If the usual price of £3 per ticket is too expensive for you, you can always volunteer and watch any of our films for free! It's a great opportunity - not just for you to save some pennies, but also to help us out and keep the longest-running Student cinema in the UK running!
If you want to watch the occaisional free film, then ushering is your best bet - it requires a minimum amount of effort and you get to stay to watch the film you're volunteering at. Fire officers, house managers, projectionists and members of the committee get to see all films for free; these roles require more training and effort on your part, but are the best options if you're really keen to get more involved. They also have bonus perks, like access to the Film Unit office, invitations to Film Unit socials and a free +1 to any shifts you work.
In short, tearing tickets at the beginning and holding open doors at the end. That's not quite all it involves, of course - you'll be told the basics of the Film Unit ticket policy and what to do in emergencies, but the ticket thing is the bulk of it. There is absolutely no responsibility - you usher whichever films you want to.
You get to see whichever films you work for free. If you're intending on seeing a lot of films, this mightn't be the job for you (especially if you like watching the credits). However, it will always be the best way of poking your head in through the door and checking Film Unit is a place you'd like to spend your time.
Every Monday, log sheets for all our films go up in the posterboard outside our office - just write your name in one of the six usher slots to sign up, or you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All training is given on the night, all you have to do is turn up 30 minutes early (3pm for matinee screenings, 7pm for evenings).