New members’

special offer

Winchcombe Film Society is now open to new members and is offering a special deal for those joining at our November and December 2019 meetings. There’s no waiting list at present.

Membership costs just £24 for a full year of 13 films, shown normally on the last Friday evening of the month. But newcomers joining this year can also enjoy our November and December 2019 films free as well as all those up to December 2020. With no admission charge, that’s equivalent to just £1.60 per film.

And in addition, members can borrow any of our 130 DVDs absolutely free.

New: Free membership offer

Existing members can now get their annual subscription free if they introduce a new member who joins the society. So please tell your friends, relations and colleagues in sports clubs, parent associations and other organisations, and refer them to this website.

New: Enjoy a glass of wine before the show

Members can still enjoy free tea, coffee and biscuits from 7pm before the 7.30 screening, but we will now also be serving wine at just £1.50 a glass to make the occasion even more sociable.

We meet at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH, showing a broad range of movies, including new and foreign releases, and cinema classics. All, including those in English, are shown with sub-titles if available.

For upcoming films, go to the menu or click these links: WFS Programme 2019 and WFS Programme 2020 then scroll down.

It’s easy to make and meet friends at WFS. For more information or to contact us and receive a quick reply, go to the menu or click this quick link: Contact us then scroll down.

Your next film

Land of mine

Friday 29 November

1hr 40m, Cert 15

In post World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines by hand under the supervision of a tough Danish sergeant who gradually begins to appreciate their plight. The tension will have you on the edge of your seat. For a film trailer and more details, click here or on the title above.

The film will be preceded by short annual reports from the chairman and treasurer.

Coming soon

The man who

invented Christmas

Monday 16 December, 7 for 7.30pm

1hr 44m, Cert PG.

In 1843 Charles Dickens is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, he decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. The story became ‘A Christmas Carol,’ a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas. Starring Dan Stevens as Dickens and Chriistopher Plummer as Scrooge.

Click here to see more details and a video trailer.


A reasonable turnout for our October film considering the appalling weather. Unusually we were unable to show sub-titles due to a technical hitch, but the dialogue was remarkably clear, thanks to John David Washington in the title-role.

You liked the film, with its resonances from the 1970s to today’s America, judging by a vote of 29 good, 4 OK and no poor – an overall WFS rating of 93%.