Do something original with Disaronno
Wild, weird or wonderful? Discover an original night out with Disaronno
By day and by night, London is bursting with amazing things to do and places to go, so there’s never any excuse to stick to the same old scene. Mix up an original Saturday afternoon with mates or do something different for a Tuesday night out with someone special, and be inspired by our pick of this month’s more intriguing London highlights.
This wonderful West End picture house is one of the best places to see classic films. Along with Q&As with directors and screenings with live music, recent sessions have included a ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy binge and a Harvey Keitel-tastic all-nighter of 1970s New York films. November selections include ‘Scarface’ (Nov 12) and ‘The Untouchables’ (Nov 26) and there are regular weekday matinees for £8/£4. No wonder it’s Time Out readers’ favourite London cinema.
Long for something more personal and intimate from a night at the movies? The Lexi in Kensal Rise is a tiny, friendly cinema nestled between two houses. Outside, the words ‘I am a cinema. Love me’ are written, and as any discerning local will tell you, it’s an easy place to love. All profits go to charity, they show the latest movies as well as hosting classic film nights – and you can grab an armchair (a proper armchair, with candles on side tables) in the front row.
Freak out, man! As part of the Barbican’s blockbuster Pop Art Design exhibition, check out this series of movie screenings. The films on show reflect the cultural climate in which the innovation, excitement and visual daring of the Pop Art era had a huge influence. Drink in the swinging sixties with ‘Blow Up’, ‘Smashing Time’ and ‘Performance’, or set your controls for super-sci-fi with ‘Forbidden Planet’ and ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. And don’t forget to wear your grooooviest outfit… Nov 28-Dec 4.
Use your eyes and your ears to enjoy this true classic of silent cinema. Abel Gance’s 1927 silent film ‘Napoléon’ is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful works ever made, and composer Carl Davis wrote a magnificent score for it, which is rarely performed as a live accompaniment. Here the Philharmonia Orchestra will play during this marathon screening (with three intervals), starting at 1.30pm and ending at 9.30pm. It’s the serious film event of the month. Nov 30.