About Tufnell Park Film Club

It’s simple - we show a great film every Tuesday in the upstairs room of The Lord Palmerston, a long-established pub, just a short walk from Tufnell Park tube. 

The club was set up in July 2012 by Nigel Smith and Wayne Gooderham.  Nigel’s been a movie-geek since he first went to the cinema to see Superman II. You can follow him on Twitter at @nigelcsmith. Wayne has just about got over the discovery that Robert de Niro wore a bald wig in Taxi Driver. You can follow him on Twitter at @wb_gooderham.

From January 2016 to August 2017 the club met at The Star on Chester Road but we moved back to The Lord Palmerston when The Star's function room was converted into a distillery. 

What films do we show?

Doing our best to abide by Billy Wilder's commandment 'Thou shalt not bore' it could be anything from a Hollywood classic, forgotten gem or a cult favourite. The twist is that every two weeks the film is linked to the one screened a fortnight before. We select three films somehow connected to that week's screening, and afterwards the audience vote for which one we show next. On the other weeks we'll show something connected to a recent event or as part of a festival.

Screening times

Films start at 8pm every Tuesday. Look at the screening schedule for details of the next film or sign up to our email list for advance notice of screenings.

Food discount at The Lord Palmerston

Members can get 10% off food on a film club night. Just show a valid membership card when you order. 



Membership is £20 a year. Once you're a member entry to films is free.

Members can reserve seats for the upcoming film by simply emailing us at newsletter@tufnellparkfilmclub.com and we'll hold your seat until 7.50pm (10 minutes before the screening starts).


We show films upstairs at  The Lord Palmerston  on Dartmouth Park Hill.


The Lord Palmerston
33 Dartmouth Park Hill

Getting there

Northern Line: Tufnell Park

Buses: 134, 390 & 4 

Overground: Gospel Oak

Articles about Tufnell Park Film Club

In July 2015 we had our 100th screening. To mark the occasion we wrote this piece for Kentishtowner about our favourite screenings from our first century.

We also did this interview for the Tufnell Park Life website about how and why we started the club and why we love running it.