Richmond Film Society

Richmond Film Society was formed in 1963 and has since screened over 860 films. Our objective was, and remains, to bring our community the very best in World Cinema. Our seasons run from September to June and attract an aggregate audience approaching 4,500 attendees. Season 60 will comprise 19 films of international repute from 18 countries in Europe, Africa, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East.

Films are shown on alternate Tuesdays at 8:00 pm sharp, with no ads or trailers. On screening nights, the bar opens at 7:00 p.m. and drinks can be brought into the auditorium. Film notes are available online for each screening and audience scores and feedback are collated.

See for further information and full details of our Season 59 programme.

Our Venue

We screen all our films at The Exchange, the community facility opposite Twickenham Station at 75 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BE. Its facilities include a very comfortable, tiered 290-seat theatre (whose capacity can be increased to 310), lifts, disabled access, a bar and a café.

The Exchange is directly opposite Twickenham station, which is served by trains to and from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Kingston and Reading. Bus routes 267 and 281 stop outside The Exchange, the 290 stops in Arragon Road and the 33, 490, H22, R68 and R70 all stop in central Twickenham, which is a 5 minute walk away.

There is no onsite parking at The Exchange and no public parking on the Brewery Wharf Estate. There is, however, free car parking nearby at:

• Waitrose Arragon Road multi-storey car park from 6pm to midnight

• Holly Road car park from 6:30pm

• Local streets from 6:30pm

Season 60 Membership is Closed

Having reached capacity, membership for Season 60 (2023-2024) is now closed. If you are a non-member and would like to be added to the membership waiting list for next season (2024-2025), please email us at with your name, address and telephone number; alternatively, email us via the Contact Us section of the website.

Seasonal membership has been held at £40 for the 19 films (the 1999 price), an equivalent of £2.11 per film. For full-time students, membership was offered at the concessionary rate of £25.

Non-Member Tickets:

60 non-member tickets will be available to purchase for all individual screenings in Season 60. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office: online at, by telephone 020 8240 2399 or in person. To ensure that you secure a ticket and avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend early pre-booking via The Exchange once tickets become available for sale.

Should any non-member tickets remain available on the night of screenings, these can be now be purchased solely from The Exchange’s box office on the ground floor. Purchases are now by contactless payments only - cash payments are no longer accepted.

Further Information

For further information about RFS and our current season of films, please see our website at

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Goodbye Mr Chips - An Opera

13/07/2024 at 18:30



A special screening of the highly regarded opera based upon the 1934 novella 'Goodbye Mr Chips.' Score and Libretto by the acclaimed composer Gordon Getty. Originally intended for the stage it was reimagined for film when the COVID pandemic struck. The film premiered in San Francisco in 2022 to excellent reviews and stars world renowned tenor Nathan Granner and internationally celebrated soprano Marnie Breckenridge. Goodbye, Mr. Chips tells the story of a teacher at Brookfield, an all-boys English boarding school to which “Chips” dedicates most of his adult life. The film chronicles Chips’ story of love, loss and learning over his decades-long tenure at Brookfield.

Additional Info

This is a ticket only event - A full supper will be served at 7pm and the film screened thereafter.

Doors 6:30 - Supper 7pm

Members £17 Guests £20

For tickets please contact Shirley Marsh 01275 331143