Welcome to Wakefield Film Society

If you like films and you live in West Yorkshire — or even if you're just visiting — this is for you. We show a wide range of films of different genres and from around the world — non-mainstream films which are unlikely to be seen at a local cinema. There's no popcorn; no jumbo-sized drinks; no adverts and no trailers. Just good films shown in a friendly and welcoming environment. You can see the sort of films we show in our reviews section — just follow the links.

September the 30th, 2014 marks the start of our sixth season and we're delighted to be moving to a new permanent home at Unity Hall, which re-opens this September after a major restoration. All films this season are scheduled for 7:30 on a Tuesday evening. Admission is £5. (Our pricing and membership policy will be reviewed later in 2014.) Discounts are available for multiple screenings. You can pay at the door or buy tickets at the Unity Hall box office or web site. (A booking fee applies when buying tickets on-line). Refreshments and alcoholic drinks are available. For more information on Unity Hall follow the link.

Our first film this season was Le Weekend — "an anniversary weekend in Paris is the setting for a sophisticated and well-acted portrait of late-life struggles and long-term marriage" — starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum. This film comes from the writer-director partnership of Hanif Kureishi and Roger Michell, who also worked together on The Bhuddha of Suburbia, Venus (Peter O'Toole), and The Mother (Daniel Craig and Anne Reid). We don't say a lot about forthcoming films as we think it can spoil the enjoyment. You won't find any trailers on this website and you won't see any at our screenings. If you search on-line you can always find a trailer to watch — but we think that's daft as you'll already have seen all the best bits. And some trailers give away key plot details. No spoilers here.

You can find our full programme for the year and read our audience feedback by following the links on this blog.

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  1. Sunshine on Leith tomorrow night - Unity Works poster says 'doors 7.30'. Is that accurate? What time does the film actually start please?

  2. Irene, I'm sorry I didn't see your comment until today - Wednesday 29th. All our shows start at 7:30pm with doors open at 7. I'll check with the Unity Works people and ask them to show that in their posters. Sorry for any confusion. I hope you made it to the film and enjoyed it.

  3. I am sorry that my description of Calvary as a very black comedy was a little misleading...more a tragedy but I didn't want to give away the shock ending!