THURSDAY: What’s on in London today [15/12/22]

THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER 2022 (A–Z) // What’s on in London today across DIY, indie & alternative cinema including one-off screen events, film seasons, film festivals & our selection of new releases.

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TOKEN HOMO hosts BAR TRASH at Genesis Cinema & Rule Zero. Tickets £1 – Booking now!

BEING THERE 16mm d. Hal Ashby, 1979 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (15 DEC 19:30).

“After the death of his employer forces him out of the only home he’s ever known, a simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful tycoon and an insider in Washington politics.”

Ciné-Real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films from original 16mm prints. They are a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

  • THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN d. Martin McDonagh, 2022 at The David Lean (15 DEC 14:30 HOH & 19:30).
  • BEING THERE 16mm d. Hal Ashby, 1979 presented by Ciné-Real 16mm Film Club at The Castle Cinema (15 DEC 19:30).
  • BELL, BOOK & CANDLE d. Richard Quine, 1958 presented by Lobotomy Room Film Club at Fontaine’s (15 DEC 20:00 – FREE!).
  • BLACK CHRISTMAS d. Bob Clark, 1974 + Intro/Salon with Nick Walker, presented by Cult Classic Collective at Genesis Cinema (15 DEC 18:30).
  • Keep It Cult: CLUELESS d. Amy Heckerling, 1995 at Catford Mews (15 DEC 19:00).
  • GREMLINS d. Joe Dante, 1984 + Xmas movie quiz presented by Pulp Film Club at Whirled Cinema (15 DEC 19:30).
  • HAPPY TOGETHER d. Wong Kar-wai, 1997 at The Garden Cinema (15 DEC 16:00).
  • LION VS THE LITTLE PEOPLE d. Raphael Warner, 2022 at Genesis Cinema (15 DEC 16:15).
  • NORTH CIRCULAR d. Luke McManus, 2022 presented by Irish Film London at Bertha DocHouse (15 DEC 18:20).
  • Ukraine Fundraiser: PAMFIR d. Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, 2022 + Q&A presented by Ukrainian Signal at Genesis Cinema (15 DEC 18:15).
  • TRADING PLACES d. John Landis, 1983 presented by Black Ink Cinema at Jim & Tonic at The Print House (15 DEC 19:00).
  • ZUHAL d. Nazli Elif Durlu, 2021 presented by Reclaim The Frame x International at The Garden Cinema (15 DEC 20:00).

Check venues for full listings…

35MM PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles


CHRISTMAS at Everyman Cinemas

  • Check venue for daily listingsDIE HARD d. John McTiernan, 1988 (various dates); HOME ALONE d. Chris Columbus, 1990 (various dates); ELF d. Jon Favreau, (various dates); THE POLAR EXPRESS d. Robert Zemeckis, 2004 (various dates); CASABLANCA d. Michael Curtiz, 1942 (various dates); LOVE ACTUALLY d. Richard Curtis, 2003 (various dates).

CHRISTMAS at Genesis Cinema

  • DIE HARD d. John McTiernan, 1988 presented by Signature (15 DEC 21:00 + FREE drink).

CHRISTMAS at The Prince Charles




  • THE ELEPHANT MAN 4K d. David Lynch, 1980 (15 DEC 20:40).
  • New releases: LYNCH/OZ d. Alexandre O Philippe, 2022 (until 15 DEC various).

THE WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI at The Prince Charles

CHARLOTTE dir Tahir Rana, 2022:

RIMINI dir Ulrich Seidl, 2022:

THE SILENT TWINS dir Agnieszka Smoczyńska, 2022:

Also 09 to 15 DEC (various dates / times / venues):

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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/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. //.