Currently we do not have a permanent indoor venue for Southsea Cinema.  We pleased to announce our limited autumn season program focusing on our most popular annual events: Recovery Festival, Short::Cuts Local Film Festival and our I Am Only Human II film screenings with Art Awards Ceremony. Thanks to support from Portsmouth Guildhall and Kings Theatre. 


  2021 Local Short Film Festival on Saturday 23rd October 2pm at Portsmouth Guildhall  23rd

Portsmouth Film Society proud to present 2021 Local Short Film Festival on 23rd October 2pm at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Portsmouth Film Society will show the local filmmakers short films.This year we are in partnership with Film Crew 4u and Portsmouth Guildhall

The festival program is here:

The festival Facebook event:


ROCKS  at Kings Theatre  

The date : Friday 5th November 7pm

Dir: Sarah Gavron  UK 2019  93 mins  12A 

The heart-breaking but life-affirming story of 15 year-old Shola, who seeks to avoid being taken into care by fending for herself and her younger brother. Vibrant, gritty but optimistic.  

I am Only Human Students Award Ceremony before the screening.

4th RECOVERY FESTIVAL at Kings Theatre

The date : Saturday 6th November 7pm


Dir. Thomas Vinterberg  Cert 12A  116 mins  Denmark | 2020

Winner of the Oscar for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards and winner of the Best Film Not in the English Language at the 74th British Academy Film Awards.

There is an obscure philosophical theory that humans should have been born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood; that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing problems and increasing creativity.

The film tackles the subject of alcohol abuse but please be aware that if scenes of alcohol consumption are a trigger for you then please only join us for the Q&A session afterwards at 9pm (free entry)

After the screening there will be a Q&A session about addiction and mental health with Toni Mason from TLM Counseling Services. Toni has 9 years’ experience and knowledge on various issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance misuse, mental health issues and physical health issues.