Top 5 films screened in unusual locations this month

Where can you watch a decent movie in a quirky setting – in winter? All over the place, as it turns out

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Pop-up cinemas and pub film clubs are thriving at the moment. So we thought we’d select a few forthcoming screenings, where movie buffs can enjoy the shared silver screen experience, often along with food, drink and atmosphere that the multiplexes simply can’t match.

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1. More Than Honey @ St Martin’s Church

More Than Honey film screening Gospel OakCamden Friends of the Earth are screening this award-winning Swiss-made documentary about the plight of bees, which have been dying in unprecedented numbers in recent years. It aims to prompt action, but the message isn’t all doom and gloom either.Thurs 28th Nov, 6.30pm, FREE, St Martin’s Church, Gospel Oak

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2. The Intouchables @ Hampstead Old Town Hall

Every second Tuesday, Hampstead Film Society screens world cinema classics and documentaries at the Old Town Hall as a fundraiser for in-house charity Wac Arts. This French feature deals with an aristocrat who becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident and hires a young man from the housing projects to be his full-time carer. Tues 3rd Dec, 7pm, £5 entry, 213 Haverstock Hill. NW3 4QP

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3. Winter Warmers Season @ Hottub Cinema

Hottub CinemaKentish Town surf trip dude Sten first turned us on to this inspired concept, a drive-in movie where the cars have been replaced with giant jacuzzis. It’s a short Overground hop to Shoreditch High Street and don’t forget your swimsuit. Classic movies are selling out fast, but you can still catch Blades of Glory (Nov 28), Gremlins (Dec 5) or the highly appropriate Hot Tub Time Machine on the 10th. Let alone the bubbly speed dating and karaoke nights.
Every day except Monday, doors 6pm, £32 entry, Factory 7, Plough Yard, EC2A 3LS

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4. Uccellacci e Uccellini (Hawks & Sparrows) @ Pane Vino

On the first Sunday evenings of the month, central K-Town’s long-standing Sardinian restaurant (where you’ll find us hosting a special tasting plates evening tonight, remember) hosts Cinema e Cena – Movies at Dinner. A £20 pre-booked ticket covers a two course meal including with wine and aperitif, while an Italian arthouse movie is shown on a huge screen covering the window. In this month’s feature from 1966, two men debate Christianity and Marxism with a talking crow.
Sun 1st Dec, 7pm, £20, 323 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TJ

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5. Peeping Tom @ The Lord Palmerston

Peeping TomOn alternate Tuesdays, Tufnell Park Film Club operates at the area’s famous hillside boozer. The twist is that every film is connected to the previous one via an audience vote for what to show next. This time its Michael Powell’s 1960 tale of a voyeuristic serial killer. The film was initially panned by critics, effectively ending the director’s career. Recently championing by the likes of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola has repositioned it as a masterpiece.
Tues 26th Nov, 8pm, £10 membership, 33 Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5 1HU


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  • Simon

    I think you’ll find that (2) features a description for Intouchable/The Intouchables.
    The Untouchables is quite a different film.

    • Kentishtowner

      Oops, yes ta for that. Amended.

  • Nigel Smith

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