Merry Christmas and Thank You from the ANU Film Group!

24th December, 2018

2018 has certainly been a busy year for us – so much has happened since we kicked off the year with THOR: RAGNAROK on February 12. We officially announced the move to a new theatre, predicted another Best Picture winner for Oscar week, held our biggest trivia night to date, ran specials events, hosted a film festival, and then ended it all by bidding farewell to the Coombs Theatre last month. And we somehow found time to screen more than 180 films too.

Of course, none of this would have been worth doing if it weren’t for our members, which is why what we’re most thankful for this holiday season is… you!

We’ve had an incredible show of faith over the past month with more than 500 (!) memberships for 2019 purchased to date – without so much as an inkling of what we’ll be screening or any idea what our new cinema will be like. We still don't have an official name for the building, let alone the cinema!

Yet, to paraphrase a line from a film starring a certain God of Thunder who we began 2018 with, the ANU Film Group is not a place, it’s a people. And we couldn’t be more thrilled that the people that make up the Group are all of you.

So once again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your continued support of what we do. Film societies can't exist without members and we’re very grateful that so many of you have taken a leap of faith to follow us into a brave new world. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the ANU Film Group you know and love – in a new and improved location with better equipment, facilities and seating (finally) – in just eight weeks on February 18, 2019.

For now, on behalf of everyone here at the ANU Film Group, we’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year. Stay safe, watch a lot of movies, and we’ll be back in touch in 2019!


If you’ve purchased your membership as a Christmas present over the past few days and are still waiting for it to arrive, don’t worry – we will be processing more of these tonight (subject to receipt of funds). If you purchased it more than a week ago and have yet to receive your membership certificate, please check your spam folder first, then get in touch with us if you’re having any issues locating it.

For everyone else, you’ve got only ONE WEEK left until Annual memberships for next year revert to their increased price of $90. So if you haven’t already done so, head over to to sign up and save $20 on your 2019 membership now.

Offer only valid until Monday 31 December, 2018.