Printworks Campus, Room A2.33

Welcome to The Film Society, a society that encourages you can chill out + wind down before the weekend. Based at Printworks Campus, we will be showing films in Red PrintHall, top floor, room A2.33. 

Join us for the BIG 'MAGICAL' EVENT, where we will be kicking off the opening of this society at Park Lane College Theatre, on Thursday 19th March @ 2.00, where we will be watching 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows'. Get your tickets HERE!

We will be having the Big Magical Event at Park Lane, then film Friday will be running every Friday at Printworks Campus from 27th March 2020 

Why join this society? - Well, films are not just for entertainment purposes... they have been proven to have a positive impact on mental health. Please find out more below: 





'Some ways include:

  • Watching movies encourages emotional release. Even those who often have trouble expressing their emotions might find themselves laughing or crying during a film. This release of emotions can have a cathartic effect and also make it easier for a person to become more comfortable in expressing their emotions. This can be invaluable during counseling as well as in “real life.”
  • Sad films can make us happier. While it might seem counter-intuitive, I think many of us can relate to this. I know that after I watch a particularly sad or distressing film, I feel thankful for my own life and my “smaller” problems in comparison. Others’ tragedies make us more appreciative of everything good in our own lives.
  • Watching movies can help us make sense of our own lives. For thousands of years, knowledge and wisdom have been passed down through the art of story-telling. Stories offer us different perspectives and help us understand and make sense of the world. And movies are stories.
  • As mentioned in the second paragraph of this post, movies give us a break from whatever is currently bothering us. We are transported to a different time and place and can just focus on the present moment for a short time. This gives our brains a much-needed rest from “the usual.”
  • Movies bring us a sense of relief, even if they stress us out first. Watching something suspenseful releases cortisol (the stress hormone) in the brain, followed by dopamine, which produces feelings of pleasure.

Going out to a movie theater is not for everyone. Some of us struggle with sensory issues or being in crowds. And others just prefer to watch movies at home, on the couch and in their pajamas. The good news is it doesn’t matter if you’re watching Netflix at home or sitting in a crowded theater. The results are the same — watching movies is good for us.' 


Singer, J (2018), How Watching Movies Can Benefit Our Mental Health? (Online, Article). [Accessed 12/03/2020]

Hampton, D. (2018, November 24). How watching movies can help your mental health [blog post]. Retrieved from