This is a film still from PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE which screens at BFI Southbank on reopening day (17 & 30 MAY).
THIS MONTH

MAY 2021: What’s on in London this month

Our epic RADIANT CIRCUS roundup of the film festivals & repertory seasons showing across London’s indoor & outdoor venues.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus / Instagram @radiantcircus


At the time of posting, England’s reopening programme is going well and therefore London’s indoor screen venues will be joining their outdoor cousins from 17 May. This then is our first full monthly roundup since venues closed in March 2020. It’s also the first since we rebuilt our website which has brought its own teething problems… As RADIANT CIRCUS gets back up to speed, we apologise for being a bit late handing in our homework…

We’ve listed as many FILM FESTIVALS, REPERTORY SEASONS, and OUTDOOR FILM SEASONS as we could find at the time of posting. As pace continues to build, we will add new content as we find it: follow us @radiantcircus on TW & IG or sign up to our weekly newsletter THE BALLY for updates. We will also post our first weekly SCREEN GUIDE since last November in time for reopening week: this is where we list as many one-off screen events as we can lay our blogging hands on.

With so many delights returning to our screens, we return to an invidious situation of our own making: choosing a Featured Attraction of the month. We’ll defer judgement by simply celebrating the BFI’s winner of their audience vote to re-open BFI Southbank, as promoted on their Instagram: Céline Sciamma’s luminous PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE screens on 17 and 30 MAY (details below). This choice pairs well with the WOMEN PIONEERS OF FRENCH CINEMA season at Ciné Lumière where you can see Jacqueline Audry’s 1951 film OLIVIA from a new 4K restoration (19 MAY) and Agnès Varda’s CLÉO DE 5 À 7 (30 MAY – all details below).

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Richard // RADIANT CIRCUS



35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

Includes (check venue for full listings): CLERKS 35MM d. Kevin Smith, 1994 (17 MAY 12:30); HEAT d. Michael Mann, 1995 (18 MAY 20:15); SHAUN OF THE DEAD 35MM d. Edgar Wright, 2004 (19 MAY 18:00); PULP FICTION 35MM d. Quentin Tarantino, 1994 (19 MAY 20:30); DRIVE 35MM d. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011 (20 MAY 20:30); TALE OF SPRINGTIME aka Conte de printemps 35MM d. Éric Rohmer, 1989 (27 MAY 18:00); FIGHT CLUB 35MM d. David Fincher, 1999 (28 MAY 20:30); EMPIRE RECORDS [Original Version] 35MM d. Allan Moyle, 1995 (28 MAY 21:00); CITIZEN KANE 35MM d. Orson Welles, 1941 (29 MAY 13:00); TRUE ROMANCE 35MM d. Tony Scott, 1993 (29 MAY 18:25); and, NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND 35MM d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1984 (30 MAY 11:50 – SUB).

70MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

Includes (check venue for full listings): 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 70MM ‘unrestored version’ (17 to 30 MAY).

ANIMA(C)TION at Ciné Lumière (from 23 MAY)

“Our new series focuses on French animated gems with regular screenings of both classic and contemporary films, talks, Q&As, workshops and more.”

Includes (check venue for full listings): LE ROMAN DE RENARD aka The Story of the Fox d. Irène & Ladislas Starewitch, 1930-41 + FOX HUNT d. Anthony Gross & Hector Hoppin, 1936 (23 MAY 16:10).

ANIME SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (from 21 MAY)

“A selection of Anime screenings taking place at The Prince Charles Cinema.”

Includes (check venue for full listings): AKIRA d. Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 (daily 21 to 27 MAY – SUB); and, NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND 35MM d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1984 (30 MAY 11:50 – SUB).

ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS at The Prince Charles (ongoing)

“A selection of films celebrating significant anniversary milestones in the year of 2021!”

Includes (check venue for full listings): DRIVE 35MM d. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011 (20 MAY 20:30); THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Theatrical Edition) d. Peter Jackson, 2001 (22 MAY 11:30); HARD EIGHT aka Sydney d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996 (26 MAY 17:30); and, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE d. Elia Kazan, 1951 (28 MAY 17:35 / 29 MAY 15:40).

BEST OF CÉSAR 2021 at Ciné Lumière (from 18 MAY)

“While cinemas were closed almost everywhere, we got to see the award ceremonies without being able to watch any of the films. Hence this broad selection of films nominated and awarded at this year’s French César.”

Includes (check venue for full listings): MY DONKEY, MY LOVER & I aka Antoinette dans les Cévennes d. Caroline Vignal, 2020 (various dates from 18 to 27 MAY); LA BONNE ÉPOUSE d. Martin Provost, 2020 (22 MAY 20:40); and, DE GAULLE d. Gabriel Le Bomin, 2019 (28 MAY 16:10 / 10 JUN 20:30).

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE TIMELESS BEAUTY OF BLACK & WHITE at BFI Southbank (from 17 MAY)

“A collection of the best the big screen has to offer.”

Includes (check venue for full listings): PERSONA d. Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (17 MAY 14:30 / 28 MAY 21:00); TOUCH OF EVIL d. Orson Welles, 1958 (18 MAY 14:30 / 31 MAY 12:45); THE TANGO LESSON 35MM d. Sally Potter, 1997 (18 MAY 20:45); CITIZEN KANE 35MM d. Orson Welles, 1941 (19 MAY 17:50 / 30 MAY 12:40 / 21 JUN 20:45); L’ECLISSE aka The Eclipse d. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962 (20 MAY 14:15); LA HAINE 4K d. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995 (20 MAY 17:50 / 29 MAY 21:00); THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (Director’s Cut) d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1971 (21 MAY 20:30 / 31 MAY 12:50 / 07 JUN 17:45); STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. 4K d. Charles F Reisner & Buster Keaton, 1928 + Live piano accompaniment (22 MAY 12:00); CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 aka Cléo de 5 à 7 d. Agnès Varda, 1961 (22 MAY 21:00); THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (Director’s Cut) d. Peter Bogdanovich, 1971 (21 MAY 20:30 / 31 MAY 12:50 / 07 JUN 17:45); THE BIG CITY aka Mahanagar d. Satyajit Ray, 1963 (23 MAY 12:10 / 23 JUN 17:40); THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW aka Il vangelo secondo Matteo d. Paolo Pasolini, 1964 (23 MAY 15:20 / 24 JUN 17:40); THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER d. Charles Laughton, 1955 (24 MAY 14:30 / 08 JUN 20:50); THE KILLERS 4K d. Robert Siodmak, 1946 (25 MAY 20:30 / 08 JUN 14:30); ALICE IN THE CITIES aka Alice in den Städten d. Wim Wenders, 1973 (26 MAY 17:50); ERASERHEAD 4K d. David Lynch, 1976 (27 MAY 18:20); and, MAN HUNT 4K d. Fritz Lang, 1941 (28 MAY 18:10).

DREAM PALACE at BFI Southbank (from 17 MAY)

“We celebrate getting back in to the cinema with some of our favourite filmmakers and friends.”

Includes (check venue for full listings): PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE d. Céline Sciamma, 2019 (17 MAY 20:45 / 30 MAY 12:20); BLOW OUT d. Brian De Palma & John G Fox, 1979 + Intro by Ben Roberts, BFI CEO (17 MAY 17:45); THE GENERAL 4K d. Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926 + live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand + Intro by Stuart Brown, BFI Head of Programme and Acquistions (18 MAY 18:10 / 29 MAY 12:45); THE SHOUT d. Jerzy Skolimowski, 1978 + Pre-recorded Intro by director Mark Jenkin (19 MAY 17:40 / 03 JUN 18:00); THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER d. Peter Greenaway, 1989 + Intro by Justin Johnson, BFI Lead Programmer (20 MAY 17:30); FOOTLOOSE d. Herbert Ross, 1984 + Pre-recorded intro by director Francis Lee (20 MAY 20:45 / 29 MAY 18:00); DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA d. Spike Lee, 2020 + Intro by Tricia Tuttle, BFI Festivals Director (21 MAY 18:00); CAR WASH 35MM d. Michael Schultz, 1976 + Intro by Gurinder Chadha (21 MAY 20:55); BEGINNING d. Dea Kulumbegashvili, 2020 + Pre-recorded intro by director Luca Guadagnino (22 MAY 11:30 / 22 JUN 20:30); BLACK NARCISSUS 35MM d. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1947 + Intro by director Edgar Wright (22 MAY 14:20); THE WONDERS aka Le meraviglie d. Alice Rohrwacher, 2014 + Pre-recorded intro by director Mark Cousins (22 MAY 15:15); HAIR d. Milos Forman, 1979 + Pre-recorded intro by director Kleber Mendonça Filho (22 MAY 20:30 / 28 MAY 17:45); MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION 35MM d. Douglas Sirk, 1954 + Intro by Heather Stewart, BFI Creative Director (23 MAY 12:45); FEAR EATS THE SOUL aka Angst essen Seele auf d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974 + Intro by Heather Stewart, BFI Creative Director (23 MAY 15:45); BEAU TRAVAIL d. Claire Denis, 1999 + Pre-recorded intro by director Kirsten Johnson (23 MAY 18:40 / 30 MAY 18:20); MIRROR aka Zerkalo d. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975 + Pre-recorded intro by director Małgorzata Szumowska (24 MAY 17:50 / 09 JUN 14:30); SYNDROMES & A CENTURY 35MM (d. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006) + Pre-recorded intro by director Chaitanya Tamhane (24 MAY 20:30 + 19 JUN 17:50); GOODBYE, DRAGON INN aka Bú sàn d. Tsai Ming-liang, 2003 + intro by director Peter Strickland (26 MAY 18:10); THE GLEANERS & I aka Les glaneurs et la glaneuse d. Agnès Varda, 2000 + Pre-recorded intro by director Zhu Shengze (27 MAY 18:15 / 25 JUN 14:30); THE SEVENTH SEAL aka Det sjunde inseglet d. Ingmar Bergman, 1957 + Intro by Mike Williams, Editor Sight & Sound (28 MAY 20:50); BROADCAST NEWS d. James L Brooks, 1987 + Intro by director Sarah Smith (30 MAY 15:40); and, CAR WASH d. Michael Schultz, 1976 (31 MAY 18:50).

ÉRIC ROHMER at The Prince Charles (from 27 MAY)

Includes (check venue for full listings): TALE OF SPRINGTIME aka Conte de printemps 35MM d. Éric Rohmer, 1989 (27 MAY 18:00).

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON at The Prince Charles (from 26 MAY)

Includes (check venue for full listings): HARD EIGHT aka Sydney d. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996 (26 MAY 17:30).

HER VOICE: BLACK WOMEN FROM THE SPOTLIGHT TO THE SCREEN at BFI Southbank (from 17 MAY)

“We invite you to revel in the artistry of these amazing Black women performers.”

Includes (check venue for full listings): AMAZNG GRACE d. Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2018 (17 MAY 18:10 / 29 MAY 15:15); WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME d. Nick Broomfield & Rudi Dolezal, 2017 (18 MAY 20:50 / 26 JUN 18:10); SIREN OF THE TROPICS aka La sirène des tropiques d. Mario Nalpas & Henri Étiévant, 1927 (19 MAY 18:10 / 05 JUN 12:20); STORMY WEATHER 4K d. Andrew L Stone, 1943 (19 MAY 20:50 / 05 JUN 15:00); DREAMGIRLS d. Bill Condon, 2006 (22 MAY 17:50 / 23 JUN 20:30); ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS d. Leslie Woodhead, 2019 (24 MAY 18:10 / 19 JUN 15:20); … BUT THEN. SHE’S BETTY CARTER d. Michelle Parkerson, 1980 + GOTTA MAKE THIS JOURNEY: SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK d. Joseph Camp, 1983 (29 MAY 12:10 / 07 JUN 18:00); SPARKLE d. Salim Akil, 2012 (30 MAY 18:40 / 10 JUN 20:35); and, MAVIS! d. Jessica Edwards, 2015 (31 MAY 16:10 / 17 JUN 20:40).

JAMES BOND 007 at The Prince Charles (from 22 MAY)

Includes (check venue for full listings): FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE d. Terence Young, 1963 (22 MAY 18:25).

L.A. NIGHTS at Backyard Cinema (from 19 MAY)

“Catch your first flight of the summer with Backyard Airlines as you’re transported to the sun-kissed beaches of Los Angeles.”

Includes (check venue for full listings): PITCH PERFECT (19 MAY 20:00); MAMA MIA! (20 MAY 20:00); MAGIC MIKE (21 MAY 20:00); GREASE (22 MAY 16:00); THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (22 MAY 20:00); SING (23 MAY 12:00); PITCH PERFECT (23 MAY 16:00); WONDER WOMAN 1984 (23 MAY 20:00); BACK TO THE FUTURE (27 MAY 16:00); GODZILLA VS KONG (27 MAY 20:00); MARY POPPINS RETURNS (28 MAY 16:00); ROCKETMAN 28 MAY 20:00); MOANA (29 MAY 12:00); GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (29 MAY 16:00); MOULIN ROUGE! (29 MAY 20:00); FINDING NEMO (30 MAY 12:00); THE PRINCESS BRIDE (30 MAY 16:00); JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH (30 MAY 20:00); THE LITTLE MERMAID (31 MAY 12:00); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (31 MAY 16:00); and, WONDER WOMAN 1984 (31 MAY 20:00).

MIAMI BEACH at Backyard Cinema (from 17 MAY)

“Smash-hit sensation Miami Beach is back and better than ever, with over 30 tonnes of sand, guaranteed sunshine and our signature palm tree cocktails.”

Includes (check venue for full listings): THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (17 MAY 20:30); WONDER WOMAN 1984 (18 MAY 20:30); DIRTY DANCING (19 MAY 20:30); GREASE (20 MAY 16:30); ROCKETMAN (20 MAY 20:30); STAND BY ME (21 MAY 16:30); CHICAGO (21 MAY 20:30); MOANA (22 MAY 12:30); GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (22 MAY 16:30); MAGIC MIKE (22 MAY 20:30); E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (23 MAY 12:30); HAIRSPRAY (23 MAY 16:30); A STAR IS BORN (23 MAY 20:30); GREASE (24 MAY 20:30); PITCH PERFECT (27 MAY 16:30); WEST SIDE STORY (27 MAY 20:30); THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (28 MAY 16:30); DIRTY DANCING (28 MAY 20:30); THE LION KING (29 MAY 12:30); GREASE (29 MAY 16:30); MAGIC MIKE (29 MAY 20:30); THE LITTER MERMAID (30 MAY 12:30); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (30 MAY 16:30); LA LA LAND (30 MAY 20:30); THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (31 MAY 12:30); GREASE (31 MAY 16:30); and, GODZILLA VS. KONG (31 MAY 20:30).

ROBERT ALTMAN: AMERICAN OUTSIDER at BFI Southbank (from 17 MAY)

“We pay tribute to one of the most distinctive and audacious American directors.”

Includes (check venue for full listings): M*A*S*H d. Robert Altman, 1970 (17 MAY 20:30 / 19 MAY 14:30 / 29 MAY 20:45); A WEDDING 4K d. Robert Altman, 1978 (18 MAY 20:40); BREWSTER MCCLOUD 35MM d. Robert Altman, 1970 (20 MAY 19:00); MCCABE & MRS MILLER 4K d. Robert Altman, 1971 (21 MAY 14:30 / 31 MAY 18:30); CALIFORNIA SPLIT d. Robert Altman, 1974 (21 MAY 17:50 / 24 MAY 20:50 / 31 MAY 15:45); THE LONG GOODBYE d. Robert Altman, 1973 (23 MAY 18:20 / 27 MAY 10:50); Robert Altman, Outsider and Innovator: An Illustrated Online Talk by Geoff Andrew (24 MAY 19:00); 3 WOMEN 4K d. Robert Altman, 1977 (26 MAY 20:40); THE JAMES DEAN STORY 35MM d. Robert Altman & George W George, 1957 (29 MAY 15:30 / 07 JUN 20:50); and, THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK 35MM d. Robert Altman, 1969 (29 MAY 17:50 / 08 JUN 18:00).

STUDIO GHIBLI at The Prince Charles (from 30 MAY)

Includes (check venue for full listings): NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND 35MM d. Hayao Miyazaki, 1984 (30 MAY 11:50 – SUB).

TEEN MOVIES at The Prince Charles (from 28 MAY)

Includes (check venue for full listings): EMPIRE RECORDS [Original Version] 35MM d. Allan Moyle, 1995 (28 MAY 21:00).

THAT’S KINO, BABY! at The Prince Charles (from 17 MAY)

“A cinematic love letter to the films that are love letters to film and cinema!”

Includes (check venue for full listings): SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN d. Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952 (17 MAY 17:30); and, 8 1/2 d. Federico Fellini, 1963 (25 MAY 20:30).

WOMEN PIONEERS OF FRENCH CINEMA at Ciné Lumière (from 19 MAY)

“This film series presents the work of the pioneering female filmmakers who, from Alice Guy, the first person to make a fiction film, to Chantal Akerman and Diane Kurys, are sometimes unsung trailblazers in the history of cinema.”

Includes (check venue for full listings): OLIVIA 4K d. Jacqueline Audry, 1951 (19 MAY 18:35); OLIVIA 4K d. Jacqueline Audry, 1951 (23 MAY 14:00); CLÉO DE 5 À 7 aka Cleo from 5 to 7 d. Agnès Varda, 1961 (30 MAY 14:00).


Deeper Into Movies at Dalston Roof Park

Includes (check promoter for full listings): SAINT MAUD d. Rose Glass, 2019(03 MAY 19:30); MOGUL MOWGLI d. Bassam Tariq, 2020 (10 MAY 19:30); POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ d. Celeste Bell & Paul Sng, 2021 (17 MAY 19:30); SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS d. Lisa Rovner, 2020 (18 MAY 19:30); and, THE FALL – IT’S NOT REPETITION, IT’S DISCIPLINE (31 MAY 19:30).

The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water

Includes (check venue for full listings): GODZILLA VS KONG d. Adam Wingard, 2021 (08 MAY 18:15 / 09 MAY 20:30 / 13 MAY 19:00 / 15 MAY 21:00 / 19 MAY 21:30 / 21 MAY 22:30 / 23 MAY 16:30 / 26 MAY 22:00 / 30 MAY 15:00); JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH d. Shaka King, 2021 (08 MAY 21:20 / 11 MAY 21:45 / 20 MAY 18:30 / 24 MAY 21:30 / 30 MAY 18:00); WONDER WOMAN 1984 d. Patty Jenkins, 2020 (09 MAY 16:45 / 18 MAY 21:30); SUPERINTELLIGENCE d. Ben Falcone, 2020 (10 MAY 18:30); JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (10 MAY 21:30); THE LITTLE THINGS d. John Lee Hancock, 2021 (11 MAY 18:30 / 16 MAY 20:30 / 26 MAY 18:45); BAD BOYS FOR LIFE d. Adil & Bilall, 2020 (12 MAY 21:45 / 25 MAY 21:30); MEAN GIRLS d. Mark Waters, 2004 (16 MAY 17:40); MORTAL KOMBAT d. Simon McQuoid, 2021 (almost daily from 17 MAY – check venue for details); SOUND OF METAL d. Darius Marder, 2019 (25 MAY 18:30); and, UNHINGED d. Derrick Borte, 2020 (27 MAY 19:00).

Drive In Film Club at Alexandra Palace

PADDINGTON (09 MAY 14:00); PULP FICTION (09 MAY 20:00); DIRTY DANCING (10 MAY 17:45); DAZED AND CONFUSED (10 MAY 20:45); PITCH PERFECT (11 MAY 18:00); MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (11 MAY 21:00); MEAN GIRLS (12 MAY 18:00); SHAUN OF THE DEAD (12 MAY 21:00); GREASE (13 MAY 18:00); SCREAM (13 MAY 21:00); COOL RUNNINGS (14 MAY 18:00); MOULIN ROUGE! (14 MAY 20:45); UP (15 MAY 14:00); JURASSIC PARK (15 MAY 20:15); MOANA (16 MAY 14:00); 50 FIRST DATES (16 MAY 17:00); CASABLANCA (16 MAY 20:00); E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (17 MAY 17:45); THE LITTLE THINGS (17 MAY 21:00); BLACKKKLANSMAN (18 MAY 18:00); A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, 1984 (18 MAY 21:30); QUEEN AND SLIM (19 MAY 17:45); DRIVE, 2011 (19 MAY 21:15); THE PHOTOGRAPH (20 MAY 18:00); THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (20 MAY 21:00); BLACK PANTHER (21 MAY 20:45); THE INCREDIBLES (22 MAY 14:00); THE GOONIES (22 MAY 17:00); ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (22 MAY 20:15); THE LAND BEFORE TIME (23 MAY 14:00); BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (23 MAY 17:00); WONDER WOMAN 1984 (23 MAY 20:00); THE GREAT GATSBY, 2013 (24 MAY 17:45); TOP GUN (24 MAY 21:15); THE LITTLE THINGS (25 MAY 21:00); BAD BOYS FOR LIFE (26 MAY 21:00); FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF: OPEN CAPTIONS (27 MAY 18:00); THE BEACH (27 MAY 21:00); TOP GUN (28 MAY 18:00); THE BIG LEBOWSKI (28 MAY 21:00); THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 1991 (29 MAY 14:00); 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (29 MAY 17:00); PULP FICTION (29 MAY 20:15); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 1991 (30 MAY 14:00); FORREST GUMP (30 MAY 17:00); CRUEL INTENTIONS (30 MAY 20:30); THE IRON GIANT (31 MAY 14:00); COOL RUNNINGS (31 MAY 17:00); and, FIGHT CLUB (31 MAY 20:00).

Drive In Film Club at Brent Cross

Includes (check promoter for full listings): BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (07 MAY 18:00); FRIDAY (07 MAY 21:00); FANTASTIC MR. FOX (08 MAY 14:00); THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SING-A-LONG (08 MAY 17:00); ALMOST FAMOUS (08 MAY 20:00); THE LION KING, 1994 (09 MAY 14:00); 500 DAYS OF SUMMER (09 MAY 17:00); THE BIG LEBOWSKI (09 MAY 20:00); THE BREAKFAST CLUB (10 MAY 18:00); DIRTY DANCING (10 MAY 21:00); LABYRINTH (11 MAY 18:00); PULP FICTION (11 MAY 20:30); SAVE THE LAST DANCE (12 MAY 18:00); THE GREAT GATSBY, 2013 (12 MAY 21:00); JAWS (13 MAY 18:00); JURASSIC PARK (13 MAY 21:00); AMELIE (14 MAY 18:00); CRAZY RICH ASIANS (14 MAY 21:00); RATATOUILLE (15 MAY 14:00); CASABLANCA (15 MAY 17:00); ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (15 MAY 20:00); COCO (16 MAY 14:00); THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (16 MAY 17:00); THE BEACH (16 MAY 20:00); WONDER WOMAN 1984 (17 MAY 17:45); THE LITTLE THINGS (17 MAY 21:15); ROCKETMAN: SING-ALONG (18 MAY 21:00); DIRTY DANCING: OPEN CAPTIONS (19 MAY 18:00); PARASITE (19 MAY 20:45); THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SING-A-LONG (20 MAY 18:00); 1917 (20 MAY 20:45); TOP GUN (21 MAY 18:00); E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (23 MAY 17:00); THE DARK KNIGHT (23 MAY 20:00); TOP GUN (24 MAY 20:45); BACK TO THE FUTURE (25 MAY 18:00); THE PHOTOGRAPH (25 MAY 21:00); GREASE (26 MAY 18:00); BABY DRIVER (26 MAY 21:00); THE GENTLEMEN (28 MAY 18:00); FRIDAY (28 MAY 21:00); HOME ALONE (29 MAY 14:00); EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (29 MAY 17:00); CLUELESS (29 MAY 20:00); THE LION KING, 1994 (30 MAY 14:00); THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (30 MAY 16:30); JURASSIC PARK (30 MAY 20:00); HOCUS POCUS (31 MAY 14:00); SISTER ACT (31 MAY 17:00); and, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (31 MAY 19:45).

HideAway Cinema at Honourable Artillery Company, EC1Y

Includes (check promoter for full listings): GREASE d. Randal Kleiser, 1978 (21 MAY 17:30); DIRTY DANCING d. Emile Ardolino, 1987 (21 MAY 21:30); THE LION KING d. Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, 1994 (22 MAY 10:00); LA LA LAND d. Damien Chazelle, 2016 (22 MAY 13:30; HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 d. David Yates, 2011 (22 MAY 17:30); JOKER d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (22 MAY 21:30); A STAR IS BORN d. Bradley Cooper, 2018 (23 MAY 15:30); GODZILLA VS KONG d. Adam Wingard, 2021 (23 MAY 21:00).

Rooftop Cinema at Bar Elba SE1

Includes (check venue for full listings): GREASE (09 MAY 21:00); DEADPOOL (11 MAY 21:00); MEAN GIRLS (12 MAY 21:00); MOULIN ROUGE! (13 MAY 21:00); THE BODYGUARD (16 MAY 21:00); PULP FICTION (17 MAY 21:00); GIRLS TRIP (18 MAY 21:00); AMERICAN PIE (19 MAY 21:00); JUNO (20 MAY 21:00); BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (23 MAY 21:00); GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (24 MAY 21:00); BIG (25 MAY 21:00); HOT FUZZ (26 MAY 21:00); CLUELESS (27 MAY 21:00); and, MAMA MIA! (30 MAY 21:00).

Rooftop Film Club, Peckham (from 21 MAY)

Includes (check venue for full listings): SOUND OF METAL (21 MAY 21:00); PRETTY WOMAN (22 MAY 21:00); SOUND OF METAL (23 MAY 21:00); DIRTY DANCING (25 MAY 21:00); BRIDESMAIDS (26 MAY 21:00); PULP FICTION (27 MAY 21:00); BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD’S A LITTLE BLURRY (28 MAY 21:00); SOUND OF METAL (29 MAY 21:00); SPIRITED AWAY (30 MAY 21:00); and, CLUELESS (31 MAY 21:00).

Rooftop Film Club, Stratford East (from 18 MAY)

Includes (check venue for full listings): THE GREAT GATSBY (18 MAY 20:45): BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD’S A LITTLE BLURRY (19 MAY 20:45); THE BREAKFAST CLUB (20 MAY 20:45); NOTTING HILL (21 MAY 21:00); FIGHT CLUB (22 MAY 21:00); THE PRINCESS BRIDE (23 MAY 21:00); GIRLS TRIP (25 MAY 21:00); BRIDESMAIDS (26 MAY 21:00); DIRTY DANCING (27 MAY 21:00); FRIDAY (28 MAY 21:00); JURASSIC PARK (29 MAY 21:00); MOULIN ROUGE! (30 MAY 21:00); and, PRETTY WOMAN (31 MAY 21:00).


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