Support #LDNindieFILM: Venue A–Z

[UPDATED 19 MAR]: We are collating information from venues & other indie exhibitors about how audiences can support #LDNindieFILM through this time of crisis. We will post everything we find here & share widely via Twitter @radiantcircus. Follow us there for news & updates. Get in touch if you have anything to add or update!

By RADIANT CIRCUS

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RADIANT CIRCUS launched just over two years ago with a mission to promote and preserve alternative screen culture in London. We have been blogging about our discoveries ever since, listing more venues, festivals and events each and every week. Our intention has been to help audiences find great things to do in the dark by showcasing the work of London’s many passionate film clubs, lone wolf promoters and venue staff who project their passions on the wall for our shared entertainment.

London’s alternative cinemas need support from audience members who can afford to do so at this time of crisis. Other voices are turning their attention to lobbying for government backing for small businesses, the hospitality and creative industries, and it is vitally important that they continue to do so. But RADIANT CIRCUS started as a result of audience activism and that is how we will continue, recognising that indie film exhibition is built on a simple unit of currency, the price of a ticket.

Independent exhibitors across London are reaching out to their loyal audiences to buy gift vouchers, annual memberships or donate to their fundraising efforts. We will use this page to compile links and updates as the crisis unfolds. Get in touch if you have more or updated information about your venue/film club etc.

Regular visitors to RADIANT CIRCUS will be familiar with long, scrolling lists of wonderful things to do in the dark. Now is the time to take direct action: do what you can to support #LDNindieFILM so that we can all gather again in darkness when this crisis is over.

Please share this page as widely as you can.

[& take care 🖤]

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

EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY

(A TO Z BY VENUE/ORGANISER)

ARCHLIGHT CINEMA

Membership: Film Club


ARTHOUSE CROUCH END

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


BARBICAN

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

*We particularly like the Brutal Tote.


BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE

Donate: Online


BFI SOUTHBANK

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


THE CASTLE CINEMA

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

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


CINÉ LUMIÈRE

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


THE CINEMA MUSEUM

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

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

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


THE DAVID LEAN CINEMA

Updating soon.


DEPTFORD CINEMA

Membership: Become A Patron
Donate: PayPal


EVERYMAN CINEMAS

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


FRONTLINE CLUB

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 postponed.


GENESIS CINEMA

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


THE HORSE HOSPITAL

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

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

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


KINO BERMONDSEY

Membership: Single/Joint


THE LEXI CINEMA

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

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


OLYMPIC STUDIOS

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


PECKHAMPLEX

Updating soon.


PHOENIX CINEMA

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


PICTUREHOUSE CINEMAS

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


THE PRINCE CHARLES

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

Membership: Annual/Student
Campaign: Name A Seat


RICH MIX

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


RIO CINEMA

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

From the Rio [18 MAR]: “Rather than asking for a refund for your booking, please consider the cost of your ticket to be a donation to the Rio or ask for a credit note.”

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


SCREEN25 CINEMA

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

*We particularly like the Screen25 T-Shirt.


TATE

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.


WHIRLED CINEMA

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


COMING SOON…

[YOUR VENUE?]

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


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