The Butterfly Gardens
A screen erected in the butterfly gardens by PFS
The Outdoor Skatepark
Another venue for film viewing in Portsmouth by PFS
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We are a volunteer-run, not for profit organisation formed in 2010. We’ve worked extensively with the local university, providing film screenings to students in the Eldon Building for many years. Our mission is great art and culture for everyone. We were formed to fill a film exhibition gap in Portsmouth – we felt there was not enough independent, foreign and arthouse film being screened at local multiplex venues such as the Vue in Gunwharf. We aim to bring people together and advance education of the public through film and the fine arts.We have celebrated diversity by screening specially-themed films for Black History Month.We have also done this through our LGBTQ+ Film Festival, which included discussion panels from those in the community.

We bring niche forms of film exhibition to locals every Summer through our popular drive-in and outdoor cinema operations. Films are shown on a giant airscreen as the sun goes down between June and August.

Our Recovery Festival hosted every November in the mighty King’s Theatre has been attended by the likes of the Deputy Lord Mayor. Gives locals a chance to gain a deeper sympathy and understanding for those who have struggled with various forms of addiction.

We finally got our very own permanent home in May 2022 – Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre on Palmerston Road.

Indoor and Outdoor Films

As your probably well aware we show Indoor film and Outdoor cinema. The indoor films are shown at Southsea Cinema and the Outdoor Films are shown at Various Venues in and around Portsmouth including, The Skatepark, Cumberland House Butterfly Gardens, Fort Purbrook.

Workshops Panels Discussions and Education

The link to this page is Panels and Education. As the title says this page shows a listing of upcoming: Workshops, Panels and Educational events and Clubs. Past workshops have included talks on important issues like gender and diversity. There have also been Courses in Video Making and a Photography Club.

Live Entertainment

A link to this page is here: Live Entertainment. This page includes nights such as: Theatre, Comedy Nights, Poetry Reading, Magic shows.