Category: Film

winter-film-clubIt's all happening in Peckham at the minute and the film-loving folk behind London’s Rooftop Film Club know it. They're set to bring the magic of the silver screen back to one of London’s earliest cinemas with the launch of Winter Film Club.

For the month of December, Winter Film Club will take residency in Peckham’s cherished Electric Theatre to screen an eclectic mix of classics, new releases and Christmas showstoppers.

Staying close to their Peckham roots, the Winter Film Club will set up home in the stunning Edwardian cinema - First open to the marvelling public in September 1908, it was one of the first of the pioneering and influential Electric Theatres across London. After winning last year’s battle against turning the space into luxury flats, Winter Film Club is celebrating the theatre’s rich heritage by returning the space to its original purpose. With beautiful decaying walls, exposed original features and a 16’ x 9’ screen, Winter Film Club will stick to the cinema’s original ethos – etched on the old theatre’s door – ‘To Elevate, Instruct and Amuse’winter-film-club-2

Winter Film Club will boast a varied programme to please Elves and Scrooges’ alike, featuring Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie, British fan-favourite Love Actually, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Finding Dory, Casablanca and Absolutely Fabulous. The plush curtain will call with Christmas classics like It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, Home Alone and Die Hard.

Home to a licensed bar serving festive liquid refreshments and concessions to grab a snack or some freshly cracked popcorn to share. Settle in to a deckchair, slip the head phones on, step back into time and watch a festive favourite amongst one of London’s unique settings.

  • From Thursday 1st December – Friday 23rd December
  • Winter Film Club, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST
  • Tickets: £13
  • TICKETS RELEASED ON: Wednesday 9th November

 

Dance-a-Long 3Outdoor cinema experts, Rooftop Film Club, have announced the return of Dance Week with a toe-tapping, thigh slapping movie line-up celebrating the silver screen’s most iconic movers and shakers at Roof East, Stratford. From Baby’s iconic lift to the pelvic thrusts of Magic Mike, Dance Week - starting on Tuesday 23rd August - will encourage guests to cut loose in the aisles before, after and even during the screening helped along by dance instructors from the famous Pineapple Dance Studios.

To help guests channel their inner Tatum prior to the screening, Pineapple Studio’s resident choreographer Kira Bishop will be hosting 30 minute rooftop tutorials tailored to each movie  and open to Rooftop Film Club tickets and Bussey Bar guests alike. Kicking off the week is rooftop favourite Dirty Dancing (23rd August), nobody puts Baby in the corner, but how about a rooftop?  Guest can practice their best spirit fingers with Bring it On(25th August) and remember, it’s not a democracy, it’s a cheerocracy. It’s a Channing double with Magic Mike (24th August) and Step Up(27th August) so whether it’s stepping up to the streets or the stage, there’s dancing Tatum in a vest for everyone. On the Friday learn how to boogie and ballet like Billy Elliot (26th August) dance your frustrations away to A Town Called Malice under the stars.

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Guests will also enjoy a bespoke Dance Week cocktail menu concocted by the Roof East’s unforgettable Spirited Mixers team– featuring flavoursome floor fillers such as the Bellini Elliot and Baby’s Rooftop Rumba.

As the summer heats up kick off your dancing shoes and enjoy a dance-a-long to your favourite dance movie under the stars:

  • Tuesday 23rd August – Dirty Dancing – Learn how to Rumba like Swayze
  • Wednesday 24th August – Magic Mike – Street dance with a bit extra
  • Thursday 25th August – Bring It On – Cheer 101 with spirit fingers
  • Friday 26th August – Billy Elliot – Modern Ballet   
  • Saturday 27th August – Step-Up – Learn how to street dance like Tatum

To book your space at Roof East go to – www.rooftopfilmclub.com

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We are massive Everyman fans and were stoked (now there's a word you no longer hear) to realise that a little mini me Everyman (Everyman on the Corner) was popping up in Kings Cross.

Everyman is getting ready in good time for the opening of it's three screen mega cinema in the soon to be completed Coal Drops Yard. Coal Drops is the last large chunk of the beautiful redevelopment plans in Kings Cross and which will be finished in 2018.

Right now though pop to this Everyman on the Corner for a intimate experience with just 32 seats. The pop-up shows three films a day and you can expect The BFG, Ab Fab, and the rather disturbing Neon Demon on the bill currently.

Opens until the end of 2017
Plimsoll Building, Handyside Street, London, N1C 4UR
www.everymancinema.com

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The multi talented Raleigh Ritchie has turned his hand to directing in this new exciting venture. Teaming with Topman, Raleigh has directed his short film Hi Maintenance, which he wrote and scored based on the song "Cowards", from his incredible album 'You're A Man Now, Boy'.

TOPMAN TV and Raleigh have enlisted the help of their trusty fans to be a part of this unique creative project, which focuses on the highs and lows of a relationship. The six minute short film showcases Raleigh's talents as both a director and actor, adding to his flourishing CV of talents.

Watch below:

Words: Corrie Parris

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There are less than 28 days to go till Secret Cinema gets a lot darker as it enters an entirely new genre. Amidst much speculation we can now reveal that the next movie to receive the Secret Cinema treatment is Danny Boyle’s 2002 British cult classic, 28 Days Later.

The post apocalyptic thriller, often attributed to reinvigorating the entire zombie genre on a whole, stars Cillian Murphy as Jim, a bicycle courier who awakes from a coma to find that a virus has spread amongst the populace, all but resulting in complete societal collapse. The narrative then unfolds to follow the journey of Jim as he struggles to come to terms with what has happened and, ultimately, survive in a London that has been torn apart by the infected.

The 28 Days Later show will also act as the nationwide launch of Secret Cinema at this scale. Alongside the shows in London, another secret city will also be home to the experience.

Andrew Macdonald, producer of 28 Days Later said:

“Secret Cinema never fails to amaze with their experiences, and it’s exciting to see them tackle their first ever horror. London prepare.”

Macdonald, the film’s director Danny Boyle, as well as screenwriter Alex Garland, support the project and are excited about Secret Cinema’s approach.

Fabien Riggall, Founder and Creative Director of Secret Cinema said:

“Secret Cinema is excited to step into the world of horror with Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, a true British horror classic - we look forward to creating a suitably frightening and exhilarating experience. Secret Cinema’s expansion over the last nine years has been remarkable, we’ve now created experiences in New York and Berlin, as well as the many in London. But this will be a turning point for us as we embark upon our very first UK nationwide production.”

Secret Cinema will return from 14th April 2016 to 29th May 2016 and tickets will go on sale at 1pm on Thursday, 3rd March 2016 via the Secret Cinema website: www.secretcinema.org/tickets.

The 28 Days Later show will be part of the Secret Cinema Presents series and the first major show in 2016 following the huge success of Star Wars. It follows the critically acclaimed Secret Cinema “Tell No One” production (February-March) which reveals neither the title nor the location of the film.

More details on location for 28 Days Later will be revealed in due course but until then, repent, the end is extremely nigh.