SUPPORT #LDNindieFILM: London Cinema Reopenings A–Z

[UPDATED 31 JUL]: We’re keeping across news of London cinema reopenings as lockdown eases. This is also the place to find out how you can support your favourite indie. Get in touch if you have further news or updates about your local indie cinema or film venue. Support #LDNindieFILM.

By RADIANT CIRCUS

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We’ve been quiet for a while but it’s time to start projecting again. News about London’s alternative film scene is even more fragmented than usual right now as venues make their reopening plans, professional bodies shape guidance for covid-security and government policy continues to evolve…

This is our updated A to Z of ways you can support your favourite cinema or film venue. With many still hesitant about reopening for very understandable reasons, you can still support venues by taking out an annual membership, buying gift vouchers or shopping for some wonderful merchandise in their online stores. Thanks to bold distributors like Second Run, you can also stream and give at the same time. We’ve included information about cinemas who have received support through the BFI FAN / London Film Hub COVID-19 Resilience Fund.

Keep coming back as we will update this post as new news lands in our laps. We will also resume weekly email updates covering all other exhibitors including local film clubs and festivals with special Friday editions of our free newsletter, THE BALLY – you can sign up for that HERE.

We expect service will be a bit choppy as we grapple with even more information sources than usual, but it’s time to get our heads down… check back here for regular updates.

See you in darkness again soon.

Richard – Barker-In-Chief, RADIANT CIRCUS


SUPPORT #LDNindieFILM

How to support your favourite indie venue remotely:

  1. Become a member
  2. Donate to a campaign
  3. Buy a gift voucher
  4. Buy some cool sh*t
  5. Stream something at Second Run On Demand.

LONDON CINEMA REOPENINGS

(A TO Z BY VENUE)

ARCHLIGHT CINEMA

[Reopening: 07 August]

General Manager Chris Swney was interviewed HERE about plans for re-opening.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Film Club


ARTHOUSE CROUCH END

[Reopening: September TBC]

Currently receiving submissions for the HARINGEY STREAMED FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Student/Classic/Premier/Gold
Gift Membership:
Classic/Premier
Gift Vouchers:
£10/£15/£25


BARBICAN

[Reopening: gallery from 31 July // cinema TBC]

Recipient of funds from the new Second Run On Demand streaming service.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Membership/Membership Plus
Donate: £10/£15/£25/£50
Shop: Buy some cool shit.*

*We particularly like the Brutal Tote.


BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

[Reopening: TBC]

Donate: Online


BFI SOUTHBANK

[Reopening: 01 September]

Amongst many other online things, streaming JAPAN 2020, a season of classic and cult films on-demand via BFI Player. Free for 14 days.

Membership: Member/Champion/Patron
Gift Membership: Member/Champion
Donate: General/Southbank/Archive & Restorations


THE CASTLE CINEMA

[Reopening: Late August / Early September]

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Concession/Classic/Premier/Premier For Two
Gift Vouchers:
£10/£20/£30/£50/£75/£100
Donate: Online
Shop: Buy some cool shit.*

The Castle Cinema invites you to “plan for the future” by hiring the venue for “the best office Christmas party of all time”. Email for details (contact via website).

*If you’ve visited these campaign pages before, you’ll know we love a tote. Maybe it’s the word… or the utility of the design… 


CATFORD MEWS

[Reopening: food venues from 07 July // cinemas TBC]

Working with Dartmouth Films to bring you a streaming discount on new release THE ATOM: A LOVE AFFAIR.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Adult/60+/Student/Family/Lewisham Card Holder/NHS Trust Staff


CINÉ LUMIÈRE

[Reopening: 26 August]

Ciné Lumière, RBKC and Migrants Organise present a free streaming of Mary McGuckian’s A GIRL FROM MOGADISHU (18 to 20 JUN).

Recipient of funds from the new Second Run On Demand streaming service.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Classic/Kids (up to 12)/Family/Premium/School
Donate: Contact Venue


THE CINEMA MUSEUM

[Reopening: Next event scheduled – Women & Cocaine present CALL HER SAVAGE (06 OCT).]

Campaign: Sign the Petition
Donate: Just Giving
Shop: Buy some cool shit (merch & memorabilia*)

The Cinema Museum is battling closure at the end of their current lease. Sign the petition etc to show your support.

*Being horror heads, we particularly like the US poster for HALLOWEEN (1978 – Condition A).


CLOSE-UP FILM CENTRE

[Reopening: Library open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 12:00 & 18:00 // Cinema: September]

Recipient of funds from the new Second Run On Demand streaming service.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Individual/Dual/Cinema Only/Corporate 
Donate: PayPal
Pre-buy a cinema ticket: Standard/Member

Close-Up is also inviting you to hire the venue for a private function or screening now, so you can make final arrangements “when things return to normal”.


CURZON CINEMAS

[Reopening: Curzon Mayfair & Curzon Richmond from 24 July. Curzon Bloomsbury from 31 July]

Still streaming at Curzon Home Cinema.

Membership: Classic/Cult/Complete/Student
Streaming Service: Curzon Home Cinema


THE DAVID LEAN CINEMA

[Reopening: TBC]

Programming links to films you can see/stream for FREE.


DEPTFORD CINEMA

[Reopening: TBC]

Free On Demand service from deptfordcinema.org.

Recipient of funds from the new Second Run On Demand streaming service.

Membership: Become A Patron
Donate: PayPal


EVERYMAN CINEMAS

[Reopening: Barnet & Hampstead from 04 July // King’s Cross from 10 July // New Chelsea venue opens 24 July // Esher, Maida Vale & Crystal Palace from 31 July]

Regular viewing parties – search #EverymanHouseParty.

Membership: Everyman/Everyicon/Everywhere
Gift Vouchers: Gift Shop


FRONTLINE CLUB

[Reopening: bedrooms open 08 July // screening events TBC]

Weekly Fr(ON)t(LINE) Club special events.

Membership: Full/Overseas/Concession
Shop: Buy some cool shit.*

*We particularly like the Frontline Drinks Bottle (keep hydrated in a crisis, people!)


THE GARDEN CINEMA

[Opening: TBC]

Opening postponed.


GENESIS CINEMA

[Reopening: from 04 July]

Recipient of funds from the new Second Run On Demand streaming service.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Silver/Gold
Gift Vouchers: £5/£10/£20/£50


THE HORSE HOSPITAL

[Reopening: gallery from 09 July]

“Defend the Horse Hospital, so that it can take in all our hobbling and footsore arts, to make them fit and well.” Alan Moore

Campaign: Sign the Petition
Donate: Via PayPal
Shop: Buy some cool shit (merch & memorabilia*)

The Horse Hospital is battling closure at the end of their current lease. Sign the petition etc to show your support.

* We particularly like the Horse Hospital pin badges.


ICA

[Reopening: TBC]

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Recipient of funds from the new Second Run On Demand streaming service.

Membership: Blue/Green/Red
Donate: £5/£10/£20
Shop: Buy some cool books / Buy artist limited editions*

*We particularly like the Mathieu Malouf: Kit Cat Klock (final one remaining!).


JW3

[Reopening: TBC]

Operating online with streamed content & JW3TV. You can currently see REGINA + Q&A with director Diana Groo (16 JUN to 16 JUL).

Membership: Single/Double/Family/Student
Donate: Online


KINO BERMONDSEY

[Reopening: TBC]

Discounts for Curzon Home Cinema & MUBI.

Membership: Single/Joint


THE LEXI CINEMA

[Reopening: provate hires in August // public screenings in September]

Virtual cinema screenings.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Single/Joint/Student/Senior
Campaign: Spacehive

The Lexi is currently raising fitout funding for a second screen.


OLYMPIC STUDIOS

[Reopening: August]

Membership: Member’s Club/Film Club
Gift Membership/Vouchers: Gift Vouchers


PECKHAMPLEX

[Reopening: August]


PHOENIX CINEMA

[Reopening: TBC]

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Recipient of funds from the new Second Run On Demand streaming service.

Membership: Picturedome/Coliseum/Neon (15 to 26)/Rex
Gift Membership:
Picturedome/Coliseum/Neon (15 to 26)/Rex
Donate: 
Just Giving


PICTUREHOUSE CINEMAS

[Reopening: from 31 July]

Membership: Adult/Over 60s/Student
Gift Membership: Gift Shop
Gift Vouchers: £15/£20/£25/£50£75/£100


THE PRINCE CHARLES

[Reopening: TBC – not July]

Membership: Annual/Lifetime
Gift Membership:
Annual/Lifetime
Gift Vouchers: 
£10/£20/£60
Shop:
Buy some cool shit.*

*We particularly like the THE ROOM – Script, possible inspiration for that lockdown screenplay you’re already planning…?)


REGENT STREET CINEMA

[Reopening: TBC]

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Annual/Student
Campaign: Name A Seat


RICH MIX

[Reopening: Cinema = September]

Membership: Solo/Plus/Mixer (16 to 25)/Corporate
Donate: £5/£50/£75/£150/Other


RIO CINEMA

[Reopening: TBC]

Raising funds for The Rio Cinema Archive book.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Rio Donor Membership
Gift Vouchers: £10/£20/£25
Donate: Online
Shop: Buy some cool shit*

*We particularly like the Tatty Devine Popcorn Necklace (because we always leave the darkness with a kernel stuck somewhere…)


SCREEN25 CINEMA

[Reopening: January 2021]

Virtual streaming parties – search #Stream25.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Bronze/Silver/Gold
Gift Vouchers: From £5
Shop: Buy some cool shit.*

*We particularly like the Screen25 T-Shirt.


TATE MODERN

[Reopening: from 27 July]

Membership: Member/Member & Guest/Member & Guest & Extra Card
Gift Membership: Member/Member & Guest/Member & Guest & Extra Card
Donate: Online
Shop: Buy some cool shit.*

*We particularly like the look of the Keith Haring Fun Gallery Bum Bag.


WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE

[Reopening: 05 August]

Recipient of funds from the new Second Run On Demand streaming service.

Recipient of BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience funding.

Membership: Become a Friend
Gift Vouchers: £10/£25/£50 + Gift Memberships
Donate: Online


WHIRLED CINEMA

[Reopening: TBC]

Membership: Weekly/Monthly/Yearly
Gift Membership: Annual/6 Month


COMING SOON…

[YOUR VENUE?]

Membership: ???
Gift Membership: ???
Gift Vouchers: ???


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