Bringing contemporary world and independent cinema to Rochester


About Rochester Film Society

We are a not-for-profit film society run by a group of volunteers, screening films not usually shown at local cinemas – Contemporary independent British, American and world cinema as well as documentaries, avant garde and experimental films.

A member of the British Federation of Film Societies, we operate in an open and democratic way, with programming and other decisions made collectively.

Currently we screen world and European cinema and British and American Independent films and also classic French cinema every alternative Tuesday evening at the ‘Rochester Picture Palace’ (held at the Huguenot Museum, above the visitor centre in Rochester High Street), as well as children’s cinema on Saturday mornings at the same venue. There are usually introductions to the films and the option to take part in an informal post-screening chat, where thoughts on the films are shared over a drink.

We have also staged pop-up events at the Nucleus Gallery in Rochester, the Historic Dockyard and on the Edith May barge and have had a number of successful Q&A events with directors, writers and actors from the films we show.

Our ambition for the future is to create a permanent home for alternative cinema in Rochester.

If you’d like to find out more, or to get involved, please contact us using our contact form.

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If you have any comments or queries, please contact us via the form below.

We always need additional hands for marketing and to help out on the night, so if you’d like to join a great bunch of like-minded people, please get in touch.

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    Rochester Picture Palace
    The Huguenot Museum
    95 High Street
    ME1 1LX



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