pop one in the post to you.