Boutique film club to launch at Stoke Newington Town Hall

Next month will see the launch of Thursday Night Cinema at Stoke Newington Town Hall. The Flicker Club, veterans in providing a boutique cinema experience, will be hosting the shows in the venue s Council Chamber in a fortnightly run of classic films to be shown throughout the year.

The 1948 film The Red Shoes will be the first flick to air on 10 May, and the evening will include a reading from Hans Christian Andersen s original story. Special guests, readings from the source material, Q&As and talks will feature alongside the billed films, all of which are adaptations from a novel. There will also be a bar serving a wide range of beverages including cocktails and champagne, and the popcorn will be dished up by Dragon Den s Love Da Pop boys on their vintage popcorn machine.

In keeping with the classic theme of the cinema club, the posters advertising the event have been designed by James Brown, a Hackney-based illustrator and printmaker whose has visualised the essence of retro cinema through his illustration.

Juliette McCrimmon from the flicker club, said: "The Flicker Club is thrilled to have a regular home in Stoke Newington Town Hall s beautiful Art Deco Council Chamber. We are looking forward to welcoming residents and spoiling them with an eclectic cinematic programme combined with surprises and treats along the way."

Tickets are priced at £8 - £10 per person, doors open at 7pm and the films start at 8pm. For more information about Thursday Night Cinema and for details on how to book tickets, visit: