GUNDAROO FILM SOCIETY
Welcome to the Gundaroo Film Society — one of Australia’s oldest film societies, still running in the same venue since 1905.
All films are screened at the Gundaroo Soldiers’ Memorial Hall,
a historic public hall built as the Elite Skating rink in 1890.
From rudimentary beginnings — projections from the back of trucks into the hall, and the occasional outside showing — through to reel-to-reel projectors in a fireproof projection room, the society now boasts a high definition digital cinema projector, a drop-down screen, surround sound and an enthusiasm for film.
Gundaroo Film Society (GFS) is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers with a large and friendly structure. Screenings are always great social events. The society plans a program of films for each year with screenings, usually two films, once a month on a Saturday night. Prior to COVID-19 restrictions members were invited to bring food and drinks and tables were set up as part of the theatre.
Unfortunately, this has now changed for the 2021 season. For the GFS to operate within Government COVID guidelines, all attendees will be required to abide by the GFS COVID-19 Safety Plan (under development). Tables will not be set up as we are unable to allow BYO meals. Bookings are essential for all screenings and seating will be allocated as part of the booking process.
As a member you are entitled to invite three guests per year. Membership is open to all Gundaroo and surrounding region residents, including Canberra.
In 2021 members have access to 15 films for the cost of $50.00 per person. From July half-yearly membership is available for $30.00 per person.
See the 2021 film program below.
Each year in November we hold a "Meal and Movie Night" to raise funds for the Gundaroo Hall. At this stage we still plan to hold the "Meal and Movie Night" for 2021. This night is run by the Hall Committee and a host of volunteers, with tickets usually $35 per person for a tasty two- or three-course meal. Members who decide not to attend the meal are still encouraged to come along afterwards to enjoy the film. These major fundraisers help with the upkeep of the hall as well as ongoing associated costs for the media and digital equipment used by the Film Society.
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