A spectacular free weekend of pop-up films and movie magic in unexpected places around Leytonstone

All events, activities and screenings will be free, unticketed and on your doorstep. There'll be screenings under the stars and in some of Leytonstone's most iconic venues, alongside workshops, arts installations, music, markets and more.

Check out a thoroughly mixed bag of cinematic gems, kicking off with a dog-friendly opening night showing of Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, covering everything from anime hit Paprika, modern cult classic BlacKkKlansman, vintage Agnès Varda and more! Or get to know the history of Grime music homegrown within the borough and Leytonstone's now lost picture palaces.

Plan your your visit with our weekend planner available to download here.

A rare opportunity to see a gem of Hindi cinema and one of the great works of film history, Guru Dutt’s 1957 Pyaasa. A romance for the ages, we'll be bringing it back to screen in an intimate community setting nodding to the borough's Asian cinema clubs of the '70s.
Opening Night: Isle of Dogs
Join us for our dog-friendly Opening Night! We're screening Wes Anderson's stop-motion love letter to man’s best friend, Isle of Dogs. There’ll be snacks and drinks under the stars, and feel free to bring blankets, little ones and well-behaved pups.
Bugsy Malone
Dress up, sing along! Join us for a free family-friendly screening of Jodie Foster's breakthrough showstopper, Bugsy Malone, in Leytonstone's suitably historic St John's Churchyard. Complete with BSL intro and fully subtitled for HoH.
Cut the Chat: Audience Screening
Following their live podcast recording, Cut the Chat's Ace, Femi, Lee and Damon open out the vote to you to what makes it onto screen that eve! Cast your vote for either Breakin' (1984), Men In Black (1987), The Nutty Professor (1996) or Why Did I Get Married? (2007).
Local street food
We park up on Leytonstone High Road for an entirely car-free Sunday of markets and music. Don't sleep on delicious local street food, homegrown artists and designers, and a Luna Lounge-curated line up of live acts.