Tired of stale popcorn, over-priced hotdogs and unsocial cinema foyers? Desperate to find a way to rekindle your love of going out to the movies? Here at Filmstrip we might just have the thing.

ALIBI – 91 Kingsland High St, Dalston

Not just a stylish bar, on Mondays this hotspot is transformed by Alibi Film Club into a free event where cult-film fans can enjoy classics and recent cult titles, like Dune and Scream.

Now showing: Pamela Anderson’s BARB WIRE (1996).


The Gothique Film Society – 2017 Season, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square

For the connoisseurs of horror, boasting obscure and rarely seen horror and fantasy films from the ‘30s to the ‘70s, this is the ideal place for a terrifying date-night.

This month’s theme is a “Tribute to Edgar Wallace”.

Tickets: £17.50 per season, £7 single show.


Oval Space Cinema Club – 29-32 The Oval

For the deep thinkers, Oval showcases political documentaries to art house features from around the globe. There’s also the chance for Q&As with directors, panel discussions and open debates. All that with hot food, organic popcorn and a fully stocked bar for mingling.

Tickets: Vary £5-12


Rooftop Film Club – Peckham Rye; Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch; Roof East

The days are getting warmer, and the sun is just starting to peak out. What better way to watch a film than outdoors at a rooftop bar with friends?  Screenings range from The Graduate and Casablanca to Selma and Theory of Everything.

Tickets: £14 (sell out fast)


Burgers and Movies – No 90 Main Yard

Every Tuesday No 90, clears away the tables and sets up relaxed seating for around 50, offering a burger and a beer for a tenner. Ranging from comedies to documentaries it’s the perfect chilled evening to grab a bite with a movie in a super easy-going setting.

Tickets: Free, pay for food.