LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY at the Bridewell Theatre EC4Y (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019) invites busy City workers to "Liberate Your Lunch Hour!" with daily programmes of bitesize cinema. Here's our new trailer!
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LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY at the Bridewell Theatre EC4Y (22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019) invites busy City workers to “Liberate Your Lunch Hour!” with daily programmes of bitesize cinema. Here’s our new trailer!


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With our popup cinema project only two weeks away, we’re launching a campaign to encourage busy City workers to “Liberate Your Lunch Hour!” with a brand new trailer.

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY will be projecting bitesize film programmes from 22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019 at The Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (EC4Y). Our aim is to make lunchtimes more interesting by showcasing world class cinema in convenient lunchtime screenings. Audiences are welcome to bring their own lunches and everyone gets some free popcorn and a limited edition movie zine.

The short film in our trailer is SWIM by Maike Mahira Koller (2018), which opens our animation event, FRAME BY FRAME (24 OCT). SWIM was originally shown at the Women Over 50 Film Festival, one of our wonderful content collaborators.

As well as providing some alternative entertainment, we hope LUNCHTIME FILM will also create a much-needed change of pace in otherwise hectic working lives. Our Barker-In-Chief at RADIANT CIRCUS said:

“Research shows that eating lunch at your desk seriously dents your happiness, productivity and creativity. Our film schedule invites busy City workers to take a valuable break, relax, recharge and refocus. Who knows what inspiration awaits?”

We hope you can join us in liberating lunch hours across the City!

> Now booking at

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY is a collaboration between RADIANT CIRCUS, Lunchbox Theatre (St. Bride Foundation), Big Picture Film Club, Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, and Women Over 50 Film Festival. Follow their links to find out more.



[TUE 22 OCT] BETTER UNITED: At a time of national disunity, these short films explore the value of community to find common ground, work together & get stuff done (or simply have a good natter over a decent pint!).

[WED 23 OCT] ABOUT US: The stories we tell about people & places reveal a lot about us. But how do our stories get out there & who gets to tell them? These shorts show how stories can both define us & set us free.

[THU 24 OCT] FRAME BY FRAME: There’s more to animation than princesses & talking animals (well, we’ve got a cute ninja deer, but you know what we mean?). These animated shorts tell bold stories of both fact & fiction.

[FRI 25 OCT] UNCONVENTIONAL U: A celebration of difference for everyone who has ever come out, come of age or simply come alive. These shorts channel the fierce spirit to be yourself in an age of increasing conformity.

[TUE 29 OCT] SMART PHONE: These shorts were all made on smartphones, showcasing the potential of the camera in your pocket to create a mini masterpiece (& we don’t mean your cat “playing” the piano…).

[WED 30 OCT] LONDON STORIES: Life in London is a collage of constant choice & change. These shorts look at how the city is evolving & how the choices we make affect our lives & (possible) futures.

[THU 31 OCT] HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Join us this Halloween for a lunchtime lineup of short films with extra bite. These twisted tales will send shivers down your spine…

[FRI 01 NOV] THAT FRIDAY FEELING: Start your weekend early – & celebrate the end of our first pop-up! – with a flip-out fantastic programme of joyous shorts that will lift your spirits & send you back out with a smile.


LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY a new popup project cinema by RADIANT CIRCUS & Partners

Tickets are available now at or they can be booked over the phone (020 7353 3331 MON – FRI) and in person at the Bridewell Theatre box office.

Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door. Every ticket comes with some free popcorn and a limited edition movie zine (while stocks last).


  • LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY pops up at the Bridewell Theatre in the City Of London (St. Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ) from 22 OCT to 01 NOV 2019.
  • Film programmes screen TUE to FRI at 13:00 and last 50 minutes (with no adverts!).
  • Bring your own lunch and / or buy a drink and snacks at the venue bar 30 minutes before each film begins.
  • Please note that latecomers cannot be admitted.
  • All audience members must be aged 18 or over as some of the films address adult themes. Audience members are encouraged to bring some photo ID if they look younger than 20, just to be sure.


If you live or work elsewhere in London, you can invite LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY to popup in your location by contacting us directly (a DM should do the trick)! The project suits venues that aren’t used during the daytime including empty shops and other spaces. You can even invite us into your place of work to entertain and inspire your colleagues!

And that’s the meat of it…

LUNCHTIME FILM SOCIETY - Radiant Circus at the Bridewell Theatre - 22 Oct to 01 Nov 2019.

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