Saddleworth Film Society (SFS) is a voluntarily run, not-for-profit organisation, proud to be part of the Saddleworth’s historic theatre venue and thriving arts community hub, the Millgate Arts Centre. SFS is a member of the British Federation of Film Societies now called Cinema for All.
Join Saddleworth Film Society
Like most film societies, Saddleworth Film Society (SFS) is a membership society. Legally, this means that we cannot show films ‘to the general public’, but we can show films to members. We welcome new members and encourage you to join. There are two options: Annual Membership and One-day Membership (Guest tickets).
Annual membership is the most cost-effective option at £55 and includes entry to all TEN films in the season. Joining this way not only saves you money but your support helps to guarantee the ongoing success of the society.
One-day Membership (Guest Tickets) cost £7 per screening, subject to availability. These memberships may be obtained in advance via TicketSource or on the evening of the screening from the theatre box office.
For Annual Membership, please send your name, address and email either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or a cheque by post to our Treasurer (address below).
Payment of £55 by bank transfer (preferred), to:
A/c Name: Saddleworth Film Society
Sort Code: 30-95-42
Account: 00382433 (Please put your name and initials in the reference field.)
For those who do not use online banking, cheques will also be accepted. The cheque should be made payable to “Saddleworth Film Society” and mailed to:
The SFS Treasurer, Maudon Cottage, 2-4 Mason Row, Thurston Clough Road, Scouthead, Oldham, OL4 3RX
If you would like confirmation, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope or just come to the next film.
Please help us to spread the word about SFS and the Millgate Arts Centre. Follow us on Facebook @SaddleworthFilmSociety
Saddleworth Film Society season 2023 - 2024
The first half of our 2023-24 season will be available to book on 1st August 2023. Look out for an email or social media.
The Society meets at Saddleworth's historic theatre, the Millgate Arts Centre, Stoneswood Road, Delph OL3 5DY (what3words///they.clown.convinces. The Society normally opens its doors at 7:30pm unless otherwise stated. All films begin at 8pm. Long films begin at 7:30.
No adverts or trailers are shown but we have a 15-minute interval to allow for refreshments and socialising. Our Chair may make any relevant announcements before the start of the film. We also draw our very popular raffle just before the start of the second half of the film.
Free parking is available in the Millgate carpark opposite or along Millgate (street name). The postcode for the car park is OL3 5JG (what3words///dwarf.wished.composes). Please park considerately and avoid parking on Stoneswood Road. Thank you.
We publish a set programme for each season. Film selection is based on members' suggestions and research by the Society’s committee. The society aims to show a variety of mainly fairly recent art house films, many foreign language ones (subtitled!) and sometimes recent classics!
The screen is approximately 7m x 3m. The projected film varies depending on media format.
The auditorium has a capacity of 160 on a fixed rake seating, which gives excellent visibility. All the seats have been fully modernised in the latest refurbishment. They are currently on a first come, first served basis.
Yes. The Millgate has a fully licensed bar serving wine, beer and soft drinks plus a few snacks and sweets once the doors are open (30 minutes before the film) and during the interval but not afterwards. Interval drinks can be pre-ordered.
Yes. If you have a drink from the bar, please ask for a 'plastic'* glass. All we ask is that you remove your own rubbish when you leave.
*eco-friendly, clear compostable cup
Annual membership costs £50 and includes tickets for all TEN films. Guests can purchase temporary membership tickets for £6.00 per screening via TicketSource or on the door, subject to availability. To become a full member and to help support Saddleworth Film Society please see the information at the top of the page.
You are welcome to join as a temporary member (£6.00 including film entry). You can buy tickets online TicketSource or at the box office in advance or on the night subject to availability.
You save money! We do of course allow admittance to temporary members but they pay more for each film they attend. Therefore, over the year, you can save money by being a full member. Also, a vibrant membership helps demonstrate the club’s worth within the community.
We will only use your email address to contact you directly on Millgate Arts Centre related matters. Your details will not be shared and you can opt out at any time.
We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you
Yes, we always welcome new committee members. We are currently searching for a new membership secretary. Members of the committee are usually elected at the AGM. We are always looking for volunteers to help out- especially with projection. Please ask for details.
The AGM is held each year -usually in June. It will be advertised nearer to the time but please ask for details if required.
No. Tickets are non-refundable.
Yes. We have ramped access to the foyer from the main entrance on Stoneswood Road (OL3 5DY what3words///they.clown.convinces). A toilet suitable for wheelchair users is located in the foyer. There are no steps involved between the street, the foyer and row E in the auditorium (which has seats which can be removed to accommodate wheelchairs).
There is a stairlift to the bar.
Please ask for assistance if you need help with anything and we will be very happy to help you.
The Millgate Arts Centre is an accessible venue with a range of facilities to meet visitors' requirements.
The main entrance is on Stoneswood Road.
There is wheelchair access, disabled toilets and a stair lift.
If steps are a problem, try to book Row E and you will not encounter any steps (from the road to the foyer to the toilets to your seat. Please contact us if you have any questions.
We welcome guide or registered assistance dogs in the centre.
The main auditorium and ticket counter is fitted with an induction loop system.
Hearing aid users should switch their devices to the ‘T’ position to use the system.
Most films we show would not be suitable for children but if the film certificate permits and they are accompanied by a responsible adult, they would be welcome.
You can find out more about film certificates or classifications at the BBFC website .