Richmond Film Society is celebrating a successful relocation to The Exchange as the start of their new season approaches.

In January 2018, the film society was forced to relocate, having outgrown the capacity of its former venue at St Mary’s University.

They moved to The Exchange, Twickenham half way through the season. The moved has proved extremely fruitful.

By the final film of the extended season the average aggregate attendance had grown to 2,299, which represents an overall audience growth of 90 per cent per screening.

This has allowed the film society to reduce the price of memberships for the forthcoming 16-film season by a third to £40, which equates to a cost of only £2.50 per film.

Committee member, Peter Maguire spoke about the society’s aspirations: “It would be great to reach 200 members this season, we are currently at 168. The capacity of The Exchange is 285 so we would also like to fill that regularly.”

Non-member tickets remain available at £5 but the decrease in price has meant that the society’s membership has doubled ahead of the new season.

Rounding off a highly successful year, RFS’s achievements were recognised earlier this month on September 8 at the ‘2018 Film Society of the Year Awards’, when it received a Commendation in the ‘Best Marketing and Publicity’ category.

RFS’s 56th season commences at The Exchange at 8:00pm on September 18 with the 2018 Foreign Language Oscar winner, ‘A Fantastic Woman’ (Chile).

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