Autumn & Spring Season

West Side Story

8th Jun

7.30pm

West Side Story

2 hours 30 mins Cert. 12A (USA – 2021)

Director Steven Spielberg’s colourful and spectacular adaptation of the classic 1957 musical of the same name. Exploring forbidden love and rivalry between the Puerto Rican Jets and the ‘American’ Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds on the harsh streets of the upper west side. Includes the classic songs – ‘America’, ‘Tonight’, and ‘Somewhere’.

Non members tickets £5.50

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King Richard

6th Jul

7.30pm

King Richard

2 hours 24 mins Cert. 12A (USA – 2021)

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen, 78-page plan, Richard Williams (Will Smith) is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into the history books. Training on tennis courts in Compton, California, Richard shapes the girls’ unyielding commitment and keen intuition. Together, the family defies seemingly insurmountable odds and the prevailing expectations laid before them.

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You Cant Get There

1 hour 35 mins Cert. 12A (Some Subtitles) (UK -2021)

Made by a local filmmaker, this documentary follows four friends as they undertake the Plymouth to Dakar Challenge in two old Mercedes vans, and arrange to transport prosthetic limbs for a Bristol based charity to a clinic for amputees in Gambia. Along the way they meet Saharawi ‘dissidents’ in the Western Sahara who expose their oppression during the thirty year conflict with Morocco. Struggling to get to their destination, the team join up with two adventurers in a fire engine and a crazy Frenchman while crossing the minefields in the Sahara Desert. The evening includes a Q&A session afterwards with the director.

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Belfast

17th Aug

7.30pm

Belfast

1 hour 35 mins Cert. 12A (UK -2021)
An all star cast lead this coming-of-age film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on true life events from his childhood. It chronicles the life of a Belfast working class family from the perspective of their nine-year-old son, Buddy during the late 1960s ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland.
(Filmed in Black and White)

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About Us

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

West Side Story

8th Jun

7.30pm

West Side Story

2 hours 30 mins Cert. 12A (USA – 2021)

Director Steven Spielberg’s colourful and spectacular adaptation of the classic 1957 musical of the same name. Exploring forbidden love and rivalry between the Puerto Rican Jets and the ‘American’ Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds on the harsh streets of the upper west side. Includes the classic songs – ‘America’, ‘Tonight’, and ‘Somewhere’.

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.

View Our Covid Policy

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  • To Become a Member call 01985 219024
  • Films are shown on Wednesdays 7.30pm
  • The society reserves the right to substitute alternative titles in exceptional circumstances