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 Walloh's case, it's cinema, which means we've searched for the most interesting and unique film screenings taking place this week across the capital. From exclusive Q&As with the world's best directors to dress-up events, there's bound to be something here for everyone…

 

(500) Days of Summer at a Members' Club (For Free)

When? 18:30, Tuesday 25th June  How much? Free  Where? Hammersmith

What is it?

The brilliant rom-com (500) Days of Summer, with Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, screened at the swanky Kindred members' club in Hammersmith (no, you don't have to be a member to attend). Did we mention it's free?

Sounds interesting! What else?

A chance to visit the very beautiful Kindred building, catch a film, and make some new friends, all without paying a penny. Who said London had to be expensive? RSVPs are required, so don't forget! Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Dangerous Liaisons + Director Q&A

When? 18:00, Thursday 27th June  How much? From £10.00  Where? Kensington

What is it?

Stephen Frears' Oscar-winning period drama, Dangerous Liaisons, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Uma Thurman, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Sounds interesting! What else?

Not only will you be able to enjoy this '90s classic on the big screen, director Stephen Frears – best known for High Fidelity and The Queen – will attend for a Q&A session afterwards, alongside screenwriter Christopher Hampton. Chaired by Sir Christopher Frayling. Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Labyrinth: Masquerade Ball

When? 21:00, Friday 28th June  How much? From £13.50 Where? Leicester Square

What is it?

Jim Henson's cult classic, Labyrinth, screened at the iconic Prince Charles Cinema. A film in which David Bowie stars as a child-snatching Goblin King shouldn't work. It does.

Sounds interesting! What else?

This is a fully interactive screening, hosted by the cinema's own – albeit low-budget – “Jareth.” Attendees are encouraged to dress in the masquerade style seen in the film, and there will be prizes for the best costumes. Please, go as Sir Didymus. Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Studio Ghibli Pyjama Party

When? 21:00, Saturday 29th June  How much? From £17.50 Where? Leicester Square

What is it?

An overnight screening of six Studio Ghibli animated masterpieces at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, including Castle in the Sky, My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle. Is there a better way to spend 683 minutes of your life?

Sounds interesting! What else?

You don't actually have to wear pyjamas, but you can. In fact: why wouldn't you? Click here for tickets and more info.

 

Never Look Away + Director Q&A

When? 16:30, Saturday 29th June  How much? From £18.00 Where? Mayfair

What is it?

The Oscar-nominated war drama, Never Look Away, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. A blend of psychological thriller and period romance, here's your chance to catch it before its wide release.

Sounds interesting! What else?

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) will also be there for a post-screening Q&A. Maybe you can find out what went wrong with The Tourist.  Click here for tickets and more info.

 

A Star is Born Under the Stars

When? 20:00, Saturday 29th June  How much? From £15.50  Where? Crystal Palace

What is it?

A Star is Born, the Oscar-winning musical drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, shown on a massive screen, at night, at Crystal Palace Park. All together now: “I'm off the deep end…

Sounds interesting! What else?

Hosted by the “The Luna Cinema,” you’ll experience A Star is Born (ahem) under the stars. The park itself also has its own maze, and dinosaurs (sort of). Food and alcohol will be served throughout the night. Click here for tickets and more info.

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