The Orange Film Society
What we do
The Film Society’s aim is to encourage interest in film as an art and as a medium of entertainment, information and education. A film is shown every month on the last Sunday, except December. We select cultural films for our program (eg. Arthouse, Foreign Language). We try to bring films that our members would not get the chance see living in the area. We try to give our program variety.
Where are we now?
We are currently in our 30th season.
How we got here
It started off when a few people decided that the film industry in Orange did not have enough culture in it. So they began the Orange Film Society. They played a 16mm film in the west room at the civic theatre once a month, and around 20 people came. They would choose a different genre of movie a month (e.g. Silent, Sci-Fi, etc.). As the years went by, they decided that one or two films a year would be shown at the Australian Cinema. These were popular with the members. So several years back, they decided that all films were shown at the cinema. As the years went by, the members went up.
What the committee does
The committee of the Orange Film Society Inc. is a group of around ten people who manage the society. They select current films for the cinema to show. Anybody can be a committee member. The committee members are nominated at our Annual General Meeting. The committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of various months in the committee members’ homes.
If you are a member you will receive a monthly newsletter. The newsletter includes a description on the upcoming film, video suggestions, and important notices from the committee. Plus our members can write in and suggest films to us, and we will publish them in our newsletter.
Our weekly email
Email members will receive an email "What's on This Week”. It gives details, reviews and critics ratings the films currently running and due to arrive at the Odeon 5 Cinema in Orange.
It also tells of other current and upcoming film events at the cinema and in the local area. Many members join just to receive this guide of what films to see.