Welcome to Portsmouth Film Society

Welcome to The Portsmouth Film Society’s website. The society shows the best in world cinema, documentary, independent film, animation and classic movies. Members and public see great films in a social environment and meet and chat about movies with other film fans. PFS gives you the chance to watch great films that you might not otherwise get a chance to see. You do not have to be a member to watch the films.

ATTENTION: We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our services! Please help us to buy a state of the art digital film Projector (DCP) for our future events. Please go to the link for support us:  PFS PORTSMOUTH LOTTERY

You can buy tickets for indoor events here:

INDOOR tickets Single: £6,  3 Pass Card: £12,  Yearly member: £40    Our indoor screenings are FREE to UoP students.  

SUNSET OUTDOOR CINEMA TICKETS: https://book.events/portsmouthfilmsociety

For I Am Only Human After All premiere at The New Theatre Royal click here.

Please complete our survey and win one passcard (3 film screenings) here:  PFS DEVELOPMENT SURVEY 

Our Next film screenings:


Supported by Film Hub South West, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery, The Partnership Foundation,  Friends of Cumberland Museum and Havant & South Downs College. 
To book tickets visit out page here: https://book.events/portsmouthfilmsociety

Saturday 23 June 9.30pm,     at Cumberland Museum Butterfly
Cert PG | 92min

Hairspray is perhaps John Waters’ most accessible film, and as such, it’s a gently subversive slice of retro hilarity. Forever interested in the kitsch built into past eras, director John Waters chooses the TV dance show craze of the early ’60s for his playful focus in Hairspray. Ricki Lake plays Tracy Turnblad, just one of several alliteratively named characters coming of age in 1962 Baltimore, where “The Corny Collins Show” is. Come along with your costumes and crazy wigs.