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.

We love to welcome new members - you can now join and pay online - use the button below to visit the signup page. Alternatively, click here to do things the old-fashioned way.

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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 2019/20 season will be our 62nd! 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

We are sorry to inform you that due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic there will not be a Dorchester Film Society Season screening films at the Corn Exchange or the Odeon in 2020/21.

We are investigating the possibility of an online season. Please check back for further updates.


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 - you can now join and pay online - use the button below to visit the signup page.

Join the Society Online

If you'd prefer to do things the old fashioned way, please fill in your details and we'll be in touch very soon.


This season 12 films will be shown in the Corn Exchange and 6 will be shown at the Odeon. Prices are £55 for all 18 films, £36 Corn Exchange only and £25 Odeon only.

Prices for under-25s are £25, £18 & £12 respectively. Guest tickets cost £5 per film and are subject to availablity.