Region: North East Wales
New Dot Cinema
A welcoming community cinema in the heart of Llangollen aims to entertain and inspire audiences across the rural Dee Valley with a selection of the best of British, independent, archive, documentary, arthouse and world cinema. They’re rebuilding following the pandemic, with crucial social opportunities for their older groups and a more accessible website to support online ticket purchases for their more vulnerable audience members. Films look set to include Korean America family drama Minari (2020) and Welsh independent film La Cha Cha (2021).
Region: North West Wales
Occasional Cinema is a film society run by volunteers from the Mill Bistro, Seiont, Caernarfon and a new venue coming soon. Films are generally shown monthly from September to March with some special events. They’re planning to re-launch the cinema in November with films such as Honeyland (2019), Looking for Oum Kulthum (2019) and The Heiresses (2018).
Region: Mid Wales
An independent community cinema run by volunteers with a passion for film. They have been screening contemporary global cinema for over 40 years and are based at the Presteigne’s Assembly Rooms in Powys. Their autumn season is online now and includes the multi award winning Rocks (2020) and acclaimed debut feature from English-Pakistani film-maker Aleem Khan, After Love (2020).
Brecon Film Society
The Society shows 10 films a year on the first Monday of the month from September to June at the Brecon Coliseum. As Covid interrupted their 2020 film season, they’re offering three free films to society members this autumn. Upcoming films include The Toll (2021), Ida (2013) and Tove (2020), to coincide with Brecon’s Women’s Festival (TBC). They also hope to show Welsh classic Coming Up Roses/ Rhosyn a Rhith in spring, with a pre-film interview with the lead actor Dafydd Hywel.
Flicks in the Sticks
As the touring cinema branch of Arts Alive, Flicks take big screen films to rural communities where access to the cinema is severely limited. Flicks offers communities access to great films on their doorstep, at affordable prices and in a friendly and familiar atmosphere. Welsh venues launching their film programmes this autumn include Knighton Community Cinema, Welshpool Assembly Room and Pavillion Mid Wales in Llandrindod.
Flicks and FHW will work together to curate a menu of Welsh films available to participating venues including Dream Horse (2021).
Region: South East Wales
Llancarfan Community Cinema
A non-profit, volunteer-run film club serving the village of Llancarfan and surrounding area. Monthly film screenings run by the community, for the community; a chance for local people (and anyone else who’s passing) to gather together and take pleasure in the very best that cinema has to offer. They will be running a screening bi-monthly with films from Moviola.
Cinema & Co Swansea
A unique indie film house with 56 seat cinema and gallery space based on Swansea high street. They’re all about watching great films in good company, often showcasing work from young, local filmmakers alongside various creative outreach schemes. They’re planning a series of Welsh language films in partnership with Menter Iaith Abertawe, designed to welcome audiences back through a celebration of Welsh culture, with Q&A’s, live music and vox pops.
Region: South West Wales
Sinema Sadwrn is a volunteer run community cinema showing quality films each month at Llansadwrn Reading Room in Carmarthenshire and occasionally The Sexton Arms, Llansadwrn. Between now and 31st March 2022 they have 4 British independent or international films on offer including Oscar winning Nomadland (2020).
Fishguard Film Society
Established over twenty-five years ago, the society aims to offer international and arthouse films in a relaxed environment. They are based at Theatr Gwaun, a community owned and run cinema located in the heart of rural Pembrokeshire. Coming up this season, they have Oscar winning Minari (2020), La Vérité (2019) and a special night of short films celebrating iconic British Directors.
Region: South Wales
Brynamman Public Hall
With its origins in the 1920s, bringing tip up seats upholstered in old gold corduroy, the Hall is run by a passionate team and committee of volunteers. With their over 60’s silver screen groups in mind, they are presenting a series of Welsh films designed to make their audience feel at home as they return. Films are set to include The Toll (2021) and Men Who Sing (2021) TBC.