Who we are


A community cinema in the heart of South Norwood.

We are Stanley’s Film Club, a weekly cinema in the heart of the South Norwood community. We provide a welcoming and inclusive space where local people can come together and discover a lovingly curated programme of new releases, cult classics, documentaries and archive films.

Our events offer so much more than just a film screening, brought to life by a team of local people who work passionately to put the magic back into cinema-going. Alongside the film we seek to engage and inspire through exciting live elements including Q&As, talks, live music, DJ sets, workshops and themed catering – the list is forever expanding.

Our mission:

To unite South Norwood’s diverse community through the power of film.

The story so far:

We started life in November 2014, offering free fortnightly screenings of classic films at Stanley Halls. In October 2015 we re-launched as Stanley’s Film Club, setting up home on the beautiful vintage balcony within the main hall and expanding our programme to incorporate new releases, documentaries and short films. In the year that followed we hosted 12 monthly screenings, plus two special events, before transitioning to a weekly community cinema in October 2016.

Stanley’s Film Club is a member of Film Hub London, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, and is supported by the BFI’s Neighbourhood Cinema Equipment Fund.

Photo by Katy & Co. Wedding Photography katyandco.co.uk