|Pop Up Cinema is back - London Lo-Fi Season|
Throughout July, Cinema under the Westway salutes and hosts fellow London lo-fi micro-cine-pioneers, with one-off nights curated by Little Joe Magazine, Midsummer Night Screen, The Soheamians, Brick Lane’s Close-Up Film, Kino London, and The Suitcase Cinema.
Portobello ‘Pop Up’ is a not-for-profit digital Microplex cinema, nestled under the Westway. You will find it under the flyover, on the Portobello Road/Acklam Road junction.
Considered by some to be the spiritual home of The Clash, Britpop legends Blur have affectionately referred to the Ballardian site of our hand-built cinema space in their lyrics. But that’s not all: it is within spitting distance of Brett Anderson’s gaff and Jarvis Cocker has been spotted walking his dog just up the road. In fact, it is popularly believed that the cinema site is built on sacred ground and radiates a powerful vortex of creative energy.
Constructed using recycled and reclaimed materials in the heart of Ladbroke Grove/Notting Hill, it is above all the colourful setting and local community that make our cinema such a unique and special place to experience film.
Conceived of as a community Arts venture, it aims to offer a diverse and inspiring programme of films and events open to all, as well as providing an accessible platform for film-makers to screen their work. In September, it will play host to the annual Portobello Film Festival.
It's hoped that the cinema will act as a blueprint for other pop up projects. The Pop Up Cinema welcomes ideas for screenings from artists, filmmakers, NGO’s and voluntary groups – please use the contact form here to get in touch.
The Pop Up Cinema iis supported by: The Esmee Fairbain Foundation, The Craignish Trust, The Brian Guinness Family Trust, The Blue Door Foundation, The Barker Mill Family Trust, The Notting Hill Improvements Group, Hattie Edmonds, James Static, Clare Conville and The Westway Development Trust.
Tickets are obtainable on the door (no reservation/advance booking required) and they suggest of voluntary donation of £4. NB: Guest programmers may set a cover charge, please see events calendar for details.