WELCOME TO LONDON’S “HOME OF ALTERNATIVE SCREEN CULTURE”*
> EXPLORE London’s historic cinemas, indie venues, pop-ups, festivals & film clubs
> SAVE time & money with our unique listings & screen guides
> SUPPORT alternative screen culture in London
Looking for movies beyond the mainstream? RADIANT CIRCUS has been helping Londoners discover great things to do in the dark since we first started exploring London’s alternative cinema scene in 2018.
Our unique listings offer a comprehensive guide to what’s on London’s independent cinema screens. Supported by subscribers at patreon.com, we create:
- monthly roundups detailing every rep season & film festival
- weekly digests specialising in one-off events & new releases
- daily updates to help you get straight to the action
We make daily recommendations based on what we want to see, post weekly news about London’s alternative screen culture & occasional write-ups about the events we’ve been to. We’re also busy creating our own big screen attractions where we’re reviving the art of cinema showmanship.
EXPLORE LONDON’S HISTORIC CINEMAS, INDIE VENUES, POP-UPS, FESTIVALS & FILM CLUBS
“I’ve just moved to London and can sleep easy knowing my filmic appetite will be sated thanks to this quality public service.” (@dnbdwd)
Want to get more out of London? As well as loving your local indie venue we can help you discover & explore more of London’s amazing alternative cinema scene!
We specialise in covering London’s evolving menagerie of independent film exhibitors from neighbourhood film clubs to lone wolf cultural historians. We also promote what’s on at London’s historic cinemas & a host of alternative, underground spaces & places so you never miss a frame.
Our listings cover everything from new documentaries to genre & cult classics, world cinema treasures, long-forgotten silents (often with live musical accompaniment!), artists’ video & mainstream titles given a revivalist twist. It’s like having access to the world’s best film school on your (extended…) doorstep.
SAVE TIME & MONEY WITH OUR UNIQUE LISTINGS
“A really fantastic resource for film lovers.” (@RochesterKino)
Wasting time searching for screen events…? Each week we scan several hundred websites & social media feeds as we research, compile & check our expert listings, saving you a whole bunch of time & effort!
We also know living in London gets very expensive, so we flag as many FREE film screenings as we can. To make life sweeter still, our monthly subscribers receive discount voucher codes for all RADIANT CIRCUS events as well as a few invites from our wonderful friends.
SUPPORT ALTERNATIVE SCREEN CULTURE IN LONDON
“I love everything you’re doing with RADIANT CIRCUS, the output is brilliant. & just so great to see it grow. Kudos to you.” (Fanmail)
Made by film fans for film fans, our listings started because, beyond a few heavily curated lists, there wasn’t a showcase for all the unruly attractions of London’s alternative cinema scene. Our comprehensive listings have become a regular & reliable guide for thousands of Londoners looking for great things to do in the dark (with strangers…).
We now want to grow our content, recruiting new contributors to diversify our voice & create more beautiful things together. The same goes for extending our portfolio of big screen attractions. So far we’ve:
- helped relaunch regular late-nights at the Rio Cinema;
- liberated office workers with our LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY;
- shared our indie cinema expertise at film festivals & universities.
We’re dreaming of a site rebuild to make our listings more searchable & shareable which will help us pursue our longterm ambition: to realise the full potential of that top billing Film London once gave us.*
Your support means we will continue to promote & preserve alternative screen culture in London. Thank you!
Richard [Barker-In-Chief, RADIANT CIRCUS]
RADIANT CIRCUS is supported entirely by readers’ monthly subscriptions. Subscribers get our unique listings emailed as well as other great rewards. They are a dedicated community of adventurous film fans supporting what they love so that many more can discover it. With enough subscribers backing us, we will be able to: 1) keep listing far into the future, 2) expand our content & coverage, 3) recruit & reward new writers, & 4) create beautiful things.
> Subscribe now at patreon.com/radiantcircus