Quirky Cinemas in London

A must for movie buffs, London is chocka with some of the most unique cinema events in the business. Whether you find yourself on top of one of the most unique rooftop bars in London, lapping up a classic on the big screen, dressing up for a vintage screening in a broody bar or hankering about during the summer in a city field with blankets, booze and a movie in tow, cinema events here are second to none. Check out our recommendations for some of the best quirky cinemas in London. 

Last updated on 26th November 2018




Whether you're a fan of cult classics like The Nightmare Before Christmas or modern movies like Elf and Love Actually, this Christmas pop-up can cater to you. Bringing winter an indoor heated space and a giant screen to Evolutionary Arts Hackney, this isn't one to miss.

This unique way to watch movies often includes an edible ticket on entry, flowing drinks and of course, delicious food to enjoy as the film unfolds. The big sofas and comfy seats mean you can curl up and enjoy all the action with a few home comforts along with the luxury of gourmet cinema snacks. 

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This regular event gives you the opportunity to experience short films from some of the world's most promising cinematic talents. It's a platform for those who love films, and those who wish to create as every event allows you to have your questions answered by special guests. Of course, there's a fully-stocked bar for you too. 

One of the best cinema pop ups in London this year, this quirky Christmas offering is bringing you a wealth of family favourites, from Frozen to Die Hard, alongside themed cocktails, tasty food and incredible decor.

Relax with a glass of fizz and your favourite flick at the gorgeous One Aldwych, courtesy of the legendary Curzon cinema group. Enjoy all the movie magic in an intimate 30-seat setting, before heading to Indigo for a three-course meal. 

Another on with luxury sofas, the Exhibit is one of London's most-loved independent cinemas. Screening all of the best cult classics, along as a few blockbusters, the cinema often offers the fantastic deal of dinner and a movie for just £19.95. 

This quirky cinema event in South London will be screening some of your favourite films from inside the beautiful Rivoli ballroom. Catch Pretty Woman, Bridesmaids, Rebel Without A Cause and many others at this fun London pop up.

This roaming film club are bringing Citypoint cult classic hits and festive flicks this December. Head over to nab yourself a beanbag and sip on mulled wine, with ticket revenue going to charity, now that's the festive spirit.