Watching movies at home

Have you exhausted your Apple/Netflix/Amazon film supply?  Us to0, so we’ve been searching for some alternative streaming channels – all you need is your tv/computer and a sofa.

Secret Cinema have gone virtual and created Secret Sofa.  Every Friday they screen a film (classic or modern), sometimes they tell you, sometimes it is a surprise.  This Friday it is Romeo and Juliet.  They also give you instructions on how to dress up, which music to play etc to add to the atmosphere.

Also every Friday, Lionsgate Live are streaming some of their classic movies for free – everything from La La Land to Dirty Dancing.  This Friday it is Bend it like Beckham. Catch it here or on youtube.

Everyman’s House Party are showing a film every Saturday at 8.30pm. Last Saturday it was The Grand Budapest Hotel. Check in with their Instagram account every Friday and you’ll see which film is going to be shown the next day.  Check it out here, on their Instagram live account and also on youtube, Apple TV and Amazon.

Kino Klassika are showing Klassiki  – a free weekly streaming of top Russian language films, all ahead of the launch of their online streaming platform.  Films change every Tuesday (from cartoons to Hamlet) and you can find them here.

If you’d rather not wait for a whole week, then Mubi is for you.  They change the films daily and there are always 30 films available to watch.  The movies tend to be independent, arty films with an emphasis on European offerings.  It costs from £7.99 a month, is free to students and everyone gets the first 7 days for free.

And finally, Curzon Home Cinema offers a range of memberships including a members-only collection called Curzon12 or just pay per film you watch. They have a great selection of independent and foreign films, including curated film packages and modern releases such as Bombshell and Parasite.

Alternative film streaming channels
— Francesca
13th May 2020