Rooftop Film Club: Peckham Rye

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Catch a movie in the clouds at the top of the Bussey Building in SE15, with a panoramic view over the city

It can be hard to keep your eyes on the films at the Rooftop Film Club in Peckham, what with the knock-out views over the city. The sunset panoramas will have you reaching for your cameraphone as soon as you arrive.

Like all the Rooftop Film Club venues this is state of the art outdoor cinema, with comfy director's chairs, blankets and wireless headphones. Film-wise, it's a mix of recent hits (like 'Room' and 'The Danish Girl'), ’80s classics ('Top Gun') and golden oldies ('Casablanca'). 

The roof space and bar open at 5pm and screenings start at sunset (check your ticket for the exact time). Food and drink are available, provided by local pop-up Italian supperclub Forza Win and Spirited Mixers.

And check out the Rooftop Film Club's venues in Shoreditch, Stratford and Tobacco Dock.

For full details visit www.rooftopfilmclub.com/london

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Ioanna La
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I love rooftops and I love films so it was one of the first things I did this summer! Such a nice evening out. Bussey Building is a wonderful venue, industrial, unique, with lots of stuff going on. On its rooftop there is a bar and a cinema. The bar serves delicious cocktails and the bartenders are so friendly. There is also some delicious Italian style food. The steak sandwich was to die for! The doors to the cinema usually open around 8:45. The staff is so friendly and they provide you with a blanket to keep you warm, because it can get very chilly up there! Be sure you wear warm clothes. Make sure you get enough of the stunning views. You will get to see the best urban sunset ever (well, second best, I think the best is at the Sky Garden). They have a great selection of movies for all tastes so make sure you go through the programme and chose carefully! After buying your tickets you can't do much but pray for nice weather. I have experienced both great and awful constantly raining weather and as you may have guessed I enjoyed the former much more! There's still plenty of movies left before August is over so book a ticket, what are you waiting for?

Ladyvp
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What a place to watch movies! The view over London is to die for! I absolutely love watching movies here. The movie selection is good. They have blankets and ponchos on days the London weather is not playing ball. 

Vieve W
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I've attended Rooftop Film Club before, but this was my first visit to the Bussey Building; which is odd as it's my nearest venue. As I entered the CLF Art Cafe (the Bussey building) I couldn't help but think what an odd little venue, literally tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Rye Lane. Who knew... Walking up 5 floors was no easy task and I was huffing, puffing and (at least in my head) blowing the house down. However, the walk was worth it...just for the views! The view is absolutely breathtaking, you could see the great West/East End skylines... only a bus ride away. The London Eye, was particularly eye catching. We went to see Straight Outta Compton/ not for the first time. When we got there, they exchanged our vouchers for wristbands and gave us free popcorn (included with our Time Out ticket) and then we chose our seats. The astro turf and deckchairs were particularly pleasing on such a lovely sunny evening. Before eating (but after choosing seats), we bought food, a steak sandwich and rice balls, and drinks from the bar. The food had the potential to be very tasty but was served stone cold, no napkins were available and it was overpriced. Drinks in the VERY BUSY rooftop bar were very reasonably priced however. Before the film started, the host cheerfully addressed the crowd, wishing us a good time and then we were underway. Straight Outta Compton is already a classic in my opinion, so if you haven't seen it already, do so! After over 2hrs, it was time to get up and go. A great evening overall, great atmosphere and eagerly anticipated every year (by me at least), I really enjoyed myself. Two tips: firstly sit near the speakers as we had absolutely no complaints over sound. Secondly, wrap up with the blankets as it gets really chilly, come sunset!

Miss Apple

It's great when fab things collaborate... A cool venue, amazing views, a genius concept in rooftop movies, a rewarding membership program in the Time Out Card, wicked good cocktails and the English weather being favourable!! A very good night out. Thanks very much.

Michael N

Watched "Stand By Me " on a gloried even care of those wonderful folk at Time Out Card ! Great film and truly amazing venue ! Amazing 360 views of our great city . Pilgrim Pizza and extraordinary cocktails . A very special evening . Great film great location. Great night ! Thank you Time Out Card !

Craig J

What a wonderful way to start the week! First time at the Rooftop Film Club for me and Emma W - but would definitely go again. Bar was fun, blankets were a necessity (it does cool down!). But as the temperature dropped with the sun, the views got better and better. The natural sound effects of planes overhead and trains down below only added to the nostalgic soundtrack of 'Stand By Me' (goodness, was it really 1986 when I last saw this gem?!). A last lingering look out over the Londinium skyline before leaving reminded us just what a wonderful place it can be. (the moody pic is EW’s!)

Cristina A

We had such a great time at the Rooftop Film Club in Peckham Rye last night! The venue is full of wonderful patina, the views are stunning, the food (wood over pizza!) and drinks are reasonably priced.

We started off gazing at the Shard in the distance and sipping on a cider. After ordering some pizza and claiming some blankets (2 each - it was a chilly night), we took our seats and chilled out with a pint in our hands watching a beautiful sunset. whilst waiting for the film to start. By the time the film started, I felt like I had already enjoyed myself much, much, more than on your average cinema excursion.

Rooftop Film Club is a cinema experience like to no other and you'd be a damned fool to miss it!

Dave S

Went for the Time Out Cardholder film screening and had a great time.  This was the first time we have been to a Rooftop Film Club and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  The sound and image quality were fine, it wasn't particularly chilly but the blankets were welcome.  Blend the great views and the rich colours of the twilight sky framing the screen and all round this was a special experience.


tim l

Great night out. Arrived early, in time for drinks and food. Delicious pizza made in wood oizza oven. Chilly evening, though blankets handed out, which helped. Fabulous views of London by night. Would definitely go again.

The Man on the Street

What a GREAT night. Although there was a chill in the air, I wrapped myself in the blankets provided by British Airways (I asked for more than one) and sat back to enjoy Sunshine on Leith. The whole experience was uplifting. The venue, the movie, the views, the bar and delicious hot dogs. As planes flew overhead I could not help reflecting on the wonderful freedoms we enjoy in London, and feeling sad for those in Syria and other parts where the sound of aircraft bring fear. Rooftop Film Club is special. 

shashank jain

fantastic views... it is right next to the franks cafe... the food is good and ofcourse beers (and drinks) are available they provided us with blankets as it did get a bit chilly in the night would recommend to go there better than shoreditch one as you get much much better views of the city