Filmbox Community Cinema, Beckenham, BR3: A regular community cinema club showing two films per Filmbox night. They are based at the Langley Park Centre for Performing Arts in Beckenham in the London Borough of Bromley. Offering great value independent cinema for adults.
Peckham Spings Presents, SE15: Part bar, part gallery and a full events space, Peckham Springs is located in three railway arches beneath Peckham Rye Station. They host regular film screenings including documentaries.
Sands Films Cinema Club, SE16: Free showings – donations appreciated . A real community resource ; political bias + music events . Plus fantastic archive of many things theatrical with a professional costume hire and repair service. Imaginative, labyrinthine windy corridors and delightfully decorated loos
SW London Film Fans: They have regular meetings to review the latest releases and meet new people. They mainly visit cinemas in the SW area: the Cineworld in Wandsworth for blockbusters/big releases as well as the Cine Lumiere (in South Kensington), the BFI Southbank, BFI IMAX, Victoria Curzon, Clapham Picturehouse and the Ritzy in Brixton.
Whirled Cinema, Loughborough Junction, SW9: This is small and cosy cinema, a world away from the multiplex experience. With an inexpensive monthly membership, this is the place to go to find interesting films that have no ads or trailers and to “kick back with a few drinks and make new friends in a chilled and welcoming environment.” Hidden away under the arches in Loughborough Junction (SW9), they are one of London’s best kept secrets.
Wimbledon Film Club, SW19: Dedicated to showing what you didn’t know was out there, Wimbledon film club show the best of Brit, indie and world cinema. They screen in central Wimbledon at the hmvcurzon on alternative Tuesdays. It is run as a charity for the whole community by unpaid volunteers.
Wimbledon Library Film Club: Screening “orginal, bold and fascinating films” their aim is to show the kind of films you don’t get the chance to see on in cinemas and on TV. They organise a bi-monthly film club screening of shorts, features and documentaries made by up and coming directors. Each screening is followed by a session with the directors.
The Frontline Club, Paddington, W2: The Frontline Club has its history rooted in the freelance video news industry and offers everything you could want from a media club. It has a public restaurant on the ground floor where eating, drinking and conversation are de rigeur for a very diverse clientele who are passionate about current affairs. There is a clubroom where screenings, workshops and talks take place. It is finished off with an Annexe that has 12 bedrooms.