It felt like Teignmouth had been waiting a long time for a film society. In January 2007, a small group put up notices around the town and nearby villages asking for contact from anyone who would be interested in attending screenings. We were overwhelmed by the positive response. It took a while, but eventually with the help of Teignmouth Community School, the British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) and a keen and excited committee, we were ready to go.
Our first film and trial screening – Pan’s Labyrinth – was shown on 30th November 2007 with over 150 people attending. At this point, we realised our potential!
Since then, we have been growing in membership and going from strength to strength.
Our aim is to bring the best of British, Independent and Foreign films to the screen, and return the joy of cinema to the people of Teignmouth and the surrounding area.
The screenings are held in a comfortable and friendly environment and at an affordable price. Refreshments are available before each screening with the doors opening at 7.00pm. Screenings begin at 8.00pm.
We are a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. Whenever possible we source our refreshments from local, ethical and fairtrade suppliers.
Films are hired on DVD format for public showing from official distributors. The Society is supported by local sponsors and is a member of the British Federation of Film Societies. We encourage active involvement and welcome any comments.
You can join Teignmouth Film Society from this site and an application form can be downloaded here. Prices are on the Membership page. Membership is also available to buy at each screening.
Screenings are also open to non-members. Entry for individual screenings is £5 (£4 for concessions – unwaged or low income & on receipt of benefits). Children under 16 can attend suitable films for free when accompanied by an adult.
We look forward to seeing you at a film screening soon. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org