Welcome to Valley Film Society

Based in East Garston, Berkshire, in the Lambourn valley, we offer films across a wide range of genres, including foreign subtitled, black & white classics as well as British Independents. After many successful years, we are now in our Eighteenth season.

Films are shown on the first Tuesday of the month, November to July, in East Garston Village Hall, with matinee and evening screenings.

The matinee is at 2.30pm with doors opening at 2pm. Tea and cake are available to buy before the film.

The evening screening is at 7.30pm; the doors and bar are open from 7pm. Food orders (fish and chips, curries, etc) are taken at the door up to 7.20pm to be delivered during the interval. Please bring cash to cover food and entry payments as we do not have a card machine.

We have a widescreen HD 1080p projector with HDMI, digital 5.1 surround sound, Blu-ray/DVD and convivial atmosphere. There is disabled access.

Membership for Season Eighteen (2023/24), consisting of up to 9 films, costs £32. You can join at any film showing - you can save time by printing and filling in the membership form and bringing it along. Members are welcome to go to either matinee or evening screenings.

Guests are also welcome to pay £6 per film on the door. For more information please ring 07768 981658 or 07791 991658. Do pass on this information to anyone else you know who might be interested in our film screenings.

Season Eighteen Films (2023/24) Download Season Eighteen Programme

For details of season Eighteen films, click here. Most of our screenings use a standard BD or DVD and the classifications shown here are for that medium. Where a BD or DVD ("Video") certification is not available, the film's original theatrical rating is used. Click the IMDb and BBFC logos for more information about each film. The BBFC links are for the original theatrical releases because these usually have more detailed information about content. Timings are for the medium in use. DVD versions are, for technical reasons, always slightly shorter than most BD and all theatrical versions.

Next Screening

5 March 2024
Empire of Light
UK, USA (2022) 115 mins; Dir: Sam Mendes; Stars: Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones
Olivia Colman and Micheal Ward pursue a bittersweet workplace romance in this lovely, personal film illuminating tiny splices of life. Mendes brings magic to the employees of the Empire where a real cinema that had fallen into disrepair was restored to its former magnificence and used as the location.
2 April 2024
The Whale
USA (2022) 117 mins; Dir: Darren Aronofsky; Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins
The Oscar-nominated star plays a chronically obese man in Darren Aronofsky's clammy, uncomfortable but ultimately redeeming movie. "The Whale" is a deeply moving story about redemption, loss, and trauma.
7 May 2024
All Quiet on the Western Front
Germany, UK, USA (2022) 147 mins; Dir: Edward Berger; Stars: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer
The Bafta frontrunner gives Remarque's great novel a sumptuous treatment, turning it into the Teutonic equivalent of 1917. The First World War is reimagined as a symphony of mud, teen angst and terrible beauty.
4 June 2024
Asteroid City
USA, Germany (2023) 105 mins; Dir: Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks
The writer-director's knowing meta-tale set in a space-obsessed 1950s desert town has a starry cast and meticulous attention to detail. Following a writer on his world-famous fictional play about a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his world view disrupted forever.
2 July 2024
A Haunting in Venice
USA, UK, Italy (2023) 103 mins; Dir: Kenneth Branagh; Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Kelly Reilly, Michelle Yeoh
In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer. The former detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets. Based upon the novel Halloween Party by Agatha Christie but in a totally different setting.