Changes Coming in 2019 + Pre-Purchase Your Membership Now and Save!

26th November, 2018

Thank you to all who came along last night to commemorate the end of our time in the Coombs Theatre. We had a blast hosting one final event there, and we hope you had a good time too!

At the farewell event, we celebrated 50 years of the ANU Film Group at the Coombs Theatre, but also looked ahead to what’s in store for 2019.

As some of you may already know, we will be relocating to a new cinema in the ANU’s Kambri precinct in 2019. Kambri is a new development in the heart of campus that will also house restaurants, shops, fast food outlets, a two-storey bookstore, student residences, a gym, a pool, a medical centre, and much more. You can find out more about it by clicking HERE.

The cinema itself will seat up to 300 people and has been purpose-built from the ground up as a modern cinema – with plush seats, accessible entry, curtains and cinema-grade projection and sound equipment. We’re very excited with what we’ve seen so far and look forward to being able to share more with you soon.

And yet, while our venue and location will be new and exciting, everything you know and love about the ANU Film Group will remain. We’ll still be screening a great selection of films, with the cheapest prices around, for audiences who aren’t afraid to scream, cry, or laugh – all made possible by a dedicated committee of volunteers.

There will be a couple of changes coming too, which we’ll be announcing over the coming weeks. The first of these changes that we’re thrilled to tell you about now is that, from 2019 onwards, the ANU Film Group will be screening films ALL YEAR ROUND. No more three month screening breaks between November and February!

We look forward to bringing you more screenings, more movies and more of all that you love about Australia’s largest film society – and we hope you’ll come along with us to our new home when we return in February 2019!


Another change – although one that we are a little less excited about – is that ANU Film Group membership prices will be increasing for the first time in six years. This is the result of rising film hire, freight and running costs, and is unfortunately necessary to enable us to continue providing the best moviegoing experience in Canberra for many more years to come.

From 2019 onwards, Annual memberships will cost $90 for a full year’s worth of screenings. We are also in the process of reconfiguring our semester membership structure, and those will be made available for purchase early next year.

As a token of our appreciation to our loyal and long-time members for their ongoing support, we are offering 2019 Annual memberships for pre-purchase at the current price of $70 from now until the end of the year.

To join up now for 2019, simply head to and complete the online form. Payment can be made via direct deposit (no surcharge) or credit card/PayPal ($2 surcharge per membership applies). Upon successful receipt of payment, a digital membership certificate will then be emailed to the nominated email address within 3–5 business days.

ANUFG memberships make great Christmas presents too, and you can join up for your friends, family and loved ones to give them a gift that keeps giving. All you have to do is complete the online form with the intended recipient’s details to purchase a membership for 2019 on their behalf.

Regardless of who you’re buying it for, Annual memberships for 2019 will only be discounted to $70 until December 31, 2018 – so get in quick!