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Art Deco cinema saved from conversion into a hotel
Art Deco cinema saved from conversion into a hotel

A former theatre turned cinema in the West End has been saved from conversion into a hotel after Camden council rejected an appeal from the developer.

Drive-in cinemas coming to London
Drive-in cinemas coming to London

With bricks-and-mortar cinemas closed at the moment, there’s a chance – for those who own cars – to watch films the American way.

Tickets Alert: Have a Nightmare before Christmas
Tickets Alert: Have a Nightmare before Christmas

Tim Burton’s Nightmare before Christmas comes back to the big screen this autumn, between Halloween and Christmas itself.

Tickets Alert: The Third Man 70th anniversary screening
Tickets Alert: The Third Man 70th anniversary screening

On the 70th anniversary of the very day that The Third Man was released in cinemas, there will be a very special screening in central London.

A book of cinema architecture – Odeon Relics
A book of cinema architecture – Odeon Relics

A hardback photo-book showcasing what remains of the iconic cinemas built by Oscar Deutsch in the 1930s.

Granada Tooting – A palace to the golden age of cinema
Granada Tooting – A palace to the golden age of cinema

In the 1930s, when Tooting was mostly farms, a grand cinema was built, and it’s still there today, and still open to the public.

Your name in an art-deco cinema
Your name in an art-deco cinema

Fancy having your name inscribed on the walls of a restored art-deco cinema? There’s a chance in Bromley, South London.

Free films in the cinemas this Sunday with the National Lottery
Free films in the cinemas this Sunday with the National Lottery

This coming Sunday (30th Sept), a number of London cinemas will offer free film tickets to anyone holding a National Lottery ticket.

A calendar of London’s outdoor cinema screens for 2018
A calendar of London’s outdoor cinema screens for 2018

This is almost certainly not a complete list of all the outdoor film screenings taking place in London this summer, but it’s probably not far off.

30th Anniversary Screening of Akira on the Big Screen
30th Anniversary Screening of Akira on the Big Screen

Difficult to imagine that the groundbreaking futuristic film that introduced many people in the West to anime is 30 years old.

Barbarella’s back on the big screen
Barbarella’s back on the big screen

Take a journey back to 1968 when Barbarella, a sci-fi adventure starring a creatively-clad futuristic Jane Fonda, was released in the UK.

An astonishing display of an obsessive collection of film facts
An astonishing display of an obsessive collection of film facts

Never has a database ever looked so beautiful. If the IMDB website were ever to be printed out on old computer punch cards, this is what it would look like.

Watch science fiction on a floating cinema
Watch science fiction on a floating cinema

Later this summer, a floating cinema will drift along the canals and put on a series of science-fiction themed film events.

Time Bandits returns to the cinema
Time Bandits returns to the cinema

OK, I don’t often write about films or what’s on in cinema’s but occasionally a message arrives that will make some people yelp with delight.