Ayr Film Society is currently accommodated within Ayr Town Hall, where it aims to provide an interesting, eclectic and thought-provoking mix of contemporary and classic films.

At the end of each film, the society invites members and guests to anonymously write comments and grade the screening from  'excellent' to 'poor'. An average score is calculated and displayed the following week along with all submitted comments.

Ayr Film Society provides the local community with a unique service of foreign language films  from around the world (with English subtitles) in addition to mainstream and alternative movies. The society actively encourages collaboration within Ayr's flourishing cultural and arts community, as it endeavours to inject a suitable variety of cinematic delights to compliment the diverse range of cultural and leisure activities on offer within the local area. 

Ayr Film Society is a registered charity and is affiliated to Ayr Arts Guild and Cinema for All. 


The society started its life at Wellington Leisure Centre and Ayr Academy in the spring of 1973, charging £1 for a season of 5 features. In 1982, the name became Ayr and Craigie Film Society - a merging of AFS and Craigie Film Society which screened films at Craigie College lecture theatre until 2012, when the new university building took over from the old college. For a number of years, the name reverted to Ayr Film Society - with 'Screen on the Campus' being added to highlight the location. Sadly, the society was without a home during the 2012-13 season and during this time the number of screenings was reduced from 18 to just 6 for one year only. These movies were screened at Prestwick Bowling Club. In 2013, a permanent home was found in Ayr Town Hall. 

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