Sicario (Preview Screening) – Friday 18th September (7pm, London)

This has got all the ingrediants for a great movie. Perfect casting in Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin.

Gorgeous cinematography, shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. A foreboding, twisting story of an FBI agent, Emily Blunt, in over her head in an escalating war against drugs at the border area. The tale has some raw action.

Come watch this movie with Non-Multiplex Cinemagoers Group, three weeks before general release in Central London at a top independent cinema.

Visit our Meet-up page for more details and link to book ticket(s) here.

Light Shaping Workshop – Sunday 13th September (midday, London)

All that talk about camera specs and 4K, 5K, even 8K resolution. We forget sometimes that it comes down to the beauty of the scene in front of the camera lens. A big part of that is the lighting.

Is it soft, is it harsh, what are the contrast ratios? ETTR or light meter? How do you get soft lighting just like the sun when all you have are point light sources? How do you repeat your lighting set-up if a scene splits over different days?

With so many questions, we have set up a lighting workshop to explore, discover and to seek out those answers. Come join other people interested in achieving great lighting. With a wealth of lighting equipment at our disposal and subjects to shoot for test shoots in a relaxed atmosphere, come join us. We will be using a high end RAW camera to capture with.

This workshop costs just £6, cash on the day. All proceeds go to Alzheimer’s Society. Spaces limited.

For venue details and to book your place, please email:

Non-Multiplex Cinema’s Meet-up (Pre-Cannes)


Non-Multiplex Cinema is hosting a premier film industry networking event on Wednesday 13th May from 7:00pm at Planet Hollywood London, just before the excitement and hustle of the Cannes Film Festival.


Not going to Cannes? Please do join us anyway. You will meet a great variety of people from filmmakers to actors to film financiers etc. at this fun event. Who knows who you might meet-up with?

The pictures above were taken by at one of our previous networking events.

Planet Hollywood serves some excellent drinks and cocktails, as well as food.

Pay by choosing number of tickets and clicking the Register Now button. Note that PayPal includes payment by credit and debit card without requiring a PayPal account.


Venue:   Planet Hollywood London


Planet Hollywood London, 57-60 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QX


Non-Multiplex Cinema AGM

Want to help out a thriving film community group based in London? Meet lots of filmmaking talent, gain some practical and insightul experience through workshops? Get inspired and insights from the best in the film industry through our panel events? We are holding our AGM on Wednesday 22nd April 7pm (London). A FREE EVENT with FREE DRINKS available, hot/cold, alcholic/soft. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet up with us and other filmmakers to discuss how we can all help to make the future of independent filmmaking in the UK, the brightest star in the Galaxy!

Wednesday 22nd April – 7pm

Athene Place, 66 Shoe Lane, London EC4A 3BQ


A FREE EVENT. Free drinks supplied.

This year 2015, Non-Multiplex Cinema has put on some great events and workshops in London for filmmakers. On the 24th March we hosted the Film Means Business event “Michael Deeley in Interview”. One of the top movie producers of any generation, having produced Blade Runner, The Deer Hunter, The Wicker Man, The Italian Job etc. It was a pleasure and an honour to hear him tell the inside stories of how these great movies got made. He stayed after to sign copies of the book “Blade Runners, Deer Hunters, and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off” by Matthew Field.

Blur the LIne continues to be the most innovative of workshops. Our last few have focussed on fight scenes. With a professional fight choreographer, we have put acting talent through their paces, combining on-screen fight action with heartfelt dialogue, a very tricky combination indeed. It’s also a super challenge for crew, learning how to use the very latest filmmaking technologies to better capture cinematic images.

And it’s fun to watch movies with other filmmakers and film lovers, that’s what Non-Multiplex Cinemagoers Group on Meetup is all about. Since its relaunch a few months back, we’ve been privledged to see some great movies from Whiplash, to Birdman, to Blade Runner etc.

So come join us for free drinks. If interested to attend our AGM (spaces limited), email ASAP to 

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Come see Ridley Scott’s magnificent movie the only way to see it, on the big screen! Viewing it any other way means you haven’t really experienced this truly, immersive, ground-breaking film.

A wonderfully, beautiful masterpiece set in a futuristic Los Angeles, Blade Runner breaks ground for many films to copy, with its cyberpunk, film noir setting to the tones of Vangelis’s hypnotic score. Philip K Dick’s dystopian novel of humanoid robots (replicants) and a hero played by Harrison Ford (the ‘blade runner’ of the title) whose job is to hunt them down and eradicate them.

Come see this movie with other filmmakers and film lovers in BFI’s biggest auditorium on Sunday 5th April from 4.15pm, for our next meetup for Non-Multiplex Cinemagoers Group.
To register that you would like to see it with us and to book online, please go to our Meetup page here.




Michael Deeley in interview with biographer Matthew Field



Michael Deeley in interview with biographer Matthew Field

Michael Deeley

Deloitte Stonecutter Lecture Theatre
Stonecutter Court
1 Stonecutter Street
London EC4A 4TR

Tuesday 24th March – Arrive 7pm for drinks followed by interview and Q&A (8pm-9.15pm) and further drinks . . .

 Early bird discounted tickets at £12 each (full price £20) for a limited period.

MICHAEL DEELEY is an Academy Award winning British movie producer with a singular Midas touch – nearly all of his pictures have attracted avid cult followings. He has worked with some of the world’s toughest film directors and lived to tell the tale. Few would imagine that one man links Ridley Scott’s visionary sci-fi classic BLADE RUNNER, Michael Cimino’s THE DEER HUNTER, and THE ITALIAN JOB, the much loved British caper that made an icon of Sir Michael Caine. His other challenges included defending the legendary sex scene of Nick Roeg’s DON’T LOOK NOW, ordering the controversial cutting of the original THE WICKER MAN, trekking up a New Mexico mountainside with David Bowie on THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH and seizing control of CONVOY from Sam Peckinpah. Michael Deeley was also the Owner of British Lion Films, President of EMI Films Inc. and is currently Honorary President of The British Screen Advisory Council.

MATTHEW FIELD began his writing career with ‘The Making Of The Italian Job.’ He has since produced and directed a feature length documentary on the film for Paramount Pictures. Matthew currently works for the leading entertainment public relations agency Premier PR overseeing the production of international press junkets, EPKs and associated film marketing materials. His most recent feature film credits include Stephen Frears’ upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic ICON, Michael Winterbottom’s THE FACE OF AN ANGEL, the Australian teen comedy NOW ADD HONEY and, currently in production, THE DRESSMAKER, starring Kate Winslet. Field collaborated with Deeley on his memoir, Blade Runners, Deer Hunters And Blowing The Bloody Doors Off, published in the UK by Faber & Faber.

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Alzheimer's Society

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The Duke of Burgundy + Q&A with director Peter Strickland

I chose this film because this is bound to be something unique and worthy of the title Non-Multiplex. A quote from the Director Peter Strickland, “When you make a film, be very tunnel-visioned and focus on your obsessions and not give a damn about trends or what an audience wants or not even yourself in terms of what they want from you based on your last film. ” He seems to have got it right as critics are loving it. Cheers, Julian

There is no nudity in this film.

A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lover. Sidse Babet Knudsen (Borgen) and Chiara D’Anna play Cynthia and Evelyn, lovers caught up in a series of complex S&M games. Explores the privileges of victimhood and the nuances of what it means to suffer for love.

Come join us for a spot of networking at the cinema bar with other filmmakers before and/or after the screening. Friday, 20th February, 2015 from 5.15pm (West End, London). This is a special screening with the director Peter Strickland giving a Q&A.

For further details and to register to join the Non-Multiplex Cinemagoers Group, please visit our Meetup page here.

Ex Machina – preview screening (21st Jan, London)

Ex Machina

Ex Machina is written by London born Alex Garland who is making his directorial debut. He is also known for being the screenwriter for Sunshine, 28 Days Later and Dred.”

A tense, cerebral sci-fi about two men (played by Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis and Domhnall Gleeson – About Time) testing the intelligence, and the sexuality, of an AI inside a robotic woman’s body.

Come watch this with a band of filmmakers and film lovers on Wednesday 21st January, the next Non-Multiplex Cinemagoers Group outing. Meet from an hour before the screening at the cinema bar in London for friendly banter over a drink or two. For all the details and to register your interest to watch this, please go to the group here.

Whiplash – preview screening

Driven almost to nervous and physical breakdown by his bullying teacher Fletcher (J. K. Simmons), Andrew (Miles Teller) sacrifices everything, including his budding relationship with fellow student Nicole (Melissa Benoist), for his chance of greatness, leading to a shattering climax.

This film is getting so much love from critics and viewing public, including an 8.7 on IMDB.

Come join Non-Multiplex Cinemagoers Group for friendly banter at the cinema bar (free wifi, sofas, comfy chairs, superb views of Greenwich) from an hour before the screening. RSVP on our meetup page to join us, where there is more info, trailer, including a link to order tickets at