The Chiswick Cinema celebrated a one year anniversary on 25 June having opened during the pandemic last year. An exclusive Founder Members only evening on 23 June saw exclusive film previews NITRAM, THE PRINCESS, BRIAN & CHARLES and IT SNOWS IN BENIDORM, offered as a thank you for the support of Members who backed the cinema before it opened.

Complimentary drinks and food were offered as well as a chance to meet the management team and find out about all the events coming up in the cinema in the New Year.

The Chiswick Cinema Team

The films were hand-picked by Kathryn Smith (General Manager) and Chris Parker (Marketing Executive) to showcase the fantastic spectrum of experiences available in the cinema and make a bold statement as to the plans and programming for year two.

As part of their extended ethos to collaborate with a blossoming local community, the cinema also offered tickets for £5 tickets and 10% off food and drink as a thank you for the local area’s support. The day saw a cinema high of over 1000 admits in one day across shows from ELVIS to TOP GUN: MAVERICK. The cinema team look to continue such an offering occasionally in the future.

Selected Founder Memberships are also now available again for the cinema. Visit The Chiswick Cinema website for more information.

In other news, The Chiswick Cinema rounded out a spectacular five film programme Pride programme with a screening of Peccadillo Pictures’ Swan Song on 29 June. Movies on Weekends’ Sarah Cook chaired a post-film Q&A with queer pioneer director Todd Stephens joining a sold out audience live from New York. A first satellite Q&A for the cinema saw a diverse audience of interests engage the director on subjects from queer identity, Roe Vs Wade to filmmaking styles. The Q&A is the first of many in the cinema’s second year and opportunities are welcome to be submitted to the team should any arise. The five screenings were part of a collaboration with West London Queer Project who seek to increase diversity in London and offer events for LGBTQ+ identifying people beyond just drinking and app based activity.


Todd Stephens

Finally, as part of a new collaboration with Metropolis Recording Studios, The Chiswick Cinema offered an exclusive, money-can’t buy tour for Founder Members in tandem with Trafalgar Releasing’s George Michael Freedom Uncut. George recorded Listen Without Prejudice in Studio B back in 1990. As two world-leading Chiswick-based businesses, the cinema is proud to be forming a bold new partnership by bridging the gap between music and film with this and future events. The event is a key part of the cinema’s activity in redefining the cinema experience for a modern audience.

Metropolis Recording Studios