Welcome to Our World of Cinema!

Whangarei Film Society Inc. screens a varied programme of high quality films. These include international festival releases, award winning documentaries, dramas, avant-garde and historic films.

We are an independent not-for-profit film society, and proudly claim to be "the largest littlest film society in the land"! We have an annual subscription of over 500 members, and as a volunteer organisation we are well supported by our local community with audience numbers often over 100 people attending our film sessions.

Kia ora Members and Supporters of the WFS
We are delighted to have begun our 2023 film season. We have updated our schedule of films up to Thursday 29 June. Click the FILMS tab above to see more details of these films. 
NOTE: There are two nights – Thursday 15th and 22nd June – when there will not be able to hold our weekly film nights, due to no venue at Forum North being available.  Reminder notices will be sent in our weekly email. 

EMAILS 2023 – SOME MEMBERS NOT GETTING WEEKLY EMAILS:                                           Earlier this year, we changed our email provider from MailChimp to Vision6. It appears that some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as @xtra.co.nz have effective spam blockers built into their programming that are preventing our emails being received. To remedy this issue, we have changed our email address to bypass the whitelisting some ISPs have in place. 

This means you will receive the weekly email from us from either of the following addresses: 



Thank you to all those affected for your patience over this matter.

MEMBERSHIP 2023: At our February WFS committee meeting, we made the decision to increase the annual membership fee to $30.  The same membership benefits apply  – $10 ticket, free complimentary ticket on sign up and other advantages.
PAYMENT: You still have the option to pay directly into our bank account (see details below), or you may prefer to pay at our membership desk at your first film night.

Whangarei Film Society:

We are delighted to screen weekly film nights  @ 6pm and 8pm, March – November. We are located within Forum North, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei. Films are screened in the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre on the Mezzanine floor of Forum North. 

NOTE: There is a name and location error on the Google landing page citing a Whangarei Film Club at 30 Rust Ave. We have tried several times to remedy this error without success. See above, for the accurate details.

MEMBERSHIP payment of $30 to WFS bank account   

38-9012- 0474271-03

On Line 1 (particulars) please state your First Name,

on Line 2 (code) put your Last Name and ,,,

on Line 3 (reference) give your phone number.

Your 2023 membership card will be available to collect from the membership desk, aiong with your complimentary ticket, when you arrive at your first film night.

COVID-19: While the NZ government has eased restrictions, mask wearing and being socially distanced is still a welcome practise when attending our film nights. Please show courtesy to others and their health needs.

Thank you for supporting these guidelines. Noho ora mai.

 ‘Film Club’ at Forum North is the spot where film lovers gather for a drink and to meet friends before Thursday  screenings between March and November.  
Film screenings for 2023 will be held in the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Forum North venue, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei.

All residents and visitors to Whangarei are welcome at screenings. Cash & door sales only.

Tickets cost (per film) $10 for members & $15 for non-members. Cash is required (there is an ATM nearby at the BNZ, Rust Avenue).

To receive regular emails about Whangarei Film Society coming film events, fill in the box provided on these pages.

MEMBERSHIP: Already a member of the WFS? You can now pre-pay your membership online (details on our weekly mailout) OR you can pay at the Membership desk on film nights.

If you wish to become a member, you will need to fill out a membership form (name & contact etc details) and pay your $30 fee to the Secretary on the Membership desk.

For general enquiries, refer to the Contact page.


Upcoming Films

Film Title Screening Date
The Whale » 1st & 8th June
Blueback » 8th & 29th June
A Stitch in Time » 29th June & 6th July