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.

We are delighted to confirm that Beer Film Society will be hosting a very special event in Mariners’ Hall next month.

"Blue" is the first film for Somerset director David Smith and was shot extensively on location in Beer, featuring dramatic shots of our beautiful beach and coastline – and Beer Fisheries!

The show on Thursday 16 May will be the Devon premiere of the film, and we are thrilled that David, along with lead actor Paul Breen who also produced the movie, has agreed to join us for the evening.

David will introduce the film – which runs for just over an hour – and afterwards has agreed to take part in a question and answer session to talk about his first project.

The film focuses upon the story of a father and son who are struggling fishermen and focuses on their relationship.

To mark this notable occasion we will be providing FREE entry for the evening and we are also lining up a few other surprises!

Even if you are not a regular at our monthly film nights, please come along to see our wonderful Beer on the big screen and give David a warm, Devon welcome.

It should be a terrific evening.

Doors will open at 6.45pm and the film will start promptly at 7.30pm. The bar will be open and ice creams from Baboo Gelato will be on sale.


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 22 April 2024