In 1964, the Lethbridge Film Society was started but it folded in 1968. In 1968 the University Film Series, sponsored by the University of Lethbridge Students' Society started playing films for the students. The Lethbridge Film Society doesn't appear again until 1977 with a small paragraph in the Lethbridge Herald inviting people to their films under the name the Lethbridge Film Society. From 1977 to the 1980s, the newspapers display various films which the University of Lethbridge film society played. However, in 1980 there seems to be a division between the University and the Lethbridge Film Society. It is unclear if this is a different society. It does however work with the University to showcase international films.
In 1981, the Lethbridge Herald released an article in which the founder of The Lethbridge Film Society, Jeremiah Allen, stated, "The University used to run public service courses at the Yates Centre which included films such as Great Comedies and Shakespeare on Film. But the Yates now is too fully booked for regular film showings. There simply wasn't a suitable available theatre, says Allen. The [Lethbridge Public Library] Theatre Gallery floor doesn't incline so it takes a lot of head craning to watch the movie, he says, and the university's Room E-690 has terrible sound. But the film theatre completed in February at the university suits the purpose well, says Allen. The society has sold between 133 and 140 subscriptions for its eight-film series." From 1981 - 2007 there were many articles and advertisements done by the film society about the various films they presented but there is no information about the society after 2007.
Collected by the donor over years as a member of the society.
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Assorted flyers advertising films to be shown by the Lethbridge Film Society.