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Love films? Love a unique community experience? Come along!

Olly Ruff FounderCollective Cinema is a new pop-up venture, screening films in a beautiful Grade II listed church – St Margaret’s – in south east London. It was founded in 2019 by Londoner and Lewisham resident Olly Ruff. Lewisham used to have loads of cinemas, but now there are very few – so screening films in an iconic church, with live music & dancing, plus serving drinks and snacks from Lewisham-based businesses, felt like a great opportunity to create an awesome community experience.

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Collective Cinema works with various local partners to create the best possible events, including Blackheath Centre for Singing, Angelina Jandolo Dance, Catford’s Bottle Bar and Shop & Brockley Brewery, to name a few.

Tickets are given away for every single screening to local charities and other good causes such as Lewisham Hospital. Over 300 given away so far in 2019 and counting… if you are a local charity and would like some free tickets please get in touch!

If you are a volunteer in Lewisham and hold a Lewisham Local card you are entitled to 10% off tickets, drinks and snacks too.

Collective Cinema is all about bringing people together to enjoy films, music and more in a unique and beautiful venue. Hope to see you there soon!

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