Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema

Iain Sinclair Leytonstone
Iain Sinclair introducing Edith walks at Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema, 2019

The last screening at the Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema was in October 2022 and I realise that we haven’t updated any of our news feeds since then. This is partly because we have no news to announce at the moment but the Pop-Up Cinema isn’t finished just yet.

We launched the Leytonstone Film Club in July 2008 with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger accompanied by a live re-scoring at Leytonstone Library in the Leytonstone Festival. And we ran continuously since then until the lockdowns started in March 2020. We returned in October 2021 but our numbers were seriously down on pre-pandemic levels leading to us taking a break a year later to re-assess our future. And that is where we’re currently at. Hopefully we’ll decide to carry on in some form. Whether that’s at Leytonstone Library remains to be seen. But the desire to bring cinema back to Leytonstone, the birthplace of Alfred Hitchcock, is as strong as it was when we launched with that great screening nearly 15 years ago.

Here are some photos from screenings and events over the years.