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.

Whangarei Film Society 2022 season:

We are delighted to have resumed our film nights from Thursday 7 April. Films screen @ 6pm and 8pm, March – November. 

Please note, as we hire our venue from the Whangarei District Council, we are obligated to follow their guidelines and that of the Ministry of Health regarding the COVID Traffic light settings. Currently, we are following the ORANGE LIGHT SETTINGS

  • You are encouraged to wear a face mask when in the Forum North venue to protect yourself and others. 
  • Please continue to show kindness by practicing social distancing, where practicable, especially around the bar and food areas on the mezzanine floor during our film nights. 

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 2022 are mostly in the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre.

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 $25 fee to the Secretary on the Membership desk.

For general enquiries, refer to the Contact page.


Upcoming Films

Film Title Screening Date
THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS » 12th & 19th May
THE SKIN OF OTHERS » 19th & 26th May
THE ROSE MAKER » 26th May & 2nd June
Breaking Bread » 2nd & 9th June