Winter Film Club
Tucked away down a side alley off Peckham High Street, make your way up a cobbled staircase and you'll find the Electric Theatre. The Winter Film Club have taken up residence throughout December to bring festive treats throughout the month.
Words by Danielle Morgan
Grab a pair of headphones and stake out your territory in a rickety deckchair for a screening of one of your favourite Christmas films. As you scoff popcorn and sip craft ale, the decaying walls and stripped floorboards are all illuminated with cosy lighting to create a warming, if slightly unconventional, home from home for a few hours as you lose yourself in festive folly.
One of Britain's first picture houses, Peckham's Electric Theatre opened in 1908. After a battle to keep the building from being renovated into flats, The Winter Film Club have done a great job of retaining original features of the building as well as a vintage decor throughout, to return the space to what it does best.
To Elevate, Instruct and Amuse; the theatre's original mantra and one that we can get behind this Christmas, appears above the door when you first enter the venue.Upstairs, there's a bar. Happy days! Illuminated in cosy candle light, they serve food and drinks throughout so if you fancy a festive tipple mid movie, you're in luck.
Moving inside from the chilly rooftop of the Bussey Building, the Rooftop Film Club's usual home, the Winter Film Club are screening an eclectic mix of Christmas films throughout December. From Home Alone, to Elf, Cool Running's and It's a Wonderful Life, the venue is your new Christmas go-to.
Special thanks to the Winter Film Club for teaming up with Rokit this year to offer our followers the chance to win 2 pairs of tickets to a festive screening throughout December. Stay tuned in the New Year for Rooftop Film Club happenings.