Dorchester Film Society
Showing The Best Of World Cinema Since 1958

Dorchester Film Society has been showing the best of world cinema since 1958. Each season we show 18 interesting and highly acclaimed contemporary films.

To join the society online, paying using BACS, please click the button to go to our signup page. Alternatively, here to contact us about membership options.

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Every season we aim to show a variety of films that would not normally be screened in local commercial cinemas. The majority of these films are foreign-language with subtitles.

We are members of Cinema For All and the Cinema For All South West group.

Our first season was 1958/59 so the upcoming 2017/18 season will be our 60th! We currently have around 200 members and we always welcome more, so if you would like to join us please get in touch.

For more information about the society as well as price information, how to join and to order guest tickets please visit the About Us page.

Our Season

Thank you for supporting Dorchester Film Society. The 2018-19 season is now over and we are working on our new programme for next season. this should be on the website sometime in July.

After this you can renew your membership or join as a new member which can be done through the website. should you have any queries please use the contact form to get in touch.

Have a good summer! The DFS Team.


Our foreign language films are shown in Dorchester's Corn Exchange, North Square. We have an agreement with the Odeon Cinema in Dorchester to show 6 films per season - these films will normally be English-language films.

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We love to welcome new members - if you are interested in joining, please fill in your details and we'll be in touch very soon.

If you'd prefer you can now join online and pay using BACS - use the button below to visit the signup page.

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This season 12 films will be shown in the Corn Exchange and 6 will be shown at the Odeon. Prices are £50 for all 18 films, £34 Corn Exchange only and £18 Odeon only. Reduced prices (50% off) apply to under-25s. Guest tickets cost £4.50 per film and are subject to availablity.