Best Pop Up Cinemas in London

The last few years have shown that restaurant residencies and London pop ups go down an absolute storm; but what of pop up cinema in London? Well, quite simply, it's bloody awesome. From big screens under the stars to rooftop cinema events, immersive screenings to intimate city cinemas, London has some seriously good pop up cinema game, and here are the best.

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Last updated on 21st February 2019




The Exhibit proudly showcases London's smallest independent cinema; a boutique space filled with leather sofas for up to 28 guests. The venue brings you the cream of the crop when it comes to the latest releases and cult classic favourites.

@ Brunel Museum on Thursday 7th and Thursday 21st March 2019

Combining cosy camp fires with wild cocktails in a candle-lit gardens above ground with amazing films underground, Midnight Apothecary are hosting movie screenings with a twist. Settle in and catch six short documentaries as part of the 'Underwater Series' for the ultimate winter date. 

One of London's most impressive pop up cinemas, The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show takes you to the 69th floor of The Shard for a series of stunning screenings of old favourites and hot, new releases.

From Pretty Woman to Romeo + Juliet and A Star Is Born, FEST Camden is looking like the ultimate movie spot in north London. Catch cult flicks and modern favourites with fantastic rooftop views, hot toddies and freshly made pizza.

If you want your screening taken to the next then head down to The Grand where their epic movie nights bring you fancy dress, themed cocktails, quirky games and huge singalong experiences.

One of the best pop up cinema events in London, the Gourmet Cinema Club is a place where even your ticket is part of the feast. Enjoy some of the finest films from past and present while you snack on fancy cinema treats and slurp down some bubbles.

@ Mae J's Cafe on Fri, 8th Mar 2019 - Sat, 9th Mar 2019

Head down to Peckham's Mae J's where the bar and cafe will be hosting its first pop up cinema event this International Women's Day with a screening of the iconic Hidden Figures - an extra-special occasion for the venue as they take their name from Dr Mae Jemison who was the first black woman in space.

One of West London's best pop up cinema's, Chiswick's Brew Cafe offers a stunning selection of movies to suit every taste, alongside a tasty pizza menu and great selection of soft and hard drinks.

Join the team at the Rivoli Ballroom for one of these great pop up cinema events. With plenty of great movies to catch, just find your favourite and get ready to settle in with some popcorn and a beer.

Still haven't had a taste of this Archway spot's delicious offering? Head north this winter, as not only will they be serving up their moreish black charcoal pizza, but you can even get your hands on bottomless prosecco as they screen classic '80s films.

Head to Islington's The Old Queen's Head where they'll be cracking out the comfy chairs and free popcorn as they bring you a series of great film screenings, each just £3 a ticket.