About Us

The Malmesbury Film Society was started in 1999 to show entertaining films in a friendly local venue for everyone in Malmesbury and the surrounding villages. We are a small non-profit society with all funds used for film and room rental costs. We are members of the British Federation of Film Societies which supports local community cinema groups.


We show a wide range of engaging films - classics new and old, domestic and foreign. We aim to present unique and memorable films that you would not typically see at the bigger cinemas. About half of our showing are sub-titled foreign language films that you might never have heard of but won't forget after seeing. We present a film during Malmesbury Carnival in August as well as a Christmas Classic in December.

Here are some of the films we've shown:

  • A Man Called Ove

  • The Florida Project

  • The Salesman

  • The Olive Tree

  • Letters from Baghdad

  • Toni Erdmann

  • In the Heat of the Night

  • I, Daniel Blake

  • North by Northwest

  • The Big Sleep


You can buy your ticket on the door for only £5 per film - no membership or booking is necessary. New people are always welcome. If this is your first film, just turn up a few minutes before the start time and find a seat.


Become a member and you only pay £20 for May to Dec 2022. The film society depends on membership support. As a member you keep the society running and you get the chance to see amazing films you wouldn't ordinarily consider going to. Just ask to join at the door.


All films are shown at St. Mary's Hall, a 17th century Grade II listed building used for community events. We have a large screen with a terrific sound system. The hall has disabled access.

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St Mary's Street, Malmesbury Wiltshire SN16 0BJ


Dates and Times

Films are shown the 3rd Sunday of every month - doors open at 7pm with the film starting at 7:30pm. See the home page for the list of upcoming films. Posters and reminders are sent out 1 week before the next film - so watch for them. And if you aren't on our mailing list yet, just click the button below to subscribe:


Contact Us

For any questions, please email info@malmesburyfilmsociety.org.uk - we also post updates on upcoming films on Facebook and Twitter.

Malmesbury Film Society

Privacy Policy



This privacy policy explains in detail the types of personal data the Malmesbury Film Society (MFS) may collect about you, and how we store and use that data in order to keep it safe and comply with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 



The legal basis we rely on to process information


The law on data protection sets out a number of different reasons for which a we may collect and process your personal data.   

If you are a member, we rely on Legitimate Interest in order to process your personal data. Legitimate Interest means that since you became a member you would reasonably expect us to use your data to manage your membership status and benefits and to update you on information related to your membership, and to receive news and event information related to the society.

To send you news and information related to the society, we rely on Consent. Consent is given when you 'opt-in' to subscribe to our email list or become a member.  



When do we collect your personal data?


We collect your personal data when you: 

  • Fill in a membership form

  • Make a membership payment

  • Subscribe to our mailing list

  • Send us an email

  • Visit our website

  • Attend a film

  • Volunteer

We only collect information directly from you.  We do not collect information from third parties.


What personal data do we collect?


When you fill in a membership form or make a membership payment we collect: 

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Membership start and end dates

  • Amount of payment


When you subscribe to our mailing list, email us or volunteer we collect: 

  • Name

  • Email address


When you visit our website we may collect or use the following information: 

  • IP address of your computer

  • Cookies - information used to know if you have visited previously

If you are a member and attend a film we record that you attended the film.



What is my personal data used for?


If you are a member, we use your data to record that you are a member and have paid, to ensure that you receive membership benefits such as not paying to attend the monthly films, to remind you when your membership is due for renewal, and to subscribe you to our mailing list. We record your attendance at films to track how many members and non-members attend and to evaluate the effectiveness of membership.  If you do not provide us your data we may not be able to provide you membership services.


When you subscribe to our mailing list or become a member we use your email address in order to send you news and information related to the society, including upcoming films. You can opt-out of the mailing list at any time without affecting your membership status.  Email deliveries are recorded and used to track the effectiveness of our list. When you email us, we may use your email address to respond. If you do not provide us your email address we will not be able to contact you and update you on information about the society.


When you visit our website we may use your IP address and cookies to generate statistics on how people are using our site. As we link to videos, YouTube may also collect your IP and use cookies.



How long do we hold your personal information?


Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we will only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. We will review the personal data we hold every year to establish whether we are still entitled to process it. If we determine that we are not entitled to do so, we will delete your personal data.


For example, if you opt-out or unsubscribe from our mailing list, we will delete your contact data from our mail list and you will no longer receive news and event emails from us.  This does not affect your membership.

For members, we delete your film attendance records after one year, and we will delete your membership data once you stop being a member.   This does not affect your subscription to our email list. 


Who else has access to the information you provide us?


We will never sell your personal data. We will not share your data with any third parties, except where required to do so by law, to manage your membership, or to stay in contact with you. For example, we use the MailChimp service to store and send to email addresses, we use the Gmail service to receive and send emails to you, and we may use Google for generating statistics on website visits.



How do we protect your personal data?


We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and security in order to protect your personal data from loss, misuse, or unauthorised alteration or destruction. Information may be held on paper or in an electronic form by committee members and by our service providers. Electronic information is password protected. We will notify you promptly in the event of any breach of your personal data.



What are my rights?


You have the right to:


  • Unsubscribe from receiving emails at any time - just click the unsubscribe link in our emails

  • Cancel your membership - contact us and request cancellation

  • Access your personal data

  • Be provided with information about how your personal data is processed

  • Have your personal data corrected when incorrect

  • Withdraw consent for us to use your personal data

  • Have your personal data deleted

  • Object to or restrict how your personal data is processed

  • Have your personal data transferred to another organization in certain circumstances


To ask any questions about this policy please contact us at info@malmesburyfilmsociety.org.uk or talk to us in person at any film event.  We may need to update this policy occasionally, so you are welcome to come back and check it at any time.


You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, or by visiting their website at www.ico.org.uk/concerns.



26 May 2018


We're grateful for the support of


Wiltshire Council

Malmesbury Carnival

Warden and Freeman of Malmesbury