Best Special Screenings in London This Week

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

London: vast, diverse, and always ready to surprise you, no matter your thing. In Walloh's case, it's cinema, which means we've searched the capital for the most interesting and unique film screenings taking place this week. From a French-set sing-a-long that encourages dressing up to an immersive experience that places you in the heart of an espionage classic, there's bound to be something here for everyone…

 

Hamid in Wembley Park (For Free)

When? 19:00, Wednesday 12th June  How much? Free  Where? Wembley

What is it?

Award-winning Indian drama, Hamid, screened in Arena Square at Wembley Park. Best of all you don't have to pay a penny to watch it. See? Maybe the world's an alright place after all.

Sounds interesting! What else?

Part of Wembley Park's “Summer on the Screen,” season, this showing will also feature some pre-entertainment from Rowshanara Moni and a troupe of musicians, who will perform classic Hindi/Bollywood and Bengali songs. Arrive early to secure a deck chair (or five, if you're bringing the whole fam). Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Secret Cinema: Casino Royale

When? June-September   How much? £45.97  Where? Uh…

What is it?

The next in the always impressive and universally beloved “Secret Cinema” series. This time it's Bond classic Casino Royale, so expect beautiful gowns and razor-sharp tuxedos. Aside from the film screening, you get four hours plus of “surprises and dreamscapes.” Which is presumably why it costs so much.

Sounds interesting! What else?

It's suggested you dress up for every “Secret Cinema” event in order to encourage full immersion. Which means it's time to brush off that tuxedo you haven't worn since prom. There are still a few tickets available for numerous dates available in June-September. Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Sing-A-Long to Moulin Rouge!

When? 20:30, Friday 14th June   How much? From £14.50  Where? Leicester Square

What is it?

Baz Luhrmann's intoxicating jukebox musical, Moulin Rogue!, at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square – sing-a-long edition! Have you ever heard the “Elephant Love Medley” massacred by hundreds of people? Now's your chance.

Sounds interesting! What else?

This very special screening comes with its own live host, a goody bag, and promises non-stop fun and audience interaction. You're also encouraged to go in fancy dress. Late 19th century French chic it is, then. Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Diego Maradona + Q&A with Director Asif Kapadia

When? 17:30, Saturday 15th June   How much? From £12.50  Where? Soho

What is it?

Brand new documentary Diego Maradona, from renowned filmmaker Asif Kapadia (who also directed the brilliant documentaries Senna and Amy). This is the third in his “trilogy about child geniuses and fame.”

Sounds interesting! What else?

Asif Kapadia will attend the screening for a post-film Q&A session. Your chance to ask him how he keeps making such fantastic, gripping documentaries about tragic characters. Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Call Me By Your Name + Stop Making Sense Double Feature

When? 20:50, Saturday 15th June   How much? From £12.50  Where? Leicester Square

What is it?

Sumptuous romance Call Me by Your Name, screened back to back with Jonathan Demme's iconic Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense. What can we say? Some films go together like Elio and Oliver.

Sounds interesting! What else?

Trying to nail that perfect double feature is no easy task, but the Prince Charles Cinema – inspired by a similar screening in Dublin's Light House Cinema – have done exactly that with this musically-linked pairing. Click here for tickets and more info.

 

You Can Count on Me + Intro by Matthew Broderick

When? 20:00, Sunday 16th June   How much? £12.50  Where? Southbank

What is it?

Kenneth Lonergan's 2000 film You Can Count on Me, about a woman dealing with the arrival of her estranged brother, starring Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick. To top it off, Ferris Bueller himself will be there to introduce the screening!

Sounds interesting! What else?

Broderick is in town at the moment as the star of Kenneth Lonergan's play, The Starry Messenger. If you've ever wanted to see the voice of Simba from The Lion King in the flesh, now's your chance. Click here for tickets and more info.

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