How much is membership?
Membership is £35 for all 18 screenings of the season.
I can't pay with BACS, how do I join?
If you cannot make a BACS transfer, download the form, fill it out and send it with a cheque to the postal address on the form.
What happens after I send you the form?
Once we have received the form plus payment from you, our Membership Secretary will email you to confirm receipt of payment and that you are a member.
Will I get a paper copy of the programme?
No, we will not be printing this year as we are reducing the amount of physical interaction needed to be part of the society. The programme is designed so that it can be printed on A4 double-sided paper and then folded to make a programme similar to previous seasons.
Will I get a membership card?
We will not be sending out membership cards this season as with the programmes we are reducing the number of physical interactions to help keep everyone safe.
What measures are being put in place for the in-venue screenings?
We will be following the guidance from the government as well as Waverley Borough Council. Whilst the vaccine has weakened the link between infection and serious illness, the link has not been broken and we are still at risk of COVID-19.
We will do our utmost to ensure the comfort and well-being of our members and volunteers during screenings.
This is what you can expect when you arrive at the Borough Hall:
Before and during the screening:
At the end of the screening
We are planning to use a contactless payment system in future, taking payments from either contactless cards or smartphones. If you do not have either we will accept cash, however we ask you to please use exact change. This will help us reduce the physical interactions and the need to handle money, and hopefully make it easier for those of you who do not carry change!
What if we can't meet in person?
The ongoing COVID-19 situation may mean that changes and/or cancellations will need to be made at short notice if we cannot continue to screen films at the Borough Hall. Please check our website godalmingfilmsoc.org.uk for updates – especially before attending a screening.
If we cannot continue to screen films in the Borough Hall we plan to revert to streaming films (as we did last season).
If you start to stream, will it be the same films listed on the programme?
Probably not. The distributors for our existing programme will not always allow us to stream their films. This will mean that alternative films will be shown. We will communicate the new line-up of films as soon as we can and also provide you with user credentials to log onto our godalmingfilm.com site.
Can I cancel my membership if I don’t want to watch streamed films?
Should we have to return to streaming films and you no longer wish to remain a member, we will be happy to refund the relevant portion of your membership fee. However, we would hope that you choose to support us until the world returns to some version of normal!
Why do you need my contact details?
It is important that we have your current contact details – especially as we will email out any updates to our programme via newsletters.
Can I join during the season?
We take in new members right through the season - anyone joining halfway through the season (from January onwards) can join at the reduced fee of £20.
My friends haven't received this email, why?
We cannot contact people who were not members for our most recent season. If someone did not re-join in 2020-21 we are not able to email them. Therefore, it is hugely important to share any messages with anyone who may be interested in joining (or re-joining) Godalming Film Society, and we are sincerely grateful to everyone telling their friends about us.