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The Canterbury Film Society is an Incorporated Society affiliated with the NZ Federation of Film Societies. CFS Membership entitles voting rights at the CFS AGM. 

  • Most screenings are open to members only, unless otherwise indicated, and censor’s ratings apply

  • Flexi-Passes give access to any three films but do not include rights and benefits of full membership

  • Full membership is valid for 12 months from date of purchase

  • All prices are GST inclusive

  • Lost membership cards will not be replaced

  • All memberships are non-transferable 

  • All information given is confidential and used in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

Membership options


Three membership options are available:  


Full membership offers UNLIMITED entry to the entire film season
and offers other benefits including:

  • Discounts at the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF)

  • Discounts at Alice and Lumière Cinemas

  • Free entry to any other New Zealand Film Society screening nationwide

  • Free admission for a guest to any one screening

New members can join at any time of the year, with membership running for 12 months from the month of joining.
The following reduced-price full memberships are available:

  • DISCOUNTED Full Membership: $130 (Seniors 65+/Unwaged/Film Guild)

  • STUDENT Full Membership: $90 (Tertiary)

  • HIGH SCHOOL Full Membership: $50 (13–18 years)


Half-year memberships are valid for all screenings from either February–June or July–October 2023.

⬤ FLEXI-PASS ($40)
A Flexi-Pass is a limited membership which offers entry to any three films of your choice and can be shared to bring along friends to a screening. Passes never expire, so can be used over multiple years.

Upgrading Memberships

If you love your Half-Year or Flexi-Pass Membership and want to see more, you can pay the difference and upgrade to a Full Membership. This offers a convenient pay-by-instalment option, i.e. Half Year can be converted to Full membership to the end of the year for $60.

How to Join

New and renewing members are encouraged to join online and we can have your card ready to be picked up before a screening or posted to you. 


Please fill out the online membership form below and click “Submit”.

To complete your enrolment, please arrange an online bank transfer to the following bank account, using your name as the reference.




If you are unable to make an online payment, please bring exact cash to complete your enrolment before a screening. Eftpos is not available.

Treat a Film Lover

If you want to treat a movie lover in your life, we can arrange to send you a Flexi-Pass, Half-Year or Full membership card for your lucky recipient with a welcome letter and brochure. 

Please get in touch by emailing

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