FEAST Film Nights – monthly at the Book and Record Bar

Community cinema screenings on the last weekend of each month
– another volunteer-run initiative from West Norwood Feast.
Held at The Book and Record Bar, 20 Norwood High St, SE27 9NR

For our next screening, FEAST Film Nights presents:

PAN’S LABYRINTH (15) – 8pm, Friday 26th May

“One of the greatest of all fantasy films” – Roger Ebert.
A bookish young girl explores a dark fantasy world, entwined with the cruel reality of post-civil war Spain in 1944, where her stepfather is an army officer. Writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s wildly imaginative film is among the most acclaimed of the 21st century.

Book advance tickets here via Billetto:
Just £5 each (plus a small booking fee)


DAZED AND CONFUSED (15) – 8pm, Saturday 24th June

Here’s one to see with a bud or two… This cult classic, written and directed by Richard Linklater (later to make Boyhood, Before Sunrise etc), explores the last day of high school – and one wild May night – for a group of American teenagers who were the class of ’76. How could we fail to follow that classic rock soundtrack with a late set of 70s tunes at the Book & Record Bar?


Feast Film Nights bring together people who love films and their community, in an area of south London that currently has no cinema (for a few months more, at least). This volunteer group now gets together to programme and show interesting, classic, quirky or cult films and documentaries monthly in the Book & Record Bar.

Since Feast Film Nights got underway with screenings at the Portico Gallery in 2014, the emphasis has been not just on the film itself but on the whole ‘getting together’ experience. As well as the features we’ve had DJs, live music & soundtracks, short films, intervals with themed drinks and food – and all for much less than going to a commercial cinema.

If you like the sound of this – please get involved! Email the group at filmnights@westnorwoodfeast.com

… or just come along to a film night and tell us how you’d like to help out.

You can also subscribe to our Facebook events to get reminders of screenings.
Feast Film Nights – Facebook page

Previous screening:

The Warriors + DJs
Friday Jan 27th 8pm – 1am / Saturday Jan 28th 8pm – 1am

the warriors

“They’ve got one way out…. and one night”.

The Book and Record Bar and FEAST Film Nights present a screening of Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic The Warriors.

The drama plunges headlong into New York’s gang warfare. When a move to unify the city’s gangs proves fatal, one – the Warriors – is blamed. They begin an odyssey: to fight their way past all the other gangs and get home.

The Warriors is a controversial revamp of an Ancient Greek mythological tale with an epic soundtrack and outlandish costume design.

In addition to the film screening we have DJs Keyboard Masher and Matthew Court who will be playing music from and inspired by the film – funk, soul, disco, synth, pop, punk, new wave, no wave, early hip-hop and house until 1am.

Keyboard Masher aka Kenny Wisdom is the man partly responsible for the KM Editions, Keyboard Masher and Pleasure Unit and Pleasure Wave 12s that you may have seen in all good record shops since 2010 (and still releasing edits and original tracks today). He also used to run the Keyboard Masher blog which featured rare and obscure disco / Balearic cuts from around the world. And he also co-produced one of the best house records of recent times here:

If you want to get listening to one of his mixes then this beauty from the excellent Test Pressing website will do the trick nicely.

Matthew Court is a music journalist and collector of vinyl from all around the world and a fine DJ to boot. He has written articles for the much respected Wax Poetics website and also Shook mag. You can sample some of his insightful writing here.

Can you dig it?


Previous screenings have included:

Frozen (sing a long)
Wake in Fright
After Hours
The Lego Movie
Midnight Cowboy
A Ciel Ouvert
Some Like it Hot
We Are The Best!
“I’ll Show You Mine” (Video Jukebox night)
Bugsy Malone
Soy Cuba
The Wicker Man
Jodorowsky’s Dune + DJ Food set
Wild At Heart
Downtown 81
Howl + open mic poetry night
Orphee + Alex Patterson (The Orb) live soundtrack