Dying to see a new film but feeling cheap/skint? I’ve set up a cheap cinema calendar of all the cheap films (some films free, most £7-and-under) in London – just click below to add it to your own GCal. Cinemas are all over town; some are showing the latest films, and some are screening old favourites (check out Cinereal for 35mm projection).
Shout out to Peckham and Stratford for having cheap cinema tickets all week long, and to the Prince Charles Cinema which has a £10 membership that gets you £1 screenings at least every month. There are also lots of great screenings in London’s pubs, and the Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street gets a special mention for its regular weeknight screening events that usually come with a very cheap dinner option on side. I also love cinephile film clubs like the Blue Stocking Club in Waterstone’s on Tottenham Court Road – check out their Facebook page if the next screening isn’t published in the calendar below.
And it’s not all freebies, pub screenings and zone 3 cinemas, either – the big institutions are taking part too, but cinemagoers have be smart about what night they go out in town.Usually, a cinema’s most affordable tickets come up early in the week, when cinemas are less crowded. Off the top of my head, the BFI is the most central cinema in that list, with the Barbican coming a close second for convenient after-work dates with the big screen. Skint? NBD. You can still afford the silver screen on a shoestring.
Last week I was lucky enough to go to the Little White Lies x MUBI screening of Daisies and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to help other people in London get along to free and affordable London cinema events like it.
I hope to update quarterly – if you have any screenings you want me to add, I’m on email@example.com.
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