London is a paradise for film-buffs. With pop-up cinemas, art house cinemas, film festivals, film clubs and film-making schools around every corner, it’s easy to see this capital’s undying passion for the big screen.
During your next stay at LUMA Concept Hotel London, why not take yourself to one of London’s edgy film nights or acclaimed film festivals?
Are you ready for our guide on film fanatic favourites in London? Lights, camera…Action!
London Short Film Festival
6th – 17th of January 2017
Every year the London Short Film Festival celebrates the work of emerging film-makers by showcasing their newest projects. Alongside this creative exploration of new talent are a line-up of guest speakers and an array of gigs on every evening. Check out their website for more information.
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
16 – 26th of March 2017
The British Film Institute, located on London’s Southbank near Waterloo, is one of UK’s most crucial creative hubs dedicated to preservation and the art of film-making in Britain. Honestly, if there is an event with the initials ‘BFI’ included in the title, it’s bound to be good.
BFI Flare is a Film Festival centred on the voices of the LGBT community. For ten days you can see a range of thought-provoking films celebrating and addressing the issues of the LGBT community. A must see film event in 2017.
Sci-Fi London Film Festival
27th of April – 6th of May 2017
One of the best Science Fiction Film festivals in the UK. Expect screenings of incredible science fiction films, a range of guest speakers, costume parades and a 48 Hour Film Challenge.
Rocky Horror Sing-a-Long
Rocky Horror Picture Show is the Queen of cult films.
Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight screenings are a strange cinematic wonder to behold. All year round the Prince Charles Cinema in London hosts sing-a-long renditions of the transgressive 70s film classic. If you’re looking for a campy night out without costumes and audience interaction why not check out the Rocky Horror Picture Show?
London is brimming with film clubs. Fancy seeing a Hollywood Classic? Or maybe a cult favourite? Or maybe you’re a fan of the ‘so bad it’s good’ factor? You’ll find it all here in London town.
Rooftop Film Club
Rooftop Film Club is an outdoor cinema that has regular screenings of all your favourite classics. Their venues are dotted around London, with Kensington being the closest venue to your Hammersmith accommodation at the LUMA Concept Hotel London in West London.
The Amy Grimehouse
The Amy Grimehouse film club (Great name, right?) loves anything camp, trashy and transgressive. If you are a fan of bad-taste films with a sense of humour and outrageous audience participation, then you’re in for a treat.
Classic Horror Campaign
Looking for a scare? The Classic Horror Campaign is sure to give you a fright with their old-school, double-bill scare-fests.