The Walton & Weybridge Film Society

The Walton & Weybridge Film Society

The Walton &  Weybridge Film Society  is one of the oldest film societies in the UK.

During the winter of 1963/64 a group of local residents were stimulated into forming a film society

in the area. There was a common interest in world cinema and also a wish to offer the people of

Walton and Weybridge an opportunity to further their knowledge and enjoyment of films not

readily available at that time outside the West End of London.

The first experimental season of three films was shown in the Spring of 1964, with a full-length

season mounted from September of that year. A total of 70 members joined. From 1968/69 to

1992/93 meetings were held in the Lecture Hall of Weybridge Library, and membership numbers

regularly exceeded 100.

From September, 1993, W&WFS secured the exclusive use of a cinema screen at the then

Screen at Walton, which offered higher standards of comfort, projection and sound equipment.

Membership was capped at 155, and there was a waiting list.

With the upgrade to their seating in July 2012 and subsequent adoption of the venue by the

Everyman Cinemas chain, the capacity was reduced by more than half, which made continuation

there uneconomic.

After a two-year transfer to the Performance Hall of Cleves School, Weybridge, the society

moved to the current venue at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton-on- Thames.

With high quality projection and sound provided by Pro Screens, comfortable banked seating and

the use of a bar/café area, W&WFS continues to offer a great programme of highly acclaimed

international films.

Our new season begins in September 2017. Check out the W&WFS website at

http://www.wawfs.com/default.htm to see more about previous programmes, contact details, and

(very soon) the new season for films for 2017/18.

Our Film Society meets at the performance hall at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton-on-Thames, usually commencing at 8pm (times shown on programme page).

The full address is: Hurst Grove, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 1AT
Hurst Grove is off Hepworth Way (A3050)