The indie screen culture we love has taken a battering. Coronavirus has closed venues, silenced exhibitors & isolated audiences. This is how we are responding.


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Revive The Dark is an audience-backed initiative to support and celebrate alternative screen culture in London powered by funding from subscribers at RADIANT CIRCUS.

Supported entirely by our subscriber community, #ReviveTheDark will:

◆   Raise funds to help indie exhibitors get back out there
◆   Celebrate outstanding acts of exhibition with new Audience Awards
◆   Significantly expand our scene content and coverage at radiantcircus.com
◆   Create a community of subscribers committed to preserving the rituals of cinema

The more subscribers we get, the more we can get done. That starts with 40% of every subscription going directly to fund indie screen events across the capital.

3 benefits of a monthly subscription

  1. Save (a lot of…) time – we browse several hundred sites every week to compile our listings. We then send you comprehensive weekly guides, daily updates & monthly roundups so you never miss a frame.
  2. Discover more film – we help you access the best of what’s on, from the early origins of cinema to its far frontiers. Explore more of London, from its historic cinemas to pop-up festivals in unique locations.
  3. Support indie cinema – as a subscriber, you’ll join a community of film fans dedicated to preserving the rituals of cinema. You’ll also know that your monthly fees will help fund indie film exhibitors across London, giving you even more great things to see.

Join us at patreon.com/radiantcircus.




*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/formats are subject to change by the venue/organiser. Events may already be sold out at the time of posting, so please click quickly. // We try to list as many original format screenings as we can (8 to 70MM), but sometimes formats change due to age of the print, availability, logistics etc, so please check ahead with your venue if the format is your thing. // 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+. // Finally, we always 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. //.