Lympstone is fortunate to have its own cinema. The Film Society runs screenings from September through to April, and invites new members. Set up in 2007, the Society owns its own equipment, including a brand-new latest-generation top quality projector and a powerful sound system, and uses up-to-date Blu-Ray DVD technology. The Society has around 100 members and offers a complete night out at its screenings – with a bar, short film, adverts, and interval, as well.

Annual membership for newly joining members is £20 per person. Reduced rate later in season. Entry per film on the door is £5.

Membership secretary: telephone Helen Dimond on 01395 223433

Lympstone’s Film Society programme for the 2017-18 season starts on Friday 8th September 2017.

Click here for Film Society Programme 2017-18 leaflet


Friday films for 2017-18

Doors open at 6:45pm. Films start at 7:30pm.

£5 on the door – members free.



Friday September 8th        

Love and Friendship (Ireland/France/Netherlands 2016)

Kate Beckinsale stars in this comedy based upon two early Jane Austen novels.

“The zingiest Austen adaptation you’ll ever see. What a treat!”

Friday October 13th          

The Motorcycle Diaries (Argentina 2004)

A wonderful heartfelt film about two charismatic Argentinians on a road trip from Buenos Aires to Machu Picchu.  And one of them is the young Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.  “The chemistry between these two young actors is terrific.”

Friday November 10th      

His Girl Friday (USA 1939)

The fastest-talking comedy in the history of Hollywood.  Set in a newspaper office, it is the perfect vehicle for Cary Grant (never better) and Rosalind Russell (never tougher). “Clever, witty and extremely satisfying.”        

This  screening will be preceded by an illustrated talk by Martin Fisher about screwball comedies. The talk will start at 7:30pm and will form the pre-interval session. Free to members; included in admission if you pay at the door.

Friday December 1st                          

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! (UK/USA 2016)

The adventures of magi-zoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in the secret community of witches and wizards in 1920s New York. “That entertainment enchanter JK Rowling has come storming back to the world of magic.”

Friday January 12th 2018

Queen of Katwe (USA 2016)

The true story of a 10-year-old Ugandan girl whose life is transformed by chess.  “You cannot resist the allure of

Queen of Katwe.” “I loved every second of this film.”

Friday February 9th           

The Olive Tree (Spain 2017)

This captivating Spanish drama has two stars: Anna Castillo and a 2,000 year old olive tree. The search for the tree lies at the heart of this entertaining story of a family at war.  “The Olive Tree gets its hooks in early on, and then never lets up.”

Limited tickets for a Spanish supper before the film, on sale at the January screening.

Friday March 9th

Paterson (US/France/Germany 2016)

Jim Jarmusch’s  quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of the daily life of a poetry-writing bus driver, and his wife who dreams of Country Music and a cupcake business.  “A poetic and charming love story.”

Friday April 13th

Their Finest (UK 2017)

In 1940s London, a young woman is appointed as one of the team of writers on a propaganda film, while the Blitz rages around them. A loveable British film, starring Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin, with a simply outrageous part for Bill Nighy.

Friday May 11th

Special bonus film – to be announced.



Matinee programme for 2017-18

Three great and classic films on Sunday afternoons

Doors open 2pm. Films start at 2:30pm.

£3 on the door – members free.




Sunday October 22nd

The Big Country (1958)

Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston become embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Sunday January 21st

Brief Encounter (1945).

Steam trains, station buffets and star-crossed lovers Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. Directed by David Lean.

Sunday February 25th

From Here to Eternity (1953)

Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra & Deborah Kerr, director Fred Zinneman

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