Chester Film Society – 50th Anniversary Season 22/23

Celebrating with the best of contemporary and independent world cinema Running from
Last event: Thursday 30 March at 7.30pm
  • £7 pay on the door
  • Garret Theatre

Chester Film Society offers the people of Chester and surrounding areas the chance to see some of the finer films of world cinema in a relaxing and appreciative atmosphere.

Our programme provides a selection of new releases and classics, with varying themes and genres, many of which have bypassed the North West of England, but always chosen to interest, intrigue and entertain. ·

15 September 2022 – Sound of Metal
22 September 2022 – Petite Maman
6 October 2022 – Quo Vadis, Aida?
13 October – Swan Song 
3 November 2022 – Lamb
24 November 2022 – Master Cheng
1 December 2022 – Belle
12 January 2023 – Nae Pasaran!
26 January 2023 – Dear Tenant
9 February 2023 – Here We Are
16 March 2023 – Who You Think I Am
30 March 2023 – Hope

Non-members are welcome to attend any film. Tickets on the door will be available at £7 per film or £4 for Under 25s. Card payment only, please. There is no need to book tickets in advance, but we give priority to seating Chester Film Society Members, then subject to available seats will start admitting Guests. We’ve always had capacity in the past. For more details on membership, see our website.

Activities Paper Recycling Workshop
Garret Bar

Create your very own piece of recycled paper out of waste alongside our Young Leaders, as part of The Great Big Green Week!

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Activities The Great Big Green Week Activities
The Kitchen

Join us in celebrating The Great Big Green Week with colouring in sheets, a Wordsearch and a Treasure Hunt around Storyhouse!

Cinema My Fairy Troublemaker (U)

1 hr 20 | A colourful animation about a cheeky fairy named Violetta who gets lost in the human world.

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – Shakespeare’s Magical Thinking by Dr Graham Atkin
Garret Theatre

In this lunchtime lecture, Dr Graham Atkin explores how Shakespeare ‘bodies forth the forms of things unknown’ in his much-loved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Cinema Young Soul Rebels (18)

1 hr 40 | A convincing picture of late 70s London, youth culture meets identity politics in this part-thriller, part-gay love story set days before the Queen’s Silver Jubilee

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Activities Makaton Storytime
Grosvenor Park

Join Julie from Cheshire West Libraries in the park for a Makaton friendly storytime. We will be adding simple Makaton signs to a selection of our favourite picture books.

Cinema Champions (12A)
Sat 10.30am; Sun 10.30am

2 hrs 4 | AD | A former minor-league basketball coach receives a court order to manage a team of young players with learning disabilities.

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Activities Tanks on the Streets: The Uprising of 17 June 1953 in East Germany
Book Pod

An exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first uprising in the Eastern Bloc curated by Dr Richard Millington and Steph Coathupe. The exhibition tells the story of the uprising and presents work inspired by the events of 17 June 1953.

On Stage You’re Bard!
Storyhouse Theatre

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen. Four actors. Four Shakespeare shows. Endless possibilities. You – the audience – decide everything.

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On Stage The King of Nothing
Garret Theatre

MONSTRO Theatre’s new show The King of Nothing is an anarchic piece of musical puppet theatre inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Emperor’s New Clothes.  

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