Watching films is not just for the cinema or your front room! For many people watching films with other people is all part of the expereince. Film Societies are a great way to see films in more local surroundings or unusual places or to be able to have a say about exactly what films you get to watch with others.
In recent years Bradford UNESCO City of Film has supported a range of new Community Cinemas to establish a regular programme. Due to Covid-19 all film screenings are currently suspended and we will advise when the full programme is about to resume.
There are already a number of community cinemas, film clubs and film societies in Bradford, with more, we hope on the way. Find out more about film societies for you below.
Bradford Community Cinema Information
Addingham Memorial Hall Film Society
Monthly film screenings at Addingham Memorial Hall
Black Film Club
Monthly screenings at Mary Seacole House, Park Lane, Bradford
Contact: Black Film Club
Clayton Community Cinema – Clayton Village Hall, Reva Syke Rd, Clayton, Bradford BD14 6QN
Established in 2017 with assistance from Bradford UNESCO City of Film, Clayton Community Cinema now runs a year round programme of screenings.Hosts
See their Facebook page for regular updates https://www.facebook.com/ClaytonCommunityCinema/
Highfield Food Cooperative – Community Cinema – Keighley
Hosts regular screenings of world cinema often themed around topics such as recycling, food waste, refugee communities etc
Greenmoor Community Cinema – Lidget Green, Bradford
Offering a season of family films throughout the year
Thornton Community Cinema – Thornton Community Centre
New community cinema recently established, showing films every month. For more information and showing times, see www.facebook.com/thorntoncommmunitycentre/
Ilkley Film Society
Presents an annual season of film showings to members providing a balance between recent, mainstream English-speaking films and art and international films.
Films are screened at Ilkley Playhouse on Weston Road, usually on Sunday evenings at 8.00 pm.
Keighley Film Club
Keighley Film Club is a collective of film enthusiasts and film fans in and around the Airedale area. We decided to organise a club with the intention of holding at least one screening each month. Initially we were based at the Arts Exchange and Central Hall on Alice Street in Keighley, but we have since formed a partnership and friendship with Northern Morris Cinemas to move our screenings to the Keighley Picture House (http://keighley.nm-cinemas.co.uk/) on North Street. Our remit includes social documentaries, arthouse and independent films though we do screen more popular films that may not otherwise be screened locally.
See here for more details https://keighleyfilmclub.com/
Kala Sangam have joined forces with Reel Solutions to bring the best of world cinema to Bradford. Taking place on the last Tuesday of every month, the C.U.L.T film night looks to present stories from around the globe.
Shipley Film Society
Ongoing screenings at the Kirkgate Centre, Shipley
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