Richmond Film Society

  • Description

    Richmond Film Society was formed in 1963 and has since screened well over 800 films. Our objective is to bring our community the very best in World Cinema. Our seasons run from September to June and attract an aggregate audience of over 4,500 attendees.

    Films are shown at 8.00pm sharp on alternate Tuesdays (no trailers and no ads) and are screened at The Exchange. On screening nights, the Bar is open from 7.00pm and remains open after the film. Drinks can be taken into the auditorium and coffee, tea and snacks are also available. Film notes are provided for each screening and audience feedback is obtained via response slips.

    See http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk for full details of our Season 58 programme.

    Our Venue



    We have 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 285-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 110, 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 58 Membership is Closed

    Owing to renewals from the vast majority of our existing members and a number of new joiners, our membership cap of 250 has now been reached. Accordingly, we are not in a position to offer any further memberships for Season 58.

    For our 58th season, we held the price of membership at £40 (the 1998 fee), which equates to £2.11 per film. For full-time students, membership is offered at the concessionary rate of £25 for the season. 

    We hope to make non-member tickets available to purchase for individual screenings from mid-November (see below).

    Non-Member Tickets

    Notwithstanding the gradual nationwide relaxation of COVID restrictions, we are limiting access to the first five screenings of the season to members only. We hope to make non-member tickets available for the 23 November and subsequent screenings, depending upon how the pandemic develops but the position is uncertain at present. Further updates will follow and we very much look forward to welcoming non-members back to The Exchange.

    When they do become available, non-member tickets will remain at £5 (full-time students £3). Subject to availability, tickets can be purchased in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office – by telephone on 020 8240 2399 or online http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events

    Further Information

    For further information about RFS, our current season of films and membership for Season 57, please see our website at http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk

    You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RichmondFilmSociety/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Richmond_Film

    • Address:

    • The Exchange
    •  75 London Road
    • Twickenham
    • Middlesex
    • TW1 1BE

Screenings

'Transit' (Germany)
28-09-2021 At 20:00

Additional info

20:00 - 21:45
This is a 'members only' screening, although it is hoped that non-member tickets (£5) will be available from mid-November. For further information about RFS and our 19-film programme of films, please see our website at http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk
  • Synopsis

    An acclaimed German drama written and directed by RFS favourite, Christian Petzold, whose earlier features 'Barbara' and 'Phoenix' were screened in Seasons 51 and 53 respectively. Based upon a 1944 novel of the same name and set in the present, the film follows a political refugee who impersonates a dead writer in an attempt to escape a fascist state in occupied France. As he does so, he finds himself falling in love with the wife of the man whose identity he has assumed.

‘Woman At War’ (Iceland)
12-10-2021 At 20:00

Additional info

20:00 - 21:45
This is a 'members only' screening, although it is hoped that non-member tickets (£5) will be available from mid-November. For further information about RFS and our programme of films, please see our website at http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk
  • Synopsis

    An environmental activist wages her own private war against an industrial threat to Iceland’s remote parts. The heroine’s single-minded and bold crusade is, however, given an unexpected jolt and she is faced with a hard choice. A political and eco-action thriller with comedic and surreal overtones.

‘Elena’ (Russia)
26-10-2021 At 20:00

Additional info

20:00 - 22:00
This is a 'members only' screening, although it is hoped that non-member tickets (£5) will be available from mid-November. For further information about RFS and our 19-film programme of films, please see our website at http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk
  • Synopsis

    When Elena, a dutiful wife, discovers that her ailing husband intends to leave his considerable wealth to his daughter from an earlier marriage, she has to reassess how to help her feckless son and his family.