Harrogate Film Society

  • Description

    Having started in 1955, Harrogate Film Society is run by a group of film enthusiasts in an informal and welcoming atmosphere. Our core programme of 15 films starts in September each year running through to April. Our focus is on bringing you critically acclaimed and diverse films from all over the world. Entertaining, thoughtful, sometimes unusual and stimulating, many rarely screened in the UK.
    Screening the films at the Odeon allows us to offer members and guests the full cinematic experience, including surround sound and comfortable seating (though it costs slightly more than cheaper venues as we hire the screens on a private hire basis and source the licenses and films ourselves).

    As well as our core season, we put on themed events such as classic cinema, a music season, art films and ad hoc special events such as charity screenings.

    Capacity for each film varies as we sometimes hire the smaller screens for our special events though our core season films are always shown in one of the larger screens.

    • Address:

    • Harrogate Odeon
    • East Parade
    • Harrogate
    • North Yorkshire
    • HG1 5LB

Screenings

A Bunch of Amateurs
24-04-2024 At 19:00

Additional info

https://www.harrogatefilmsociety.org/event-details/a-bunch-of-amateurs Your ticket price will include tea/coffee and biscuits and free entry into a draw for 4 complimentary tickets to the Odeon. A small processing fee will be applied to all tickets. These can be purchased online or will be available on the door if not sold out - (contactless payments only please, we are not taking cash this season). The film will be followed by a Q&A with The Producer, The Director and some of the cast. Please note that doors open at 6.30pm but the film will start at 7pm. All seating is unreserved so grab a seat wherever you like. Parking is free after 6pm for all Odeon cinema-goers but you MUST display a voucher obtained from the Odeon lobby. There are several wheelchair spaces available in Screen 5 but you must get in touch with the society to reserve a space, if required. Email us - contact.harrogatefilmsociety@gmail.com
  • Synopsis

    a bunch of amateurs - Special Fund-Raising Event for Wellspring Therapy & Training, Starbeck and Harrogate Mind - supported by Harrogate Odeon and Harrogate Film Society. Documentary | 2022 | 95 mins | unclassified | Bradford Movie Makers is one of the oldest amateur filmmaking clubs in the world. Once a thriving community, these days the membership is dwindling and the group struggle to keep the wolf from the door. An award winning, “ breakthrough, hit, film”, about the members of Britain’s oldest filmmaking club. It is truly original, quietly hilarious, and totally inspiring. The film is a “joyous and heartbreaking celebration of film-making passion. The audience becomes quickly involved in the practical challenges facing the filmmakers, as well as the challenges of life, love and loss we all face. It is ultimately uplifting and pays testimony to the power of community, shared interests and deep and lasting friendship. The film will be followed by a Q&A with The Producer, The Director and some of the cast.

Riders of Justice
29-04-2024 At 19:00

Additional info

19:00 - 21:15
Riders of Justice | 2020 | Dir. Anders Thomas Jensen | Denmark | 15 | 116 mins | IMDb 7.5 | Subtitled Markus, a deployed military man, has to go home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. It seems to be plain bad luck - but it turns out that it might have been a carefully orchestrated assassination, which his wife ended up being a random casualty of. Riders Of Justice is salty, violent, transgressive, button-pushing, non-PC and laugh-out-loud funny at times – and when you’re not gasping or laughing, it’s only to wonder at the mind which pulled all of this together. This event is free for all Harrogate Film Society members. Guests are welcome and can buy tickets online or at the HFS desk in the Odeon lobby on the night. A small processing fee will be applied to all tickets. These can be purchased online here or will be available on the door - (contactless payments only please, we are not taking cash this season). Please note that doors open at 6.30pm but the film will start at 7pm. All seating is unreserved so grab a seat wherever you like. Parking is free after 6pm for all Odeon cinema-goers but you MUST display a voucher obtained from the Odeon lobby.
  • Synopsis

    Markus, a deployed military man, has to go home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. It seems to be plain bad luck - but it turns out that it might have been a carefully orchestrated assassination, which his wife ended up being a random casualty of.