About Tufnell Park Film Club

It’s simple - we show a great film every two weeks in the upstairs room of The Star, a lovely community pub on Chester Road with great food and drink and brilliant staff.

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.

We moved location from The Lord Palmerston to The Star in December 2015.

What films do we show?

It could be anything from a Hollywood classic, forgotten gem or a cult favourite. The twist is that every film is linked to the previous one screened. Doing our best to abide by Billy Wilder's commandment 'Thou shalt not bore' we select three films somehow connected to that week's screening, and afterwards the audience vote for which one we show next. Occasionally we also show additional films for special events, tributes or festivals.

Screening times

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


Membership is £15 a year, payable at your second film. Once you're a member entry to films is free.

Members can also get 20% off food at The Star on a film night and 10% off at all other times. Simply show your valid membership card when you order.

Members can reserve seats by simply emailing us and we'll hold your seat until 7.50pm (10 minutes before the screening starts).


We show films upstairs at  THE STAR*  on Chester Road.


The Star Pub
47 Chester Road
N19 5DF

Getting there

Northern Line: Archway or Tufnell Park

Buses: C11 & 4 (short walk from 134 and 390)

Overground: Upper Holloway

There is free parking from midday on all roads around The Star

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.