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.
The 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. Members are invited to bring food and drinks along to the hall and tables are set up as part of the theatre. Occasionally we provide an optional fund-raising two-course meal for $35 before the film.
See below for further information on these events.
For the GFS to operate within Government COVID guidelines, all attendees will be required to abide by the current Government COVID-19 requirements and any specific requirements of the Gundaroo Hall committee.
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 2022 members have access to 16 films over 10 screenings.
The cost for new members is $50 per person.
The cost for members renewing from 2021 is $25 per person.
The discounted membership is to compensate for the disrupted season last year.
From July half-yearly membership is available for $30 per person.
See the 2022 film program below.
Throughout the year we hold "Meal and Movie Nights" to raise funds for the Gundaroo Hall. These nights are run by the Hall Committee and a host of volunteers, with tickets usually $35 per person for a tasty two-course meal. Members who choose not to have the catered meal can still bring a BYO meal or come along after the meal to enjoy the film. These fund-raisers help with the upkeep of the hall as well as ongoing costs for the media and digital equipment used by the Film Society. The additional fund-raising dinners are necessary this year in particular as the costs of running and maintaining the hall remain, despite the disruptions of COVID-19.
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