Portobello ‘Pop Up’ is a 30ft screen, nestled under the Westway. You will find us under the flyover, on the Portobello Road/Acklam Road junction.
Considered by some to be the spiritual home of The Clash, it is within spitting distance of Brett Anderson’s gaff and Jarvis Cocker has been spotted walking his dog just up the road. Blur have affectionately referred to the Ballardian site of our hand-built cinema space in their lyrics. In fact, it is popularly believed that the cinema site is built on sacred ground and radiates a powerful vortex of creative energy.
Constructed using recycled and reclaimed materials in the heart of Ladbroke Grove/Notting Hill, it is above all the colourful setting and local community that make our cinema such a unique and special place to experience film. A community Arts venture, we aim to offer a diverse and inspiring programme of films and events open to all, as well as providing an accessible platform for film-makers to screen their work. In September, we play host to the annual Portobello Film Festival.
We hope that the cinema will act as a blueprint for other low cost digital projects.
We welcome ideas for screenings and out of hours use of the cinema from all comers, from schools, from artists, filmmakers, NGO’s, voluntary groups – please use the contact form to get in touch.
There is no established ticketing policy and it varies with different programs. Portobello Film Festival spectacles are free.