Film Event: Winter Film Club, Peckham

Winter Film Club
Taking over Peckham's Bussey Building for the festive season is Winter Film Club. Showcasing some Christmas classics (and some modern masterpieces too), myself and Jack were invited along to check it out. Here's a little look at our evening...

Winter Film Club Bussey Building
Brought you by the team behind Rooftop and Underground Film Club comes a new cinematic experience at the Bussey Building in Peckham. Located just inside the main entrance, Winter Film Club* is welcoming the Christmas cheer by hosting a series of seasonal screenings including Home Alone (1990), Elf (2003) and Love Actually (2003). Besides some fantastic Christmas films, they're also showing some recent releases including Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie (John Dower, 2015) and Disney's Finding Dory (Andrew Stanton, 2016). Having spotted True Romance (Tony Scott, 1993) on their program, we were keen to get along for the first week of the event to see what all the fuss is about. 

Winter Film Club Peckham
Winter Film Club review
Winter Film Club bar
Unlike in the Summer, there is no activities as such before the film but, before grabbing yourself a deckchair, you can hang out upstairs and enjoy the bar. One thing I really liked about the venue in particular (besides the all the pretty little tea lights) was the vintage film-themed decor. The table was decorated with film-reel canisters and the walls were decorated with projections and old film stills.

Winter Film Club Bussey Building Peckham
Home Alone Winter Film Club
Winter Film Club popcorn
With a few minutes to go before the film started, we grabbed ourselves some sweets, popcorn, a few blankets and our headphones and took to our seats. The best thing about having headphones is that you don't have to put up with anyone else's noise and you can still hear what's going on, even if you nip to the loo during the film.

Winter Film Club True Romance
Christopher Walken True Romance
Overall, I did enjoy our evening although I am certainly activities before that you get from Rooftop Film Club. One thing I will point out is that, whilst it is inside and there are blankets available, it's definitely worth wrapping up warm as it was absolutely freezing. And there is no heating. I did find that by the end of the screening and, especially on my way home, the temperatures had dropped dramatically and so make sure you dress for the cold as if you were outside all night.

As the weeks go on, I can definitely see this getting booked up and busy quickly so maybe make sure to arrive around 20 minutes before your screening starts although remember that there is not anything to do before hand. If you'd like to visit Winter Film Club, you can take a look at their program and buy tickets via their website. Don't forget you can also check out more related posts from Rooftop and Underground cinema here.

Well, that's it for another film event. Have you experienced Winter Film Club yet? If you're a movie lover, how do you celebrate film over Christmas? As always, I love reading your comments so please do leave me lots of lovely ones below.

Until next time fellow film fans,

Disclaimer*: This post is in collaboration with Rooftop Film. All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of the brand. 


  1. love the decor and what a great idea to have headphones!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    1. Yeah it was really cool. Loved all the little details - the toilets scared the shit out of me though haha x

  2. Sounds so amazing! I must go to something like this in the new year! I'm glad you had a nice time! The venue looks so amazing, I love that!
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    1. Yeah it was lovely, thanks hun - there's a whole bunch of different films too :) x

  3. Oh, I see you took a pic of "The Sicilian Scene" from True Romance where Dennis Hopper insults Christopher Walken with a story about his Sicilian heritage using racial epithets. That's some pretty bold dialogue from Tarantino. For Christmas, I normally watch some version of Scrooge. For upcoming films, I'm looking forward to Rogue One but I'm a little frightened of the rewrites and reshoots they had to do.

    1. I did :) Yup it's very iconic I think. I'm such a fan of Tony Scott and True Romance, such a shame. Ah fantastic, we booked our tickets for Rogue One on Thursday - I'm very mixed with Gareth Edwards. Monsters was amazing but Godzilla wasn't a good movie so I'm going in with no expectations. I also don't like Felicity Jones haha

  4. Oh my gosh I would love to go to something like this!! There was one near me in an abandoned swimming pool recently but I couldn't get tickets in time sadly :( I think the vintage decor is a lovely touch with the candles! I'd love to get under a blanket with a load of sweets and watch a movie here. Looks like it was such a lovely winter evening!

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    1. Oh that sounds so cool! I love stuff like that. The same company recently did a Jurassic Park screening at the Natural History Museum but tickets were like £35! Yeah was lovely - my idea evening out xx

  5. I love this! I actually had a market at Crafty Fox market at Peckham Bussey building. I will definitely check Film club out. :)

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    1. Oh really? I had no idea they did markets there too, that's awesome. Hope you enjoy it :) I really wanted to see Finding Dory there too! x


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