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Director Christine Jeffs revisits Rain

By Harry Evans  On April 8th, the Wellington Film Society welcomed esteemed New Zealand director Christine Jeffs to introduce our screening of her 2001 film Rain.   Joining her in attendance were John Toon, the…

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Architecture and Design Film Festival

by Michael Donn The Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival breaks ground at the Embassy Theatre and Lighthouse Cinema (Cuba & Petone) from 16 May. Check out the programme on…

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Embassy Retro Classics Series

The Embassy has a knockout slate of retro screenings to celebrate its 100th birthday! Our home base, The Embassy Theatre, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024! This is an…

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Join our after-screening get together

Please join your fellow Film Society movie lovers next week, 25 March at the Welsh Dragon (across the street from the Embassy Theatre), right after the screening of Shiva Baby,…

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Annual General Meeting

The Wellington Film Society AGM will be held on the 25th March at 6:15pm prior to the screening of the film Shiva Baby You can read or download the copies…

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New memberships sales paused

My, how we’ve grown! In recent weeks, Wellington Film Society has enjoyed unprecedented membership growth. While we are thrilled so many Wellingtonians want to share in the magic that comes…

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Opportunity to join our team

As our AGM comes around, our thinking has turned to what skills we would love to add to the Wellington Film Society volunteer committee. With so many members in 2024,…

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A Full House for Opening Night

We opened our 2024 programme at the Embassy Theatre with a screening of “Barry Lyndon,” warmly received by a full and engaged audience. Almost 750 people experienced Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece…

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Can a period piece ever be truly ‘authentic’?

Stanley Kubrick’s well known obsession with authenticity is exemplified in our season opener Barry Lyndon.  It set WFS Vice President Johnny Crawford thinking about the ephemeral concept of ‘authenticity’ in other …

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Second selection of 2024 films

Last month we released our first selection of films that will screen in our 2024 Programme, starting on Monday 19 February. We have now added to that post the full…

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2023 Best Film Poll results

The votes have been counted, and The Wicker Man is your favourite film of 2023. It was a clear winner, but the poll again showed that our voters had many…

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Ryan O’Neal dies aged 82

He was remembered by many for his early career in the soap opera Peyton Place and his films such as Love Story, and for Paper Moon, where he starred opposite…

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First selection of 2024 films

We’re busy preparing our 2024 programme and look forward to sharing all the details with you in the new year. Here’s some of themes and titles that will follow on…

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Barry Lyndon to open 2024 programme

The Wellington Film Society is delighted to announce that Barry Lyndon will open our 2024 programme of cinema next year in Wellington’s Embassy Theatre. Released in 1975, Barry Lyndon is Stanley…

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End of Season Celebration

You are Invited to a Celebration of the Final Night of the 2023 Film Society Programme ! On 4 December 2023, right after our last screening of The African Queen,…

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Wellington Film Society on the airwaves

Wellington Film Society President, Harry Evans joined host Rosie Howells on RadioActive’s breakfast programme this Monday to discuss all things WFS! They discussed our 2024 programme including our screenings of The…

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Notice of Special General Meeting
The big screen in The Embassy Grand Theatre

Under Section 3-5 (d) of the Wellington Film Society Inc. Rules, you are invited to attend a Special General Meeting of the Wellington Film Society Inc., to be held: 6.15pm,…

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