Powell’s film masterpiece set in a shadowy Fitzrovia on big screen

Man with camera.

One of British cinema's most controversial films, and which was shot on location in and around Rathbone Street in Fitzrovia, will be screened on Friday and followed by a Q&A. Peeping Tom (1960) nearly ruined director Michael Powell's career after it was badly received due to its scenes of voyeurism and violence. But it held …

Bourgeois and proletarian cinema in and around Fitzrovia

Front of hotel.

The streets in and around Fitzrovia are home to a number of picture houses and film clubs. Some well-known and others a little hidden from view. Here's our round up of places to catch a good movie. Charlotte Street Hotel Film Club, 15-17 Charlotte Street London W1T 1RJ. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant and …

Documentary film festival to celebrate punk ruby jubilee

Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon, singing.

It was 40 years ago this year that rock group the Sex Pistols released their first single Anarchy In The UK and launched a cultural phenomenon that would change music and fashion forever. Now a year-long retrospective of the movement that attacked the establishment, mocked the British monarchy and sent the media into apoplexy is celebrating …

Movie posters, photographs, Lego cinema and film competition at gallery

Window of art gallery.

A gallery in Tottenham Street is currently hosting an interactive exhibition of contemporary film posters and photographs, and features a model cinema made of Lego bricks. There is also a film quiz, a poster design class, and a chance to win cinema tickets. State of the Art Cinema is presented by the Film Distributors' Association which is …

New venue rising beneath Oxford Street

Shop front.

On Wednesday evening beneath the well-trodden pavement of Oxford Street the sounds of guitar and saxophone will be filling the void hidden from the day's shoppers. Guitarist Jim Mullen and saxophonist Sean Khan will be serving a up a heady cocktail of jazz funk and DJ Eon Irving will be keeping the dancefloor filled. Called the Phoenix …

Birthplace of British cinema to be restored

By Anna Cullum Walking from the BBC headquarters on Upper Regent Street towards Oxford Circus, your curiosity might be aroused by a small entrance hall recently redecorated with smart marble surrounds and the word ‘Cinema’ embossed on the upper window. The doors are locked and the cinema has been closed to the public for 30 …