What sort of organization are you?
An independent, not-for-profit, non-political club, founded
in 2003, which introduces some of the best
films of all time to people in and around Wells. A small
committee, elected by the members runs the society.
Where can we see the films?
At the Wells Film Centre,
Princes Road, Wells, BA5 1TD. Opposite the car park by the
bus station, and next to Tesco. A real cinema,
family-run, with wide screen, up-to-the minute
digital projection, surround sound and comfortable,
Monday every 4 weeks, starting 17 September. That's 13 films
a year, as we do not stop for summer.
Who can join?
Anyone aged 15 or over. TWFS is non-discriminatory in terms
of race, religion, politics, sex, etc.
What does membership cost?
£48 for an adult member for the full year of 13 films,
reducing at various points for later joiners. So you could
see all films at about £3.69 each. Look at To
subscription rates are (a) student-friendly
- up to 13 films for a total of £10
offers incredible value - and (b) family-friendly, as a family
with more than one student does not have to pay for the second
How do I join?
Print the application form at To
Join, fill in, and post, enclosing cheque. You will
receive individual membership card(s).
What films do you show?
Films by the great directors: Hitchcock, Bergman, Renoir,
Truffaut, Fellini, Dreyer, Ray, Powell & Pressburger,
Buñuel, Ford, Kurosawa, Melville, Lang, Ozu, Welles
and many more
... from different genres: musicals, thrillers, Westerns,
romances, comedy, epic, noir, world-cinema, etc.
... in English, but also foreign languages with English
To give you an idea, we always keep on
this web site the full history of films that we've shown
- see Films
How can I find out TWFS’s future programme?
So far as it is known you can see it on the Home and
Future Events pages of this web site. We
try to keep at least 3-4 months ahead in our bookings with
At every TWFS film we hand out an A4 sheet of film notes and
news. It's much appreciated. All known future films will be
How do I find out the time of the next
Dates are advertised on this web site
and in the Wells Film Centre’s web site.
Times are more difficult, as the cinema
can finalize an evening’s schedule only when it knows
what films it will be showing, for how long, in which screen.
TWFS cannot dictate to the cinema, who do their utmost to
You can find out up to two weeks in advance from:
The Wells Film Centre’s website, www.wellsfilmcentre.co.uk.
Local papers: The Wells Journal and
related Somerset newspapers, published on Thursdays.
The cinema places a weekly advertisement in the “What’s
For those members on email TWFS sends out a brief
reminder, with times, 3-7 days before the film.
For those without the internet, it helps
if their friends will take a look for them.
You can phone the cinema during their opening hours -
How do I book to see a TWFS film?
You don't need to. Members can just turn up - but you must
bring your membership card.
Can I bring a guest or guests?
Yes, accompanied by a TWFS member. Each must pay the current
admission price at the cinema.
If I can't come ...?
You may lend your card to a friend. Be sure to get it back.
May I ask for films that I would like?
Of course! Give a short list to a member of the committee. No
promises, of course, as others ask too.
WE must, however, emphasise that the sort of
film we ask for is not on general release
at the time. That means that there may be no current
licence for public exhibition in a cinema - so we can't see
it. The film must also have been digitized, as the cinema
is right up to date and no longer has 35-mm projectors.
Another point ... At our AGM we hold a Member's
Choice ballot. The
winner can choose the TWFS film for May in the current
What’s the admission fee to a film?
Nothing at all for members, as your subscription covers it.
For guests, see above.
What if I want to join later in the year?
We reduce the subscription fro adult members at various points.
Again see To Join.
How can I help the Society to flourish?
If you are interested in joining the committee, contact any
committee member, or email us.
Persuade your friends and acquaintances to join.
If you have questions please