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Screen on the Green

83 Upper Street London N1 0NP

When it comes to a night at the movies, this Art Deco beauty – opened as a cinema in 1913 – beats the Vue multiplex at Angel, about five minutes’ walk away, hands down. With its huge neon sign and its red velvet curtain, the Screen has kept its retro style while staying absolutely on trend. Its hipster credentials are impeccable – it was here that the Clash, Buzzcocks and Sex Pistols performed a famously wild set in 1976, heralding the arrival of punk. More recent live shows have included cult stand-ups of the highest calibre. Part of the Everyman cinema group, the Screen delivers consistently classy movies, focusing on the more interesting mainstream releases, indies and world cinema. There are themed evenings, regular Q&A sessions, and regular NT Live events – performances beamed as they happen from London’s National Theatre. The bar at the back serves wine, beer, coffee and upmarket snacks, which can be served to you at your seat (or your plush sofa, which come complete with foot stools).

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