SCENE DIRECTORY

DIRECTORY: London indie cinema venues (A–Z)

[UPDATED 16 DEC]: London’s indie cinema crowd funding campaigns, supporter schemes & reopening dates as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Get in touch if you have further news or updates about your fave indie cinema or film venue.

By RADIANT CIRCUS

Twitter @radiantcircus | Instagram @radiantcircus

Welcome to our regularly updated A to Z of London’s indie cinemas & film venues. As well as reopening dates, we’ve listed all the ways you can support them remotely through their crowdfunding campaigns, donations, annual memberships, gift vouchers & merchandise. We’ve taken ‘reopening’ to mean when you can book cinema tickets for in venue events: other facilities like cafés and libraries might be open earlier.

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Stay safe & see you in darkness soon.

Richard – Barker-In-Chief, RADIANT CIRCUS


#SupportIndieCinema // #ReviveTheDark

5 ways to support your favourite indie venue:

  1. Become a member
  2. Donate to a campaign
  3. Buy a gift voucher
  4. Buy some cool shit
  5. Stream something.

INDIE CINEMAS (A–Z)

ARCHLIGHT CINEMA

BATTERSEA POWER STATION, 22 ARCHES LN, NINE ELMS, LONDON SW11 8AB

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Film Club
Gift Membership:
TBC
Gift Vouchers:
Gift Vouchers

ARTHOUSE CROUCH END

159A TOTTENHAM LN, CROUCH END, LONDON N8 9BT

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Student/Classic/Premier/Gold
Gift Vouchers:
£10/£15/£25
Shop/Donate:
TBC

BACKYARD CINEMA (seasonal)

CAPITAL STUDIOS, RAM QUARTER, 13 WANDSWORTH PLAIN, WANDSWORTH, LONDON, SW18 1ET

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: TBC
Gift Membership:
Gift Vouchers:
TBC

BARBICAN CINEMA

SILK ST, BARBICAN, LONDON EC2Y 8DS

*We particularly like the Brutal Tote.

BELLINGHAM FILM PALACE

FELLOWSHIP & STAR, RANDLESDOWN RD, BELLINGHAM, LONDON SE6 3BT

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: TBC
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Shop/Donate:
TBC

BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

TOWN HALL APPROACH RD, TOTTENHAM GREEN, LONDON N15 4RX

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: TBC
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Donate:
Online

BFI SOUTHBANK

BELVEDERE RD, SOUTH BANK, LONDON SE1 8XT

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Member/Champion/Patron
Gift Membership:
Member/Champion
Donate:
Donate

BIRKBECK CINEMA

43 GORDON SQUARE, BLOOMSBURY, LONDON WC1H 0PD

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: TBC
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Shop/Donate:
TBC

THE CASTLE CINEMA

FIRST FLOOR, 64 – 66 BROOKSBY’S WALK, HOMERTON, LONDON E9 6DA

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

*If you’ve visited these campaign pages before, you’ll know we love a tote. Maybe it’s the word… say it with us, … “tote”… 

CATFORD MEWS

32 WINSLADE WAY, CATFORD, LONDON SE6 4JU

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Adult/60+/Student/Family/Lewisham Card/NHS Trust
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Shop/Donate:
TBC

CINÉ LUMIÈRE

17 QUEENSBERRY PL, SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON SW7 2DT

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Classic/Premium
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Donate:
Contact Venue

THE CINEMA MUSEUM

2 DUGARD WAY, KENNINGTON, LONDON SE11 4TH

Currently: CLOSED
Campaign: Sign the Petition
Donate:
Crowdfunder
Shop:
Buy some cool shit*

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 this US poster for HALLOWEEN (1978 – Condition A).

CLOSE-UP FILM CENTRE

97 SCLATER ST, SHOREDITCH, LONDON E1 6HR

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Individual/Dual/Cinema Only/Corporate
Donate:
PayPal

CURZON CINEMAS

VARIOUS VENUES

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Classic/Cult/Complete/Student
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Shop/Donate:
TBC

THE DAVID LEAN CINEMA

KATHARINE ST, CROYDON, LONDON CR9 1ET

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: TBC
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Streaming:
On Demand Links

DEPTFORD CINEMA

39 DEPTFORD BROADWAY, DEPTFORD, LONDON SE8 4PQ

Reopening: TBC
Membership: TBC
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Donate:
PayPal

Deptford Cinema is currently looking for a new home.

ELECTRIC CINEMAS

ELECTRIC CINEMA PORTOBELLO, 191 PORTOBELLO RD, NOTTING HILL, LONDON W11 2ED

ELECTRIC CINEMA WHITE CITY, TELEVISION CENTRE, 101 WOOD LN, SHEPHERD’S BUSH, LONDON W12 7FR

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Soho House
Gift Vouchers:
£30 to £150
Shop/Donate:
TBC

EVERYMAN CINEMAS

VARIOUS VENUES

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Everyman/Everyicon/Everywhere
Gift Vouchers:
Gift Shop
Shop/Donate:
TBC

FRONTLINE CLUB

13 NORFOLK PL, LONDON W2 1QJ

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Full/Overseas/Concession
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Shop:
Buy some cool shit*

*We particularly like the Frontline Drinks Bottle (keep hydrated people!)

THE GARDEN CINEMA

39 PARKER ST, HOLBORN, LONDON WC2B 5PQ

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Lifetime Membership
Gift Vouchers: TBC
Shop/Donate:
TBC

GENESIS CINEMA

93-95 MILE END RD, BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON E1 4UJ

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Silver/Gold
Gift Vouchers:
£5/£10/£20/£50
Shop/Donate:
TBC

THE HORSE HOSPITAL

COLONNADE, BLOOMSBURY, LONDON WC1N 1JD

Currently: CLOSED
Campaign: Sign the Petition
Donate: Via PayPal
Shop:
Buy some cool shit*

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

Alan Moore

* We particularly like the Horse Hospital pin badges.

ICA

THE MALL, ST. JAMES’S, LONDON SW1Y 5AH

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Blue/Green/Red
Donate:
£5/£10/£20
Shop:
Buy some cool shit*
Streaming: Cinema 3

*We particularly like the BLESS T-shirt

JW3

341-351 FINCHLEY RD, LONDON NW3 6ET

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Single/Double/Family/Student
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Donate:
Online

KINO BERMONDSEY

10 BERMONDSEY SQUARE, BERMONDSEY, LONDON SE1 3UN

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Single/Joint
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Shop/Donate:
TBC

THE LEXI CINEMA

194b CHAMBERLAYNE RD, KENSAL GREEN, LONDON NW10 3JU

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Single/Joint/Student/Senior
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Shop/Donate:
TBC

OLYMPIC STUDIOS

CHURCH RD, BARNES, LONDON SW13 9HL

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Member’s Club/Film Club
Gift Vouchers:
Gift Vouchers
Shop/Donate:
TBC

PECKHAMPLEX

95A RYE LN, PECKHAM, LONDON SE15 4ST

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: TBC
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Shop/Donate:
TBC

PHOENIX CINEMA

52 HIGH RD, EAST FINCHLEY, LONDON N2 9PJ

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

PICTUREHOUSE CINEMAS

VARIOUS VENUES

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

THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA

7 LEICESTER PLACE, WEST END, LONDON WC2H 7BY

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

*We drink A LOT of coffee putting our listings together, & we love horror shows, so a PCC FRIDAY 13TH mug seems pretty essential…

REGENT STREET CINEMA

307 REGENT ST, MARYLEBONE, LONDON W1B 2HW

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Annual/Student/60+
Gift Vouchers:
TBC

RICH MIX

35-47 BETHNAL GREEN RD, SHOREDITCH, LONDON E1 6LA

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

RIO CINEMA

107 KINGSLAND HIGH ST, DALSTON, LONDON E8 2PB

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Rio Classic/Lifetime Membership
Gift Vouchers:
£10/£20/£25
Donate:
Online
Shop:
Buy some cool shit*

*We particularly love this Tatty Devine designed popcorn kernel on a chain…

RIVERSIDE STUDIOS

101 QUEEN CAROLINE ST, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON W6 9BN

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: TBC
Gift Vouchers:
TBC
Donate:
Online
Campaign:
Name A Seat

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB (seasonal)

VARIOUS VENUES

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: TBC
Gift Vouchers:
Set Your Amount
Donate: TBC
Shop:
TBC

SCREEN25 CINEMA

HARRIS ACADEMY SOUTH NORWOOD, CUMBERLOW AVENUE, CROYDON, LONDON SE25 6AE

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Bronze/Silver/Gold
Gift Vouchers:
From £5
Donate
: Online
Gift Vouchers: Buy some cool shit*

*We particularly like the Screen25 T-Shirt...

TATE MODERN

BANKSIDE, LONDON SE1 9TG

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Member/Member & Guest
Donate: Online
Shop:
Buy some cool shit.*

*We particularly like the look of this book about Joan Jonas

WATERMANS ARTS CENTRE

40 HIGH STREET, BRENTFORD, LONDON TW8 0DS

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

Watermans has launched a crowdfunder campaign to keep their venue open. Their target is £60,000. Donate and help spread the word: #SaveWatermans. Read more here.

WHIRLED CINEMA

259-260 HARDESS ST, LOUGHBOROUGH JCTN, LONDON SE24 OHN

Currently: CLOSED
Membership: Weekly/Monthly/Yearly
Gift Membership:
Annual/6 Month
Gift Vouchers:
TBC

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*THE SMALL PRINT: Opinions author’s own. As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any errors. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version only. 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! // All images are used in the spirit of fair use for reporting & review – no ownership is implied or intended / unless otherwise credited to RADIANT CIRCUS as the original rights holder. We will remove any images immediately upon request – just get in touch. // We don’t filter our listings by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should therefore be 18+. // We try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game”, but everyone can make mistakes… If something does go wrong, we will always do our best to put it right. //.