Autumn & Spring Season

Parasite

2 hour 12 minutes Cert. 15 (South Korea – 2019)

Best Film at last year’s Oscars. The Kims are a poor family living in a shabby, cramped basement apartment in a working class commercial district of Seoul. They perpetrate minor scams to get by and, even when they have jobs, they do the minimum work required. Ki-woo is the son who has dreams of getting out of poverty by one day going to university. Despite not having that education, he is chosen by his friend to take over his tutoring job at the home of The Parks, a wealthy family with a grand modernistic house. Ki-woo sees an opportunity for a grand scam, and plots to replace the staff with his own family members. How far will they go in their quest to become their version of the Parks. Contains some scenes of violence.

Non members tickets £5.50

  • Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.
  • There will be no social distancing in the auditorium, sit where you wish on the night.
  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory, and it will be at the discretion of film goers if they wish to wear their mask.
  • We will not need to take tracing contact details as we will have your details from your booking.
  • We will encourage hand sanitising. Subject to current Government regulations at the time of the film.

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Misbehaviour

3rd Nov

7.30pm

Misbehaviour

1 hours 45 minutes Cert. 12A (UK/France – 2020)

Based on true events, single mother Sally Alexander (Keira Knightley), struggles against sexist attitudes at her London university and is active in a women’s group. Eventually she meets up with Jo Robinson (Jessie Buckley), a radical feminist who lives in a commune. Together, with other like minded women, they hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World competition hosted by Bob Hope at the Royal Albert Hall. The result is unexpected and caused a sensation at the time.

Non members tickets £5.50

  • Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.
  • There will be no social distancing in the auditorium, sit where you wish on the night.
  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory, and it will be at the discretion of film goers if they wish to wear their mask.
  • We will not need to take tracing contact details as we will have your details from your booking.
  • We will encourage hand sanitising. Subject to current Government regulations at the time of the film.

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David Copperfied

2 hours Cert. PG (UK/USA – 2019)

A fresh, distinctive and fun take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece. The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character (Dev Patel) as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity. An all star cast.

Non members tickets £5.50

  • Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.
  • There will be no social distancing in the auditorium, sit where you wish on the night.
  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory, and it will be at the discretion of film goers if they wish to wear their mask.
  • We will not need to take tracing contact details as we will have your details from your booking.
  • We will encourage hand sanitising. Subject to current Government regulations at the time of the film.

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C’est La Vie

8th Dec

7.30pm

C’est La Vie!

2 hours – Cert. 15 – (France – 2017 – Subtitles)

Pierre is marrying Héléna and he wants his wedding party to be first rate. He has secured the services of Max Angély, a seasoned caterer, and the reception is to take place in a sumptuous 17th century castle. The rich, arrogant bridegroom demands that everything go according to plan. Max assures him that this will be the case, but what he fails to tell him is that his misfit team is not up to much. Can he save the day?

Non members tickets £5.50

  • Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.
  • There will be no social distancing in the auditorium, sit where you wish on the night.
  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory, and it will be at the discretion of film goers if they wish to wear their mask.
  • We will not need to take tracing contact details as we will have your details from your booking.
  • We will encourage hand sanitising. Subject to current Government regulations at the time of the film.

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The Father

12th Jan

7.30pm

The Father

1 hours 35 minutes Cert. 12A (UK/France – 2020)

Having scared off his last carer, Anthony, (Anthony Hopkins) an ailing, octogenarian gradually succumbing to dementia, feels abandoned when Anne, (Olivia Coleman) his daughter, tells him she’s moving to Paris. Confused and upset, against the backdrop of a warped perspective and his rapid, heart-rending mental decline, Anthony is starting to lose his grip on reality, struggling to navigate present and past. Now, as faded memories and glimpses of lucidity trigger sudden mood swings, Anthony’s surroundings, and even time itself become distorted. Hopkins deservedly won the best actor award at this year’s Oscars.

Non members tickets £5.50

  • Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.
  • There will be no social distancing in the auditorium, sit where you wish on the night.
  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory, and it will be at the discretion of film goers if they wish to wear their mask.
  • We will not need to take tracing contact details as we will have your details from your booking.
  • We will encourage hand sanitising. Subject to current Government regulations at the time of the film.

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The Last Bus

26th Jan

7.30pm

The Last Bus

1 hour 25 minutes – Cert. 15 (UK – 2021)

A heart-warming tale about Tom (Timothy Spall), a pensioner whose wife, Mary (Phyllis Logan), has just passed away. He travels all the way from from John O’Groats to Land’s End, using his free bus pass. and carries his wife’s ashes with him in a small suitcase. There he intends to scatter them at the place where they first met. Along the way, his adventures are recorded by the people he meets and helps, and by the end of his trip he has unwittingly become a social media celebrity.

Non members tickets £5.50

  • Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.
  • There will be no social distancing in the auditorium, sit where you wish on the night.
  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory, and it will be at the discretion of film goers if they wish to wear their mask.
  • We will not need to take tracing contact details as we will have your details from your booking.
  • We will encourage hand sanitising. Subject to current Government regulations at the time of the film.

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Dream Horse

16th Feb

7.30pm

Dream Horse

1 hour 50 minutes Cert. PG (UK- 2020)

The inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town Welsh bartender Jan Vokes (Toni Collette). With little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbours to chip in their meagre earnings to raise Dream in the hope that he can compete with the racing elite. The group’s investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks to race in the Welsh Grand National.

Non members tickets £5.50

  • Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.
  • There will be no social distancing in the auditorium, sit where you wish on the night.
  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory, and it will be at the discretion of film goers if they wish to wear their mask.
  • We will not need to take tracing contact details as we will have your details from your booking.
  • We will encourage hand sanitising. Subject to current Government regulations at the time of the film.

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Warminster & District Film Society shows films each month throughout the year. The Society is independent, we chose our own selection of titles, from recent releases to foreign films and take suggestions from our members.

Our year is split into two seasons – The Spring / Summer season runs from March to August. The Autumn / Winter season runs from September to February
By paying a membership fee of £18 each season, all attendance is then free at the door and membership guarantees a seat; there is no need to book, just turn up on the night with your membership card. Members then re-join after the final film of each season.

Non-members can also attend, by buying guest tickets at £5.50* per film.
However, these may be limited due to the capacity of the auditorium. Guest tickets for a film are available at the Athenaeum Box Office and from this website.
Any remaining guest tickets can also be bought on film night.

The Athenaeum, home of the Film Society, has excellent quality equipment; high definition projection and sound, plus a loop system for those who are hard of hearing. The ground floor of the auditorium is accessible to wheelchair users. A lift is available to assist access to the balcony stairs.

The Society is organised by a dedicated committee of members. We are always looking for volunteers to join the committee and help with the running of the Society.

* 50p of the ticket price is donated to the Athenaeum Restoration Fund


Next Film

Parasite

2 hour 12 minutes Cert. 15 (South Korea – 2019)

Best Film at last year’s Oscars. The Kims are a poor family living in a shabby, cramped basement apartment in a working class commercial district of Seoul. They perpetrate minor scams to get by and, even when they have jobs, they do the minimum work required. Ki-woo is the son who has dreams of getting out of poverty by one day going to university. Despite not having that education, he is chosen by his friend to take over his tutoring job at the home of The Parks, a wealthy family with a grand modernistic house. Ki-woo sees an opportunity for a grand scam, and plots to replace the staff with his own family members. How far will they go in their quest to become their version of the Parks. Contains some scenes of violence.

Non members tickets £5.50

  • Please note; A limited number of guest tickets for films are available in advance online or from the box office. If the advance tickets sell out, more tickets may be available on the door on the day.
  • There will be no social distancing in the auditorium, sit where you wish on the night.
  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory, and it will be at the discretion of film goers if they wish to wear their mask.
  • We will not need to take tracing contact details as we will have your details from your booking.
  • We will encourage hand sanitising. Subject to current Government regulations at the time of the film.

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  • Films are shown on Wednesdays 7.30pm
  • The society reserves the right to substitute alternative titles in exceptional circumstances