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London's Most Popular Summer Film Event Goes Underground for Winter with 'Lost in Translation'

Where: Chalk Farm Road, United Kingdom, NW1 8EH
December 1, 2011 at 1:52 PM | by | ()

London-based film buffs most likely heard about—and frequented—this summer's Rooftop Film Club screenings, hosted at popular East End hangout Queen of Hoxton. Most shows sold out long in advance, with tickets to Wayne's World, Clueless, and Top Gun, disappearing almost immediately after being released online.

Sadly, a few of these screenings were rained out owing to the city's crappy fussy weather, much to the chagrin of many a Hoxton hipster. Just in time for the blistering cold holiday season, however, the Film Club has gone underground—literally. Migrating to Camden, the newly dubbed Underground Film Club at the historic Roundhouse

If you're not familiar with the Roundhouse, it's a former steam-engine repair shed-turned-ultra cool arts venue, and the programming comes from the same cinematically savvy crew as Rooftop…, with screenings taking place in the space's Dorfman Hub. The perks: warmth, and no chance of cancellations due to aberrant weather.

Not surprisingly, some of the films have already sold out. But fear not, because you still have a chance to catch Lost in Translation, Reservoir Dogs, Scrooged, and It's a Wonderful Life before the season ends.

If you do manage to snag a ticket, we highly suggest heading over Camden-way a bit early to sample nitro ice cream at nearby Chin Chin Laboratorists. Afterward, you can head out into the neighborhood's buzzy fray for a pint or two (the much-lauded real ale house Southhampton Arms, though not super close by, is just a skip away in Kentish Town), then return to your hotel having sated your cinephiliac tendencies.

[Photo: Sheep purple, via Flickr]

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