April 14 2020: Following the announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that those of us outside Auckland will remain in Alert Level Two we wish to advise that Wellington Film Society screenings are now suspended. At this alert level gatherings are restricted to 100 people and physical distancing applies. This suspension will remain in place until we are back at Level One with no restrictions placed on gatherings.

Membership of the Wellington Film Society enables you to see a range of world cinema you won’t see on the big screen anywhere else.  Membership gives you free entry to all our screenings.

Take me to the join-up form!

Our full year membership runs for twelve months from joining.  All full year members also qualify for generous discounts at the New Zealand International Film Festival in July/August, as well as discounts at Wellington cinemas and Aro Video.

Benefits for full year members

  • Discounts off each full priced ticket at the New Zealand International Film Festival
  • Discounts at most other Film Festivals
  • Present your card at any Wellington cinemas, The Penthouse (Monday to Thursday) The Roxy in Miramar, and Lighthouse Cinemas and qualify for the student rate discount.
  • Also present your card at Aro Video for discounts off 10-Trip Cards and Seasonal Subscriptions.
  • Free admission at any other New Zealand film society screening
  • A weekly e-newsletter
  • Bring-a-buddy: Introduce a friend to the Film Society. Free admission to a friend – once a year per membership card.
  • Existing members introducing a new full member to join the Film Society will receive a $10 discount coupon redeemable when renewing their own subscription.

Screenings are in the Grand at the Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, 6.15pm Mondays from 2 March to the end of November. The schedule is on the Wellington Film Society website here.

That’s 33 screenings for less than $4 a movie – just $120 yearly, with discount and Youth membership even less.  And you can try a Three-Film Sampler and upgrade to a full membership later.

Go to the join-up form