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Interview with our patron, Ben Batt


When Leigh Film Society patron Ben Batt appears on screen he is bringing to bear on his performances a lifelong love of film.

The Wigan actor has a string of TV and cinema credits and says the magic of movies is something that has been with him since childhood. He spoke of his education in film, starting with going to see movies aimed at children and then later exploring highlights of Hollywood.......   [click here to read the full interview]



The Queens Award for Voluntary Service




Leigh Film are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service for "Providing socially-inclusive cinema screenings for everyone in the community and broadening access to culture".

This award recognises the hard work that all our Volunteers put into every event, be it a regular monthly screening or a special event. Well done all at Leigh Film!!

The society will receive a signed letter from the Queen and a glass trophy during a special ceremony being held in Manchester in August later this year. Pictures will follow in our gallery...



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Who we are...


Leigh Film Society is a Not for Profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.  We provide professionally delivered, quality film screenings in venues around the Wigan & Leigh.

We run three Community Cinema Projects;
•  Leigh Film Society
•  Leigh Short Film Festival
•  Afternoon Classic Cinema Clubs in Leigh & Tyldesley

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