Best Special Screenings in London This Week

Fancy a film with that added oomph? Discover the most interesting and unique screenings in the capital...

London: vast, diverse, and always ready to surprise you, no matter your thing. In WeLoveCinema's case, it's cinema, which means we've searched for the most interesting and unique film screenings taking place in the capital this week. From exclusive Q&As with some of the world's most talented filmmakers to a blood-thirsty double bill at a very iconic cinema, there's bound to be something here for everyone…

 

American Woman + Q&A with Sienna Miller

When? 18:15, Wednesday 9th October   How much? £18.00  Where? Bloomsbury

What is it?

American Woman, directed by Jake Scott and starring Sienna Miller and Aaron Paul, zeroes in on a single mother who must raise her grandson after her daughter disappears. Early buzz says this one's a doozy.

Sounds interesting! What else?

This gritty drama/character study finally gives Miller the nuanced leading role she has always deserved; she'll also attend this screening for a Q&A session afterwards to discuss the film and her career. Click here for tickets and more info.

 

28 Days Later + 28 Months Later Double Bill

When? 21:10, Friday 11th October  How much? From £12.50   Where? Leicester Square

What is it?

Danny Boyle's iconic horror movie, 28 Days Later, and its more action-orientated sequel, 28 Weeks Later, on the big screen, screened back to back. That's a whole lotta fast zombies.

Sounds interesting! What else?

With rumours of a third film on the horizon, now's your chance to revisit these excellent – and very bloody – films (or watch them for the first time, if you've been living under a rock). Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Sing-A-Long to The Greatest Showman

When? 12:30, Sunday 13th October   How much? From £14.00   Where? Leicester Square

What is it?

A sing-a-long screening of everybody's favourite new musical, The Greatest Showman, at the famous Prince Charles Cinema… and with the lyrics projected onto the screen for all to see!

Sounds interesting! What else?

The screening has its own host, who will guide you through the sing-a-long process to ensure the best possible time is had – plus a free, interactive prop bag. Get ready to (ahem) rewrite the stars. Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool + Q&A with Director Stanley Nelson

When? 14:30, Sunday 13th October   How much? From £9.50  Where? Dalston

What is it?

Newly acclaimed documentary, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, pays tribute to one of the defining jazz musicians of all-time, complete with never-before-seen footage. It's not out on general release until next year, so now's your chance to catch it early.

Sounds interesting! What else?

The film's director, Stanley Nelson, plus Miles Davis' cousin, Vince Wilburn Jr (also a musician), will attend this showing of the film for a post-screening Q&A. Click here for tickets and more info.

Is there an event you’d like to see included on our weekly list of special screenings? Drop us an email at tom@welovecinema.com with any tips, suggestions, or requests.

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