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Membership

Membership Benefits

Annual membership of the Noosa Film Society is currently $60. Benefits for fully paid financial members include:

  • Opportunity to see 20 films each year plus special screenings.
  • A choice of four sessions for each screening to attend the film on Wednesdays, two sessions on Mondays.
  • Admission to only one session (either 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm or 7:30 pm), space permitting, at each regular Film Society screening (excluding special events). Please note this does not guarantee a seat at your chosen session. Tickets can be obtained up to seven days in advance from the Noosa 5 Cinema box office.
  • Modern cinema with state of the art digital screening technology.
  • Access to a copy of the handout with news and synopses of forthcoming films from Home Page website.
  • Discounted admission to most Noosa 5 Cinema screenings. Limited to one ticket per member per session. Membership cards must be presented to the cinema box office to obtain tickets and discounts.
  • Discount for choc tops (one choc top per member per session).
  • Discussing films with other members on our Facebook page.

Conditions of Membership

The Noosa Film Society is a “Members Only” society. Membership cards are non-transferable. Membership cards are for the use of the member only and cannot be loaned or sold for use by anyone else.

The Noosa Film Society has arrangements with Noosa 5 Cinemas and distributors that give us substantial discounts on our screenings on the strict proviso that our screenings are members only. Breaches of these conditions could result in the loss of these discounts and substantially reduce the number of movies we show. Breaches may result in the rescinding of the membership.

Members must provide a head and shoulders photograph for their non transferable membership card. The membership card will display your photo, your name and your membership number and no other personal information.

Your membership card will be electronically scanned before admission. Scanning of the cards provides the committee with information about attendance at screenings. Each membership is valid for use by the member for one session per screening. Membership cards must be presented at the door of the cinema along with a valid entry ticket. If you do not have your card, a committee member will be there to assist. If you are a paid up member you will be admitted to see the movie, but please understand that you may be delayed entry while other members are admitted.

Access to each Screening

Seating is not guaranteed at any of the Noosa Film Society screenings held on Mondays or Wednesdays.  Members are subject to any conditions of entry set by Events Cinema.

Tickets are available on the day of the screening and also up to seven days prior to the screening day from the Noosa 5 Cinema box office. Tickets have an allocated seat number so you must occupy your allocated seat. As we are unable to guarantee a seat at a specific session, we suggest that members avail themselves of the ‘early ticket’ facility in order to ensure attendance at a screening of your choice by booking on-line. Our screening cinema has approximately 280 seats but as we have a very large membership, we suggest obtaining your ticket and being seated well before each screening starts. The 5:00 pm session is the most popular and it is possible for members to be turned away if the cinema is full, in which case you MAY BE ABLE TO attend the 7:15 pm session, SPACE PERMITTING.

Monday Night Screenings

Once a month we present a film that may have a more limited appeal to our members but has significant artistic merit or simply may be too long to be accommodated in the tight Wednesday schedule. There are two  screenings, 10:00am and 6:30 pm on Mondays so there is a small risk that we may have insufficient seats for the number wishing to attend. Tickets for these screenings are allocated seated so we encourage members to pick up their allocated seating ticket prior to the screening. Tickets are available from the Thursday before the Monday screening.

Membership Renewals

The membership year commences on 1st October each year. Preferred payment of membership renewals is by direct debit. All members who have completed a direct debit form will have their membership renewed automatically in the first week of August.

Renewal payments can also be made by cheque or money order but must be received by 31st July.

 

 

Censorship Classifications

You must be 18 or over to become a member.

Lost Cards

Lost cards can be replaced for a cost of $10 by contacting the membership secretary ([email protected]). You can still attend films whilst this process takes place – please speak to a committee member at the door.

Change of Address, Phone Number or Email

If you change your contact phone number, postal address or email address, please email [email protected]. Please note email reminders for forthcoming screenings are sent out by a self-managing site so if you don’t update your email address you will no longer receive reminders.

Transferring Your Membership

Memberships cannot be transferred. Membership of the Noosa Film Society is managed through a waiting list as demand for membership exceeds availability. If you know someone who would like to become a member, please encourage them to complete the membership application form.

Members’ Requests

Members are welcome to email suggestions for films; please note that we are aware of films that are reviewed in the press and on TV. It is the films that slip beneath the radar that we are most happy to learn about. Please check that we have not already screened the film by checking in the film archives section of this website.

Society Contact Details

For membership enquiries, contact our Membership Secretary. For payment enquiries, contact the Honorary Treasurer. For general enquiries, contact the President. Our postal address is PO Box 598, Noosa Heads 4567.

 

survey results

The survey was emailed to 1465 members, 1065 opened it, reaching 72% of our members.

  • 564 members completed the survey and 44% of them claim to attend 80% of our screenings
  • 77% of respondents are female, and 80% are over 65.
  • Most comments were positive and appreciative
  • 35% attend other screenings less than 6 times a year. it would seem because of mainstream content. 
  • Members are still having difficulty with ticketing and booking a seat online.
  • Over 90% rely on email reminders and use links to trailers. Few use the website to check upcoming films.
  • Over 70% find the website easy to use
  • Some members regularly look at Facebook.
  • Over 90% of respondents are aware that NFS sponsors various festivals.

NFS Screening times & Handout

Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Monday screening times are 10am and 6:30pm. Doors into the cinema will open 15 minutes prior to screening.  Please do not loiter in the foyer! Park and walk straight into the cinema.

HANDOUT

For a printed copy of our handout, download

June 2024 Handout

screening dates for 2024

Screening dates for the first half of 2024 are:
  • Monday 17th June, Wednesday 12th June
  • Monday 15th July, Wednesday 10th & 24th July
  • Monday 19th August, Wednesday 14th & 28th August
  • Monday 2nd September, Wednesday 11th September
  • Monday 14th October, Wednesday 9th & 23rd October
  • Monday 18th November, Wednesday 13th & 27th November
  • Monday 2nd December, Wednesday 11th December
SURVEY RESULTS

The survey was emailed to 1465 members, 1065 opened it, reaching 72% of our members.

  • 564 members completed the survey and 44% of them claim to attend 80% of our screenings
  • 77% of respondents are female, and 80% are over 65.
  • Most comments were positive and appreciative
  • 35% attend other screenings less than 6 times a year. it would seem because of mainstream content. 
  • Members are still having difficulty with ticketing and booking a seat online.
  • Over 90% rely on email reminders and use links to trailers. Few use the website to check upcoming films.
  • Over 70% find the website easy to use
  • Some members regularly look at Facebook.
  • Over 90% of respondents are aware that NFS sponsors various festivals.
NFS Screening Times & Handout
Screening Dates for 2023