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 - over 500 members - and as a volunteer organisation we are well supported by our local community with audience numbers often over 100 people for our film sessions.

RE: COVID-19 & ALERT 2 situation … we are still in hiatus while the committee awaits further clarification of how we can operate under Level 2 from Forum North and the Ministry of Health. 

Under the revised LEVEL 2 conditions, we are allowed an audience of 100 people in the Forum North venues, as well as our patrons observing physical distance of 1.5 metres, and have a rigorous contact tracing system.

At this time, we are also not allowed to serve drinks or food. Once we have clarification of these requirements, we will update this site and send out an email.  

We consider your health, safety and wellbeing to be our foremost consideration. 
We greatly enjoy the sense of community and social nature of our film nights, in bringing people together to watch and enjoy films that transport us to so many places.
We are missing you and look forward to continuing our 2020 film season at a later date, so we can once again enjoy your company. We will keep you updated via email and by posting onto our website. 
Thank you for your support of the measures we are taking.
Noho ora mai, keep well
Kia kaha – Nga mihi
WFS Chair and committee


‘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 2020 will either be in the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre or the Exhibition Hall at Forum North on Rust Avenue due to venue availability.

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.

To join the WFS, you are welcome to print off a Membership Form and bring with you ( & $25 ) to any film night. Or, visit the Membership Desk on film nights.

For general enquiries, refer to the Contact page.