No one wants to spend £11.75 on a cinema ticket at the Odeon. Luckily, Goldsmiths is ideally located close to some of the cheapest cinemas in London. From Peckhamplex to the BFI; the south-east has some great cinemas – showing some fantastic movies for half the price.
Having lived in Peckham last year, I grew an immense fondness for the infamous Peckhamplex. Whether it be the fact they sell merch, or the interesting light up cat-walk as you walk to the cinema, or the price? Perhaps. There is certainly something special about this cinema that keeps you coming back there every time the next big movie comes out.
Located on Rye Lane, Peckhamplex has become increasingly popular amongst students. For only £4.99 a ticket, I would definitely recommend it. The cinema has a unique quirky quality like no other one you’ve ever visited before.
Goldsmith’s cinema is the perfect place for a spontaneous cinema trip as it’s just on our doorstep, located in the Richard Hoggart Building.
Showing popular movies on weekday nights and weekends for £5 -£7 priced tickets for students, Curzon is great place to get your film on without having to travel very far. It’s can also be a great relief from the stresses of Uni.
Greenwich Picture House
I’ve always dismissed Greenwich Picture House as a cinema due to the price, really. Yes, tickets can go as high as £12.80 (during peak times) though as a student you can get tickets as cheap as £7.50.
Still pricey, I was uninterested until I found out that this cinema gives out free tickets once a month for students. Courtesy of E4 Slackers Club, set up by E4 and Picture House, students get the chance to preview the best movie of the month before anyone else.
To join the club, all you need to do is bring a valid student ID to the Picture House of your choice.
Recent films previewed with E4 Slackers Club include; The Death of Stalin and IT.
Located moments away from Deptford Bunker, this volunteer run cinema holds a special place in my heart. Likely due to the amount of times they’ve let me in for a wee when I was waiting in the queue for Bunker – absolutely desperate.
As well as weekly life drawing, this cinema shows a wide selection of old, indie and world films.
Concession tickets (which include students and Lewisham council residents) are only £4.50.
The British Film Institute (BFI)
My favourite cinema in the area requires a quick bus journey on the 172 to the Southbank, but it’s definitely worth it.
You would assume that somewhere called the British Film Institute would be expensive, but if you’re 25 and under, it’s in fact the opposite. The BFI offers 16-25 year olds £3 tickets to the best movies; old and new with carefully crafted showings and Q&A’s with directors and producers if you’re lucky.
Words, Danielle Conlon
Pic: Sam Saunders