We welcome all visitors, new and old. We show films every other Saturday and one Sunday a month throughout the year. Doors open at 7pm on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays, 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 active volunteers.
On-the-night visitors are always welcome - entry is just £5, cash or card.
(There is no advanced booking - first come, first choice of seat location.)
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 stay behind after the main film for 30 minutes of debate.
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, 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 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 136 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 free entry are given to volunteers as a token of thanks; anyone thinking of helping in this way should see our volunteers page.