Film Group

The Film Group is currently suspended. It is hoped that it will resume in the Spring Term.

Organiser: Jeremy Buncombe
When: Tuesday 13.00–15.00 during term time
Where: Arts Picturehouse, 38–39 St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AR
Contact: the Office on 01223 321587 or

Information about tickets

Established in October 1999 by David Jakes, and with the much valued contribution of the Arts Picturehouse Cambridge management, the U3AC Film Group shows a wide range of the best in both historic and contemporary cinema from all countries, generations and genres. Our programmes take a robust and adventurous approach to the history of cinema.

The screenings take place at the Arts Picturehouse, every Tuesday during term time, in Screen 2 or Screen 3 (no allocated seating). There are no ads or trailers; all our films start promptly at 1.00 pm (other than when an exceptionally lengthy film is shown).

Please make sure you are seated by the start time (1 pm) as a dark cinema can be hazardous. Members are most welcome to attend our post screen discussions and to make suggestions for future showings.

Please ensure that all electronic devices are switched off or in the case of mobile phones switched to silent mode. Under no circumstances should photography/filming take place in the cinema.


Scheduled films

The programme of films scheduled for the Spring Term will be available in December 2020.


Tickets for Film Group screenings

Tickets for single shows are available on the door for the standard cinema ticket price.

U3AC members can get a reduced-price ticket by first purchasing a U3AC 10-week Term Card (or adding this to your existing Picturehouse Membership), and then obtaining a paper ticket (at no additional cost) on the day.

  1. Buy a 10-week film Term Card for the discounted price of £35. This allows you entry to each of the 10 films screened at 1 pm each Tuesday of the term, at no extra cost.
    • To get set up, register at any till at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse near the beginning of a term. Bring your U3AC membership card as proof of eligibility for this scheme.
    • The Picturehouse staff will issue you with a Picturehouse Membership card, which stores your 10 U3AC screening ticket credits on it, lasting the whole of the 10-week term. Note: If you already have a Picturehouse Membership card, either one for which you’ve paid an annual fee or a prior U3AC Term Card, Picturehouse staff will add the current U3AC term to your existing card.
    • Please keep this card and renew it at any Arts Picturehouse till before each term (you cannot do this over the phone or on the U3AC or Picturehouse websites).
  2. You will need a paper ticket to gain entry to each week’s U3AC film.
    • Present your Picturehouse Membership card at any till in the cinema to get your ‘free’ ticket to the current week’s U3AC film.
    • Show this to the usher at the door to gain entry to the film.