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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. #SupportIndieCinema // #ReviveTheDark

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! // We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+. // > Remember, always try to follow The Carny Code by “not screwing up anyone else’s game” //.