We welcome all visitors, new and old. We show films every other Saturday evening throughout the year. Doors open at 7pm and the programme starts 30 minutes later. We may ask late comers to wait at the rear until a suitable break occurs.
Entry is free for annual subscription holders and there's 50% off for active volunteers.
On-the-night visitors are always welcome - entry is just £5, cash or card. Advanced bookers will have the largest seating options.
On Saturdays we start with a short entertainment related to the main feature - this is often a 20 minute short film or live entertainment that complements the theme of the main film and gives us something to discuss for those who like to join our Zoom discussion group after the film.
Since 2016 (see our history) we have offered a special greeting for those who come dressed in costume related to the film, but all are welcome. Our volunteers run a licenced bar before the show and during the interval serving tea, coffee, soft drinks, ice cream, baked snacks themed to tie in with the main film, wines and beers.
The post film discussion group is highly recommended for those who can stay as usually some see aspects of the film that many miss. It is typically led by someone who has been at a previous discussion group and all are encouraged to join in although some visitors prefer to remain silent, absorbing the insights.
Our hall has air conditioned temperature control, independent ventillation to replace stale air with fresh, and has facilities for those with disabilities. We offer free transport for locals unable to reach us under their own steam, and maintain an induction loop for those with hearing difficulties.
All films are screened in 4K resolution where media permits with 7 surround sound speakers onto our 4 metre wide screen. We have padded seating with enough room for 100 chairs.
Our hall has off-road car parking for about 20 considerate drivers and we are just 200 metres from the bus 281 stop at Rusthall High Street. See the map here.
The programme of films is chosen by popular vote as described here. Enhanced voting rights and discounted entry are given to volunteers as a token of thanks; anyone thinking of helping in this way should see our volunteers page.