London for Film Buffs

Indie cinemas, film galas, specialist film quizes, premieres - it's all here.

Obsessed with Bob De Niro's mohawk? Mesmerised by the fibs of Keyser Söze? Or do you wake up in a cold sweat wondering how the hell Mav pulled off that inverted dive with a Mig 28?

Yes? Then you love your film, my friend.

Luckily for you, an acute interest in film doesn't just mean your home cinema system is probably the envy of your friends... it also makes you damn popular company when it comes to the local pub quiz.

Film buffs: rejoice - London goes out of its way to pander to your passion... from some fantastic indie cinemas, film galas, specialist film quizes, star-studded premieres and a whole lot more... you're spoilt for choice.

Events you might enjoy

Watch, Talk, Think: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London
Watch, Talk, Think: Roma
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London
Exploding Cinema... our once-in-four-years show!
The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, London
Mulan - London Film Premiere
Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, Leicester Square, London
No Time To Die - London Film Premiere
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Sulphur and White - London Film Premiere
Curzon Mayfair, 38 Curzon Street, London

Places to buy things

The Movie Poster Art Gallery
Colville Place Gallery 1 Colville Place Marylebone W1T 2BG
The London TV & Movie Store
111 St. Martin's Lane Charing Cross WC2N 4BD
Limelight Movie Art
313 King's Road Chelsea SW3 5EP
Bamalama Posters
55 Leather Lane The City EC1N 7TJ

Something to read, put the kettle on...

Comic Book London
Here we take a look at the comic books inspired by, or set in London.
London in Film
Setting a movie in the British capital might be as easy as sticking a red bus in the background, but certain films have made London centre stage..
How to shoot a film in London
We investigate the pitfalls and pleasures of using iconic London as your film backdrop...

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City Guide

BFI London IMAX Cinema
Charlie Chaplin Walk
Barbican Screen
Silk Street
Everyman Hampstead
Holly Bush Vale
The Electric
Portobello Road
The Gate Notting Hill
Notting Hill Gate

Things to try

Movie Marathon
Where you can watch movies all night long (all night, all night).
Ten Rounds With De Niro Film Quiz
Have a pop at London’s toughest movie quiz.
Go to the pictures… in a pre-wartime setting
Take in a flick at one of Britain's first cinemas.
Rooftop Film Club
Cult and classic movies from a lofty position.
Chic Cinema Experience
Head to the Aubin Cinema for a new standard in film watching
Double Bills @ Riverside Studios
Catch a double at the home of TFI Fridays
Quote-along at volume
Recite your fave cinema quotes aloud without scorn
Secret Cinema
Fancy a quiet night at the cinema? Then move along...
Get a dose of cinema history
Decades of cinema all under one roof
Try the Back Room Cinema
Beer + Cinema = Awesome
Watch a movie with live music
The big screen accompanied by big music
Visit London’s smallest indie cinema
Watch new releases and cult classics with just 27 others
Go to a pyjama party at the cinema
It's fine if you need to doze off...

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