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Discover more #LDNindieFILM with a monthly subscription at RADIANT CIRCUS, the “home of alternative screen culture in London” (Film London said that!). Subscriber support means we can continue to explore London’s alternative cinema scene to help you find your next film fix.


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RADIANT CIRCUS exists to help Londoners discover the city’s rich alternative cinema scene. We started blogging as new arrivals in the city, unable to find what’s on. Two years later, we can’t stop.

Released to no critical acclaim at all, and largely ignored by the internet, our first micro-movie celebrated London’s independent cinema venues. We had such a great time making it, we thought we’d release another.

Our second mini-masterpiece (we’re pretty sure our Mums will describe it that way when they see it…) celebrates the array of cult offerings to be found across London’s independent cinema scene from 60s, 70s & 80s horror promoters like World Wide Weird! to purveyors of classic double bills like Regent Street Cinema.

You can find more of our recommendations in the first of a new series of regular… screen guides, Regular late night movies, double bills, cults & (not so…) classics. In this series we’ll be looking at the reliable places (weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual events rather than one-off shows), so you always know where to find your next film fix. Next up: Regular queers.


RADIANT CIRCUS is powered by our monthly subscribers, a small but growing band of passionate film fans who spend a little out of their pockets each month to help promote London’s independent cinema scene to a wider audience.

Our subscriptions are available exclusively through Patreon, a web platform that helps creators get paid for their work. Subscriptions start from £2.99 per month (plus fees) for which you get our event listings delivered each morning (plus an expanding menu of other great rewards).

As a socially-minded start-up, every single subscription will help RADIANT CIRCUS build and grow. Some crowd-funding campaigns set impossible targets. We only need 1,000 passionate films fans to make RADIANT CIRCUS last far into the future. We hope you’ll join us.

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RADIANT CIRCUS is supported by readers’ monthly subscriptions, which start at just £2.99/month. Subscribers get our listings emailed directly as well as other great rewards. With enough subscribers backing us, we will be able to: 1) establish RADIANT CIRCUS as a permanent resource; 2) fund a full site rebuild to make our listings more social and searchable; and, 3) stage free events for subscribers as our way of saying a huge thank you! Our target? One thousand passionate film fans sharing what they love so that many more can discover it. Subscribe at

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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. Event dates/times are subject to change by the venue/organiser. We try to only list events you can book for at the time of posting: however, some events may still be sold out. Please click quickly! We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+.