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 now held in Mariners' Hall in Beer, for which we are very grateful.  Mariners' Hall has a new 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.

In the true spirit of Christmas, we have decided that our December film – See How They Run – is the perfect occasion to spread some festive fun and cheer.  So, for our final film of the year at the Mariners’ Hall on Thursday 7 December, we will be offering our loyal members the following:

FREE entry

FREE glass of mulled wine

FREE nibbles – mince pies, stollen bites and chocolates.

So please come along and join us for what we hope will be a great evening.  Non-members are very welcome too.

 See How They Run’ (2022) 1hr 38mins, Cert 12.

In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered.  Enter world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and greenhorn WPC Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) to find the killer among the British theatre glitterati.

What the Critics Say:

“It is built on a simple but delicious premise: a whodunnit buried inside an actual whodunnit, in this case Agatha Christie’s "The Mousetrap".  It’s fast, funny and frequently stylish, topped off with great work by Sam Rockwell and especially Saoirse Ronan.”      Ian Freer Empire Magazine     4*

“If Hollywood is looking for a new franchise, I suspect Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan’s sleuths could run and run.”                    Andy Lea Daily Express     4*

“Director Tom George's star-studded, knowing, very funny new whodunit does for Agatha Christie what "Scream" did for the slasher movie.”                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tim Robey Daily Telegraph     4*


If you would like to book a seat or table then please reserve in advance by emailing before Monday 4 December.  Or just turn up on the night and get your free entry. 

Non-member tickets cost £7, with 12-months' membership available on the night at £15 (and then get free entry for the evening - what a bargain!).

Lastly our November film "Decision To Leave" attracted one of the biggest audiences ever for a foreign language film with subtitles and certainly provoked much discussion – especially the ending!

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 28 November 2023