Visit London Blog » rio dalston Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Spooky Cinema: Halloween Films in London Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:30:11 +0000

London’s cinemas are offering up another splattering of fearsome films this Halloween, from hammer horror to kitsch comedies. Can you keep the popcorn steady?

St Barnabus Church, Ealing
What could be more chilling than Murnau’s silent Nosferatu (1922) with a live organ accompaniment on Halloween night? Try watching it in a church. Head to St Barnabus Church, Ealing to see this black and white Expressionist classic.

  • Nosferatu (1922) Wednesday 31 Oct, Doors 7pm, screening 8.30pm

Prince Charles Cinema
The Prince Charles Cinema is screening Terence Fisher’s classic Dracula (1958), starring Peter Cushing as vampire hunter Van Helsing, and Christopher Lee as the eponymous blood-sucker.

Horror fans can also get their teeth stuck in to a special Halloween double bill of the original The Exorcist (1973) and critically-acclaimed Spanish horror film [REC] – a film crew, an abandoned mental institute and no way out. What could go wrong?

  • Dracula (1958): Tuesday 30 Oct 8:45pm
  • [REC] (2007) and The Exorcist (1973) Double-Bill: Monday 29 Oct 7pm and 8.45pm

BFI Southbank
As well as Raimi’s breakthrough horror film The Evil Dead (1981), and the longer US cut of Kubrick’s horror masterpiece The Shining (1980), the BFI Southbank is taking a more cerebral approach – and not in the cannibalistic sense.

League of Gentlemen and Sherlock star Mark Gatiss follows up his acclaimed BBC Four series “A History of Horror” with Horror Europa, a feature-length assessment of European horror cinema with an accompanying Q&A session.

  • The Evil Dead (1981) Sun 28 Oct, 9pm; Saturday 3 Nov, 4pm; Sunday 4 Nov, 8.40pm
  • The Shining (1980) Wed 31 Oct, Fri 2-Fri 16 Nov, various times
  • Horror Europa (2012), Sun 28 Oct, 6.15pm

Rio Cinema
Aiming for a few more laughs than frights, the Rio Cinema, Dalston is resurrecting Ghostbusters (1984) for a late night screening the weekend after Halloween. Keep an eye on those marshmallows.

  • Ghostbusters (1984) Sat 3 Nov, 11.30pm
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Say It With Film: Valentine’s Day Cinema in London Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:00:56 +0000 If reserving that table at your favourite restaurant slipped your mind and you don’t fancy risking the flowers from The Wild Bean Café on the way home next Tuesday, then treat your loved one to a romantic night at the flicks.

Below are four Valentine’s Day cinematic highlights – all with tickets still available at the time of writing:

  • To Have and Have Not at BFI Southbank
    Bacall and Bogart star in this romantic war-time classic, loosely based on Hemingway’s novel of the same name. Bacall’s first film is worth it for her most famous line alone: “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve…?” 8.45pm.
    BFI Southbank, SE1 8XT
  • Harold and Maude at Rio Dalston
    An alternative Valentine’s Day treat, Hal Ashby‘s 1971 classic is the story of Harold, 20 and Maude, 79 to a soundtrack by Cat Stevens. Intriguing, surprising and unforgettable. 6.45pm
    Rio Dalston
    , E8 2PB
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Riverside Studios
    Love it or loathe it, nothing quite says romance like Blake Edwards‘ Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The Riverside Studios are also providing a three-course Valentine’s Day meal, plus a glass of prosecco and a ticket to either screening for £35. How can you say no to Audrey Hepburn and a glass of something sparkly? 6.30pm and 8.50pm
    Riverside Studios
    , W6 9RL
  • Romeo + Juliet at The Round Chapel
    See Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo + Juliet in the atmospheric surroundings of The Round Chapel, Hackney. Teenage angst has never looked so good. The bar is open from 7pm, and the film starts at 8pm.
    The Round Chapel
    , E5 0PU
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