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FEASTFilm ‘The French Connection’ (18) – Weds 18 May

The French Connection is William Friedkin’s gritty, Oscar®-winning police drama where two tough New York City cops try to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. Police partners Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) put a candy store under surveillance based on a hunch that something fishy was going on. Eventually it turns out that the proprietors are involved in one of the biggest narcotics smuggling rings on either side of the Atlantic, and the cops go to work. Popeye Doyle is a short-tempered alcoholic bigot, but he is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer. Doyle’s nemesis is Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey), a suave and urbane gentleman who is a criminal, and one of the largest suppliers of pure heroin to North America. As money troubles begin for the hoods they decide to kill Popeye and Buddy to give them enough room to bring in the heroin.

Doors open 7.30pm
Plus Bar
£5 on the door or click the button below to book in advance

FEAST Film – Duck Soup – Sat 13th Feb 2016

FEAST Film Nights in association with The Portico Gallery presents….

The Marx Brothers’ 1933 comedy classic Duck Soup, directed by Leo McCarey, who also directed our opening comedy shorts.  Saturday 13th February from 7.30pm.

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

The Marx Brothers’ arnarchic satire is a comedy landmark and widely considered a masterpiece amongst critics. In 1990 the United States Library of Congress deemed Duck Soup “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

7.30pm  Doors open
8.00pm  We Faw Down
8.30pm  Pass the Gravy
9.00pm  Duck Soup

Tickets £5 on the door
Licensed bar & snacks

The Portico Gallery
23a Knight’s Hill
West Norwood
SE27 0HS

Feast Film — Man with a Movie Camera – Sat 9th January 2016

The Portico Gallery in association with FEAST Films is proud to present…

An evening of multi-layered sounds and music including a new live score by Graeme Ross (Radioolio) to acclaimed 1929 experimental Soviet documentary film
‘A Man with a Movie Camera’ (U)

A journey through fractured radio broadcasts, field recordings and original music.

7.30pm – Doors open
8.00pm – Film screening featuring score by Graeme Ross (Radioolio)
9.00pm – Post-film music and visuals

Tickets – £5
Licensed bar & snacks

Fogey Films – My Best Friend’s Wedding (PG)

Classic Film Afternoon….Wednesday 16th September – “My Best Friend’s Wedding” starring Julia Roberts.

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Childhood friends Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) and Michael O’Neal (Dermot Mulroney) had a deal to marry each other if they were still single by age 28. Now, four days before her 28th birthday, O’Neil announces that he’s marrying a gorgeous 20-year-old named Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). Suddenly realizing that she’s actually in love with him, Julianne vows to stop the wedding at all costs. However, when she is appointed maid of honor, things get even more complex.

Come along and join us for our monthly film matinee at The Portico Gallery on the 3rd Wednesday of every month starting at 2.00pm for a 2.30pm screening in partnership with South London Cares.

An epic movie afternoon in the company of your neighbours over some popcorn, tea and cake.

These afternoons are more than just about watching films. They also provide some of our older neighbours with much-needed respite and social interaction.

The event is free and we kick off at 2.00pm with plenty of time for mingling before and around the screening.

South London Cares is a community network in Southwark and Lambeth bringing together local young professionals with their older neighbours.  Our local network delivers free events and activities at which south Londoners can share new experiences and enjoy social company.

The Portico Gallery has disabled access.

www.southlondoncares.org.uk   Charity number: 1157401

Art & Soul.

We’ve made a lovely lovely thing for you all, it is an A5 limited edition, informative magazine. It contains up to the minute info on a whole load of local art news as well as some amazing creative writing. We would like your articles, thoughts, poems, reviews or suggestions for the next one which is due to be published early spring!

And the best thing is it is only a £1! …buy it from us right now. Or you could download it for nothing, but we will not fix the leaking roof without your help.

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Dec. 2014 A5 magazine

The Dude abides


Portico Picture Palace in conjunction with Feast Film nights will screen the stone cold classic that is “The Big Lebowski”.

£4 on the door.

(possible reduction if you wear fancy dress-depending on how good it is.)

Doors open 7:30pm


White Russians. Dressing gowns. Bowling. Toes. Nihilists. Rugs…. need we say more?


Well we will, but a bit closer to to the time. Do though, watch this space for more information on an entire season of bi-weekly screenings here with us in conjunction with West Norwood Feast

We now have a fully licensed bar that will be serving the famous ‘white russian’ throughout the evening, as well as cinema style snacks. Fancy dress? -of course yes! and there may even be a Lebowski themed prize for best fancy dressed Dude, or Dudess. We are pretty excited about this one so get down here for a fantastic night and watch a great film on the big screen!