St Leonard's Film Society is a volunteer-led organisation committed to the idea of cinema for all. It is our aim to show good quality films at fair prices in easily accessible venues. There is lots more information about the organisation contained within the pages of this site, so have a look around. To get back to this Homepage just click our banner at the top of the page.




Our current film season is packed full of great films from around the world. Kicking us off is the beautiful, I AM SLAVE, a film based on real-life events.



Many of you will know that we had hoped to try and purchase the old Brookers Builders Merchants on Norman Road, formerly the Curzon Cinema (see pic below). Hidden away at the back of the shop is the original cinema auditorium which we had hoped to turn back into a state-of-the-art independent cinema.



Unfortunately, for us, the building was purchased by someone else, but the new owner recently informed us that the old auditorium will indeed be renovated and turned back into a cinema. Apparently the proprietor of the Russian art gallery (Norman Rd) is planning to take over the lease and have some friends from NYC run the cinema operation. So, although we were unable to get the space, St Leonards will once again have an official cinema!



License restrictions mean that we are not permitted to advertise some of our Kids' Club films online, so if you want to know what fab films/events we have scheduled then check out our Facebook page, or subscribe to our mailing list (details below).



We currently have 3 large projection screens for both indoor and outdoor (see photo) events. Our AV equipment is capable of performing for up to 350 people and we also have superb HD projectors (one with 3D) that are available for hire at very reasonable rates.

Our efforts to make film more accessible means we are able to offer a mobile service using our smaller, more portable equipment and we can also arrange private screenings at our current venues.

So if you are an organisation / individual interested in organising an outdoor/indoor screening please contact our friendly team of volunteers at:




We are extremely grateful to our small band of volunteers who regularly lend their time and energy to the St Leonards Film Society. Each year we require volunteers to employ their skills at our various screening venues, whether that's engaging with the public front-of-house, acting as 'roadies' with equipment set-up, web design, or helping out with a variety of administrative tasks. And this autumn we hope to run film-production workshops and offer an outdoor screening programme around our local community, so we're definitely going to require more assistance. If you think you can help us, or for more information, please email:


For regular updates about screenings/events send us an e-mail with the word "SUBSCRIBE" in the 'subject' line. Alternatively, keep an eye on this website and local listings, or check out our Facebook page.



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