About The Occasional Cinema

Occasional Cinema is a film society run by volunteers. Films are shown from September to March, with occasional special events. Members are admitted on a first come first served basis. Children cannot become members themselves, but may attend suitable films if accompanied by an adult.

Films are shown at the Mill Bistro, Seiont, Caernarfon on the second Wednesday of the month and at the Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor on the fourth Thursday and unless stated otherwise start sometime after 7.30pm.

Membership is available on the door on film nights for a cost of 5 per lifetime: the first film is free, after this film entrance is 3.00. Any surplus made is put back into the society for the purpose of showing films and providing for the arts locally. Members are welcomed to play an active part in the running of the society.

Dining is an integral part of the Occasional Cinema experience and a sophisticated clientele enjoy the wholesome food, reasonable price (about 11.00 for two courses) and excellent atmosphere.  Reservations for a meal are recommended and often essential - Mill Bistro Seiont 01286 676549, Blue Sky 01248 355444. You can't book for the film only, which is on a first come first served basis. Everyone who arrives before 6.45pm and has booked food should get to see the film.

Details of films are available on the website www.occasionalcinema.org and we send out regular electronic mailings - please enter your email address in the sign-up box at the end of the programme pages on our website or click here.

Until 2005 the usual venue for screenings was Electric Mountain, Llanberis. From September 2006 until the end of 2017 screenings were at Y Caban, Brynrefail (between Llanberis and Llanrug). From October 2008 films were also being shown in Bangor at the Blue Sky Cafe and from January 2018 the Mill Bistro at Seiont near Caernarfon took the place of the Caban,

Thanks to all those who continue to support the Occasional Cinema.


The Mill Bistro Seiont near Caernarfon
Blue Sky Cafe

CellB in the old Police station Blaenau Ffestiniog
The Rialto Film Club at Colwyn Bay Theatre
The Real Institute at Betws-y-Coed
The British Federation of Film Societies BFFS
The British Film Institute BFI Southbank London


programme of films - Mill Seiont

 programme of films - Blue Sky

about the occasional cinema

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