The Wellington Film Society is open to everyone.  Most screenings are open to members only, and Censor’s ratings apply.
Membership gives you free entry to all our screenings. New members can join at any time of the year, with membership running for 12 months from the month of joining.

Screenings are in the Grand at the Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, at 6.15 pm on Monday. Membership costs just $120 yearly, with Discounted and Youth membership even less.  And you can try a Three-Film Sampler and upgrade to full membership later.

New memberships sales paused

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 from watching films on the big screen, we have now had two screenings where we have not been able to accommodate everyone who came to see the film.

We hate turning people away. As a result, the WFS Committee has decided to pause all new memberships, both annual and 3-Film Sampler, until further notice. 

Current Members can still renew

Current members will still be able to renew their memberships when they become due, and current 3-Film Sampler holders can upgrade to an annual membership, as promised when the 3-Film Sampler was purchased. Read more here…

Membership Options


Full membership offers unlimited entry to the film season
and offers other benefits including:​

  • Discounts at the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF)
  • Free entry to any other New Zealand Film Society screenings nationwide
  • Discounts at some local cinemas
  • Free admission for a guest to any one screening

There are three price levels available for a Full-Year Membership:

Individual$120Open to everyone
Discounted$110Available to full-time students, senior citizens and registered beneficiaries (with ID), members of WIFT
Youth$50Available if you are 16 years or under.  (A few films may be classified as only available to those over the age of 16 and so if you qualify for this membership, you will not be able to view these)


This limited membership gives access to any three films for twelve months from joining.

  • It is valid for 12 months, and only for the person named on the card 
  • It does not qualify for discounts at the New Zealand International Film Festival or other concessions.
  • It can be upgraded to a full-year membership by paying the price difference. The expiry date of the full membership will be that of the original 3-Film Sampler. 
  • Lost 3 Film Sampler cards cannot be replaced. 
Three Film Sampler$40Open to everyone

Terms and Conditions

  • New members can join at any time of the year, with membership running for 12 months from the month of joining.
  • All prices quoted (website and application form) are in NZ dollars.
  • There is no refund for a cancelled membership.
  • Memberships are non-transferable.