Richmond Film Society has grown so much it’s had to relocate to The Exchange, with the first showing next week.

The film society originally held showings at St Mary’s University Strawberry Hill campus, in the Pete Postlethwaite Picture House, but it has happily expanded beyond capacity.

“We were having to turn people away at the door,” said Mike Day, treasurer of Richmond Film Society.

“It had a capacity of 105 people, we have out-grown that now and the new venue at The Exchange has seating for 300 people.”

St Marys University, who are also partners in Twickenham’s new arts venue The Exchange, were able to suggest the move.

The film society was founded in 1963, Mr Day puts the sudden surge of interest down to marketing and the new sleek website design which has “generated a few leads”.

He encouraged people to come along to the first film of 2018 – and their first at The Exchange – Paterson, which is written and directed by famous arthouse director Jim Jarmusch.

Mr Day said: “We are a registered charity and we try to show world-leading films and make them available to everyone.”

The screening of Paterson is on January 16, doors open at 7.30pm (there is a bar for refreshments) and the film starts at 8pm after a brief talk.

For non-members tickets cost £6.00, or £4.00 for full-time students. The Exchange is opposite Twickenham Station.

You can find out more about Richmond Film Society here.