HIC Membership

UPDATE: 15 months for the price of 12!

While we can’t show films right now, we do still have some bills to pay, and buying or renewing HIC membership is a great way to give us some support at this time.

To make sure you still get full value from your membership, any new memberships bought up to the end of June 2020 will have 90 days added to their expiry date (we’ve already extended the memberships of existing members). And if things don’t improve and cinemas are closed longer than the end of June, then we’ll extend membership expiry dates further to make sure no-one is out of pocket.

Read on for full details of how membership works, or just click the button below to join! Thank you for your support.

The Hull Independent Cinema membership scheme is really simple, and great value. You pay £15 and in return get a membership pack to welcome you on board, which includes a free film and popcorn for those nights when you need a film fix but there’s no HIC film on! Your card then entitles you to £1 off the standard ticket price for all film screenings that are part of the regular HIC programme, and discounts on tickets and passes to Hull Film Festival, Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival and other events.

As well as ticket discounts, we’re hoping to introduce other benefits of membership in the near future, such as special member offers and partner discounts and offers from local businesses. These will be announced as we arrange them.

Membership gives you a card that’s valid for a year, and can easily pay for itself within a few months. We process membership purchases every week or so, but you don’t need to wait for your card to arrive; just buy membership and you can start buying discount tickets immediately.

As well as being a great deal for you, becoming a member means you are supporting our work bringing films to Hull that you can’t see anywhere else in the city. We’re a registered charity run entirely by volunteers – the more members we have the more sustainable we’ll be and the more we can plan for the future. Membership also entitles you to a vote at our Annual General Meeting, getting you more involved in how we operate.

So what are you waiting for? Click the button below to join and start saving today! Note that you can now pay for membership and renewals simply using your credit or debit card details rather than via PayPal. The payments are processed by Stripe, a secure payment system, and we never see or store your card details. Paying this way costs us less in transaction fees so more of your membership fee goes to supporting the work we do. You can of course still use PayPal if you prefer.

Manage your existing membership

If you are already a member of Hull Independent Cinema, you can now keep your contact details up to date and renew your membership via our online membership management system. Just click the button below to get started. You’ll need to login with the email address you used when you originally purchased HIC membership – if you’re not sure just drop us a line and we’ll get back to you.

Terms and Conditions:

Membership cards are non-transferable, non-refundable and must only be used by the person named on the card.

Membership cards MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card we reserve the right to charge the standard ticket price, or the difference if you booked in advance.

Membership discount does not apply to our Student / under-25s rate tickets.

Only one discount ticket may be purchased for each eligible film per membership. Members who purchase tickets on behalf of non-members may only claim the member discount on their own ticket. You may of course claim the discount on any tickets you purchase for other members, but those members must also show their own membership card along with their ticket at the door.

HIC membership cards are only valid for discount to regular HIC monthly screenings and other events as advertised from time to time. They confer no discount or additional benefits with regard to our friends WeWatchFilms.


  1. Mireille Friedemann says:

    I’d like to become a member, how do i join? Artlink? Mireille

    • Hi Mireille, thanks for your comment. If you have a look at the article above you should find a link to our online store (hicp.bigcartel.com) where you can purchase an annual membership online. You can also pay for membership in cash at most of our Hull Independent Cinema screenings – just ask one of the team. Alternatively, if you would prefer to pay by monthly standing order let us know and we’ll send you the information you need.

      Unfortunately we cannot sell membership through Artlink as they do not have access to our membership records.

  2. Mireille says:

    Hello, I wish to buy someone membership as part of a Christmas present but I don’t want to put my email address as it then would be linked to my friend. I know his works email address for him but I wouldn’t presume that would be ok. (and I don’t want to ask because it’s a gift and he doesn’t know) Is there a way I could pay for one as a gift without me putting in an email address?

    • Paul Terry says:

      Hi again,

      If you want to buy a membership for someone else go ahead with your purchase as normal (and use your own email address), then contact us at hello@hullindependentcinema.com or add a comment in the appropriate box when making your payment to let us know that it’s a gift purchase. We’ll be in touch to make sure we have the right details for our records and ensure the membership is placed under the correct name. Thanks!

  3. Martin Bell says:

    Hi HIC!

    Tried to book tickets for ‘Hull on film’ to find the only two viewings were unsurprisingly sold out. Are there any plans for further opportunities to see the film? Many thanks

    Kindest regards


    • Paul Terry says:

      Hi Martin

      Sorry you missed out this time, but don’t worry, we’re currently working with Yorkshire Film Archive to run more screenings later in the year. As we find out more we’ll let everyone know.

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