Beer Film Society was founded in September 2006.  With a great deal of help from the British Federation of Film Societies and donations from Beer Parish Council, Devon County Council, Mike Green and several others, the Society was able to obtain basic projection and audio equipment.  Our aim is to bring a combination of popular as well as less-mainstream films to the village.  Over the years the Society has used any surplus funds from the screening of films to improve the quality of its equipment.

Our screenings are held in Mariners' Hall in Beer, for which we are very grateful.  Mariners' Hall has a high-definition video projection system as well as improved acoustics, which together mean that our audiences get a first-class viewing experience.  Films are usually screened on Thursdays, with the doors open at 6.45pm for a 7:30pm start.  A licensed bar is provided.

Beer Film Society is excited to announce a special fund-raising event evening at Mariners’ Hall in March in aid of Medics4Ukraine.

We are linking up with our own local explorer Mark Hannaford, who helped set up the Medics4Ukraine charity, for a unique talk and film night on Thursday 21 March, from which all the money raised will be donated to a cause that Beer has embraced since it was inaugurated.

“The people of Beer have been so supportive of the Medics4Ukraine charity since it was launched and the village really has been fundamental in helping us to achieve what we have,” said Mark.  “While there are a lot of other events going on in the world at the moment our work goes on so I’m grateful to Beer Film Society for coming forward to suggest this event and I’m looking forward to giving a talk about a country that is one of the most amazing I have ever visited.”

In the course of his long and varied career as an adventurer, explorer and fund-raiser Mark has visited more countries that he can recall across the globe.  But a recent non-working R&R holiday to Bhutan in the Himalayas – the so-called "Kingdom of Happiness" – was an eye-opening experience even for Mark.

So, when Beer Film Society decided to show the only ever Oscar-nominated Bhutanese film "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom", Mark was the obvious choice to paint a picture of a remarkable country that few people have seen at first hand.

“Bhutan is truly an amazing country and both Nikki and I fell in love with it,” added Mark.  “It is definitely one of my favourite countries – and I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few!”

The talk will then be followed by the film.  Doors open at 6.45 with the talk at 7.30 followed by the film at 8pm. The bar will be open and Baboo Gelato ice creams will be on sale.

Beer Film Society has pledged to donate all the funds raised from ticket sales on the night - £5 for members and £7 for guests – to Medics4Ukraine, so the more people who come along the better for the charity.

If you would like to book a seat or table then please reserve in advance by emailing before Monday 18 March.  Or just turn up on the night.  Members pay £5 and non-member tickets cost £7, with a 12-month rolling membership on the night available at £15. 

Our future screenings include:

18 April: Blue


Membership of Beer Film Society costs £15 for a full 12 months, and members pay a £5 entrance fee at each screening that they attend.  The entrance fee for non-members is £7.  Priority is given to reservations by members, but non-members may also reserve tickets.  To book tickets and to find out more about Beer Film Society, just email


Last edited: Monday 26 February 2024