Better on the big screen!

Showing some of the world's best movies on the big screen, Illawarra Film Society presents a wide collection of arthouse, classic, informative, gripping, and above all, enjoyable films.


for 2020
is now open

Illawarra Film Society downloadable programme image of Roman Holiday Movie.

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First Film 16th February

  • Modern Times
  • Modern Times

    The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

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2020 Membership Cards / Programs Distribution

Opening Night is on Sunday 16th February, with ‘Modern Times’ the first film of the 2020 season.

This year the membership cards and programs will be handed out on opening night, and not posted as in previous years. To help with issuing these as quickly as possible, we would like members to come to the venue, Event Cinemas Wollongong, 68 Burelli Street, Wollongong, at the times below depending on the first letter of your surname.

  • A–G: 5.30pm;
  • H–P: 6.00pm;
  • Q–Z: 6.15pm.

If you are unable to come on Opening Night, don’t worry, there will be someone at the door in subsequent weeks, to issue remaining membership cards / programs.


The IFS website now only supports single memberships, therefore every member will require a unique email address to join up. If you do not have an email address, you can get one for free by clicking on this link:

Please note that any IFS email correspondence will go to the email address you use when signing up to the IFS Membership.

Hello and Welcome to the Illawarra Film Society.

The IFS, a not for profit organsation, was launched on 10th November 2012. The aim of the IFS is not just about seeing films but also about the pleasure of seeing independent and arthouse films on the big screen and in the company of others. Our members have the opportunity and the pleasure of catching art house films right here in Wollongong. We hope that the Illawarra Film Society (IFS) will become a focal point for the social and cultural life here. We show a range of film genres to suit everyone’s cinematic taste – from independent, foreign, arthouse to home-grown films, as well as a selection of classics. WHEN? Illawarra Film Society will screen on 30 Sunday evenings throughout the year at 7.00 pm at Greater Union Cinema, Burelli St. Wollongong.

Illawarra Film Society

Contact Us

The Secretary
Illawarra Film Society
PO Box U303,
Wollongong University NSW 2500
Enquiries: 0421 655 149