What we're about

Scream Queens - LGBTQ Group for Cult & LGBTQ films in London. Especially for fans of old, new and cult, horror & LGBTQ films. Also a place to meet for a drink or meal before or after the film. Straight allies welcome.

NO-NO'S AND GUIDELINES: (1) If you RSVPd and need to cancel please let us know by using the "Not Going" attendance option (2) Respect others, No discrimination & No bullying (4) No spam or sex sellers

NO-SHOW POLICY: Some of are events involve table bookings or reservations at establishments with strict booking policies. This can affect future reservations and the group's reputation. For this reason we have now established a strict (yet flexible) No-Show Policy. Members will have a limit of 2 "No-Show Flags" before not being able to attend future meetups. To avoid being Flagged please inform us prior to the meetup if can't or won't be attending. You can do this by moving your RSVP option from "Going" to "Not Going". You can also erase a flag status as long as it doesn't reach 2 times when you show up to the next event and informing the host.

PREVIOUSLY FLAGGED MEMBERS: If you have been previously flagged as "Not Showed" at previous meetup(s) please be aware that unfortunately you may be removed from the RSVP lists in favour for others members to go. This will only happen if a table has been reserved and if there are strict restaurant bar policies. You will still be able to join the meet-up on a Non-RSVP basis just compromising on what we can do on the day. Your Flagged status is normally removed once you showed up to any next event and informing the host.

Upcoming events (5+)

Queer Twerk! Dance workout class for LGBT+ (10% off for Scream Queens)

Greenwich West Community & Arts Centre,

Hey guys, gals and all that's inbetweeners, I realise this has very little to do with cinema, but if it helps you could just pretend your Baby and I'm Patrick Swayze... 😘 My friend Sophie will be running a Twerking dance class - all levels welcome! it will be a Body Positive, Safe Inclusive Space for LGBTQ+ people and allies to come together to dance, connect and grow. Queer Twerk is part of the growing global #TwerkAfterWork movement. Queer Twerk is a dance fitness class that focuses on the healing power of movement and dance, combining physical and mental wellbeing in a safe space one hour class. And as a bonus she is offering all scream queens a 10% discount on classes (Discount code is ‘QueerPride’ on full price tickets £10), However as this is an inclusive event their is a sliding scale on ticket price. If you're a novice dont worry, it will be my first class and all! For full details please see the eventbright below. If you have any questions drop me a note or get in touch with Sophie directly @QueerTwerk on insta - also her story usually a couple of twerk vids if you want a sneak peek! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/queer-twerk-body-positive-dance-fitness-class-for-lgbtq-people-and-allies-tickets-93116252217?ref=eios

"BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS (1980)" + DRINKS

Prince Charles Cinema

WELCOME TO THS MEETUP/EVENT PLEASE READ OUR RSVP-NO SHOW & MEETUP RULES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE BEFORE YOU SIGNUP TO THIS MEETUP/EVENT. ABOUT THIS MEET-UP We will begin our meetup at the classic "Imperial Pub" located in between Leicester Square and Chinatown at 7:30PM where you can order traditional British pub food and beverage. Then at 8.45pm we will walk towards the classic "Prince Charles Cinema" in Leicester Square to begin queuing and the films will start at 8.45PM. Drinks and Confectionery snacks are available as usual at the cinema however there is a bar on the lower ground floor with alcoholic beverages. We look forward to meeting you and seeing you there for an awesome evening. SEAT LOCATIONS No seat allocations however advance booking and early arrival recommended. THE FILM: In 1980, as George Lucas was sending his three-years-in-the-making science-fantasy masterpiece The Empire Strikes Back around the Earth, Roger Corman's knockoff-factory New World Pictures was rushing the three-months-in-the-making Battle Beyond The Stars into the regional drive-in circuit. And though Empire remains the vastly superior product, Battle Beyond The Stars has a charm that belies its low budget and opportunistic origins. Battle Beyond The Stars, in which screenwriter John Sayles "borrowed" the plot of The Seven Samurai, set it in space, and—with the help of special-effects wunderkind James Cameron, baby-faced composer James Horner, and where-is-he-now director Jimmy Murakami. https://youtu.be/J90aq3sPF44 TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksJTPdNNQB4 FUN FACT ABOUT THE MOVIE Future director James Cameron started his career in filmmaking with this movie when special effects supervisor Chuck Comisky brought him in as a model maker. Comisky had been sufficiently impressed by Cameron's student film Xenogenesis (1978), and asked him to create a design for the hero's ship. While other designers were using mainly geometric shapes, Cameron reasoned that since the ship had a female A.I. called Nell, it should have female curves and two mammary-like engines. When asked about this by producer Roger Corman, Cameron called it a "space ship with tits". Corman immediately liked it and put him in charge of the model on the spot. He later made him responsible for special miniature photography when no one on the set had experience with this (neither had Cameron, but he at least understood the theory behind it). When the movie later lost its art director shortly before production was slated to begin, Cameron was also offered that job on the spot, so he went from nothing to model maker, special effects technician and art director in mere months. SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN: 7.30pm - Meet and greet (The Imperial ) 8.45pm - Film: (Prince Charles Cinema) TICKET PRICES & FEES Advanced purchase recommended £12.50 (Non members) £10.00 (PCC Members) Website to the film: https://princecharlescinema.com/PrinceCharlesCinema.dll/WhatsOn?f=15253578 ADDRESSES & DIRECTIONS - The Imperial - 5 Leicester Street - Prince Charles Cinema - 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY RSVP RULES NO-SHOW RULES Unfortunately these rules have been made necessary due to the amount of No-Shows and the time and effort incorporated into our meet-ups /events, so please read this section carefully as RSVP-No-Shows may affect your membership. - Please do not RSVP if you are unsure or do not intend to go. If your plans change, you can UN-RSVP using your app or desktop or send us a message. - There is a 3 time N0-SHOW rule for The Hide-Out and Scream Queens meaning that after 3 No Shows you will get excluded from both groups. You can re signup after 6 months by contacting a host. MEET-UP RULES Our Main aim is for you to have fun, be yourself, meet like minded people and make new friends. All we ask as cinema purists is to keep quiet during film times and to respect everyone’s opinion, differences and point of views during meet-ups and in our social media digital platforms if you signup.

*SOLD OUT* "BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN" & "THE OLD DARK HOUSE" + DRINKS

WELCOME TO THS MEETUP/EVENT Welcome to our new Horrific Meetup-Event! We hope you have fun with us and we look forward to meeting you. PLEASE READ OUR RSVP-NO SHOW & MEETUP RULES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE BEFORE YOU SIGNUP TO THIS MEETUP/EVENT. Note: RSVP Rules may vary slightly depending on the host (Advanced purchase recommended if tickets are available). ABOUT THIS MEET-UP We will start at The Old Red Lion for drinks at 3.30pm and then head off to the film. The Old Red Lion Pub is at 42 Kennington Park Rd, London SE11 4RS. Then we are off to London’s Cinema Museum. This Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day. SEAT LOCATIONS No seat allocations however advance booking and early arrival recommended. THE FILMS: While the life of openly gay Whale has since been documented in biographies and fictionalised in works such as Gods and Monsters (1998), he received limited serious consideration as an auteur during his lifetime in spite of the commercial success of his movies and their indelible influence on the art form. This is an opportunity to watch two of his greatest movies back-to-back and savour their wonderfully queer sense of humour and visual panache on the big screen. After the movies, there will be a panel discussion on James Whale and the style and sensibility of his movies. THE OLD DARK HOUSE - new 4K restoration (1932): Caught in a storm whilst journeying through a remote region of Wales, a group of travellers take refuge in a sinister mansion inhabited by the bizarre Femm family and their mute butler, Morgan (Boris Karloff). Trying to make the best of a bad situation, the group settles in for the night, but the Femm family have a few skeletons in their closet, and one of them is on the loose… A group of weary travellers, a spooky mansion, and a madman on the loose upstairs! With a cast including names such as Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart and fabulously extravagant Ernest Thesiger, The Old Dark House is one of the best and most entertaining horror films of the 1930’s. TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tasWhsydkjo#action=share BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN - archival 35mm (1935): In this explosive sequel to Whale’s 1931 Frankenstein, Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) badly wants to get out of the evil experiment business, only to be lured back into action by eccentric scientist Dr. Pretorious (Ernest Thesiger) to create a female companion to the Monster. In the meantime, having survived the fire at the mill The Monster (Boris Karloff) remains on the run from a society that wishes to destroy him, all the while developing an increasing humanity and a wish for emotional connection. Filled with unforgettable stylised imagery and filled with queer subtext, this is James Whale working at the top of his powers to create one of the all-time greats. TRAILER:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYD3-pIF9jQ#action=share SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN: 3.30pm - Meet and greet (The Old Red Lion) https://theoldredlion.com/ 5.00pm - Films: (The Cinema Museum) TICKET PRICES - Tickets £6 - now on sale Website to the film tickets : https://ticketlab.co.uk/event/id/4253 ADDRESSES & DIRECTIONS The Old Red Lion: 42 Kennington Park Rd, London SE11 4RS The Cinema Museum: 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) London SE11 4TH

"DEAD & BURIED" (1981) + DRINKS

BFI Southbank

WELCOME TO THE MEETUP/EVENT Welcome to this Horrific Meetup-Event! We hope you have fun with us and we look forward to meeting you. PLEASE READ OUR RSVP-NO SHOW & MEETUP RULES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE BEFORE YOU SIGNUP TO THIS MEETUP/EVENT. Note: RSVP Rules may vary slightly depending on the host (Advanced purchase recommended if tickets are available). ABOUT THIS MEETUP: We will meet first at the upstairs bar at BFI (entrance is the sides via the river entrance) at 7.00pm and then we will head to the film for some Christmas cheer. TICKETS: I am sitting in F2. Buy your tickets here https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=DC356308-93B8-4BC0-AEDF-F7E2E3F404E1&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=FF9D996A-8685-4C7A-8D29-CB1421ED6DC3 THE FILM: When a quiet New England town is plagued by a string of brutal burders, the local sheriff is horrified to learn that the fresh corpses are coming back to life. Despite an appearance on the official 'video nasties' list, this atmospheric zombie shocker (co-written by Alien and Total Recall scribe Dan O'Bannon) is a much classier endeavour that its grubby reputation might have us believe. FILM TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZmlEh34unM SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN: 7.00pm - Meet and greet (BFI bar upstairs ) 8.30pm - Film: (BFI) CINEMA TICKET PRICES Advanced purchase recommended. - Non BFI members (£13.75 each) - BFI member (£11.55 each) Website to the film: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=DC356308-93B8-4BC0-AEDF-F7E2E3F404E1&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=FF9D996A-8685-4C7A-8D29-CB1421ED6DC3 RSVP RULES NO-SHOW RULES Unfortunately these rules have been made necessary due to the amount of No-Shows and the time and effort incorporated into our meet-ups /events, so please read this section carefully as RSVP-No-Shows may affect your membership. - Please do not RSVP if you are unsure or do not intend to go. If your plans change, you can UN-RSVP using your app or desktop or send us a message. - There is a 3 time N0-SHOW rule for The Hide-Out and Scream Queens meaning that after 3 No Shows you will get excluded from both groups. You can re signup after 6 months by contacting a host. MEET-UP RULES Our Main aim is for you to have fun, be yourself, meet like minded people and make new friends. All we ask as cinema purists is to keep quiet during film times and to respect everyone’s opinion, differences and point of views during meet-ups and in our social media digital platforms if you signup.

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