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 sing-a-long event at one of London's most iconic cinemas, there's bound to be something here for everyone…

 

The French Lieutenant's Woman + Q&A with Costume Designer Tom Rand

When? 19:00, Wednesday 6th November  How much? From £11.00  Where? South Kensington

What is it?

The French Lieutenant's Woman, featuring fantastic turns from the legendary Meryl Streep and the always delicious Jeremy Irons, adapted by Harold Pinter from John Fowles’ historical fiction novel. How very prestigious.

Sounds interesting! What else?

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, and it's easy to see why: check out that fantastic garb. This screening comes with a Q&A with the film's costume designer, Tom Rand, know for his work across lots of famous period dramas. Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Sing-A-Long to Dirty Dancing

When? 20:30, Friday 8th November   How much? From £14.50   Where? Leicester Square

What is it?

A sing-a-long screening of '80s classic Dirty Dancing at the famous Prince Charles Cinema… with the lyrics projected onto the screen! Dress up is highly encouraged, of course.

Sounds interesting! What else?

The screening comes with its own host, who will guide you through the sing-a-long process to ensure the best possible time is had. Plus you'll be gifted with a free, interactive prop bag. Get ready for the time of your life. Click here for tickets and more info.

 

By the Grace of God + Q&A with Denis Ménochet

When? 14:00, Saturday 9th November  How much? From £11.00  Where? South Kensington

What is it?

The latest film from acclaimed director François Ozon, By the Grace of God, hones in on three men whose lives have been ruined by a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Basically it's the French Spotlight.

Sounds interesting! What else?

Lead actor Denis Ménochet will attend this screening at the lovely Ciné Lumière for a Q&A session. 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.

Other Features

Best Films to Watch in London This Week

What movies to catch in the capital, from a violent Yakuza yarn to a classic romance back on the big screen for Valentine's Day...

The French Dispatch Trailer Gives Us The Most Wes Anderson-y Film Yet

The Paris-set newspaper caper, starring Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Timothée Chalamet - feels like the filmmaker turned up to 11

Oscar-Winning Parasite Will Expand to Over 400 UK Cinema Screens

Awards glory and box office success can only mean one thing for Bong Joon-ho's genre-defying South Korean satire: more screens!

Don’t Pause Uncut Gems

The arrival of the Safdie's latest on Netflix will come with a temptation to pause or watch the film in chunks. Here's why you shouldn't

Reviews

End of the Century review – short, sweet and sharp reflection on brief romance

Lucio Castro's debut feature might prove too low-key for some, but it marks out an exciting new voice in European cinema

The Call of the Wild review – Harrison Ford is a dog’s best friend

The Indiana Jones actor elevates a fun if not formulaic, CGI-heavy adaptation of the beloved Jack London novel

First Love review – energetic and violent Yakuza yarn

Takashi Miike's 103rd feature, a rom-com-gangster genre mishmash, proves thrilling and frustrating in equal measure

Sonic the Hedgehog review – video game adaptation goes nowhere fast

Jim Carrey does his best to inject some energy into a broadly-drawn film that fails to deliver on its promise of high speed thrills