Events Walthamstow

Stow Film Lounge extend Fellowship Square residency to February

The independent cinema had originally partnered with the council for a five-film residency at the Town Hall in November

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Stow Film Lounge is to keep its cinema offerings going in the borough until February.

Following their recent sold out run of five films at Fellowship Square, their residency will extend into 2024. The first of eight scheduled films over the next two months, Sweet Sue, is screening on Friday 12th January.

The screening of comedy Sweet Sue will include a Q&A with the film’s producer Andy Brunskill and Curzon’s Jake Garriock. Directed by Leo Leigh the film was partly shot in Waltham Forest.

A full priced ticket for the screening costs £12, with concessionary £8 tickets on offer for students, over 65s and job seekers.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available, as well as freshly made popcorn.

For kids, Stow Film Lounge is showing Disney classic Bambi (1942) on Saturday 13th January and animated favourite Kung Fu Panda (2008) on Saturday 27th January. Children tickets cost £6 with accompanying adults paying just £4.

Founded in 2011 by former Museum of The Moving Image (MOMI) actors Nick Bertram and Marcus Shepherd, now respectively a film journalist and filmmaker, Stow Film Lounge was as a way to bring regular commercial screenings back to the borough as then, like today, Waltham Forest had no operating cinema.


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Since 2011 the Lounge says it has shown over 500 classic, cult, bespoke and festival films at both indoor and outdoor events to over 30,000 people.

The founders told the Echo: “Having big screen cinema events in the Borough is fundamental, both for us and for local residents’ benefit, culturally and economically. SFL started as the only regular commercially operating cinema in the borough and twelve years on we currently are again.

“We hope the former Empire will reopen, but either way we will keep on doing what we do – bringing people great movies and an opportunity to create happy memories. When it comes to cinema, if you don’t use it you lose it.”

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