FRI 6 SEP: CINEMA PARADISO & BLACK PANTHER #cwfff19 – Opening night at Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival

Let the FREE films begin! This year we have 21 films at 18 screenings over 9 days.

For the opening night (Friday 6 September) of our Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival, now in it’s fourth year, we have TWO fabulous films. Click on the Facebook links to let us know you’re coming, and please tell your friends.

All films are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.












INDOORS screening
Shrewsbury House Community Centre Library, Shooters Hill / Plumstead Common
Film starts at 7.30pm, doors 7.00pm

OUTDOORS screening (bring something warm to wear, we’ll have some seats)
Royal Artillery Square, Woolwich
Film starts at 8pm (there aren’t any doors!)

1. Cinema Paradiso (15) – 7.30pm, Shrewsbury House [INDOORS, SUBTITLED]

This multi award-winning homage to the love of cinema tells the story of Salvatore, now a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema throughout his childhood. Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the highs and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier

Intermission with drinks and ice-cream, bar open till 10:30pm, café open

Film will be subtitled.

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Other films showing at Shrewsbury House
Matilda (Fri 13th Sep) – 4.30pm
Wonder Woman (Fri 13th Sep) – 7.30pm

Travel options for Shrewsbury House
[Google Maps] [What3Words: moved.noble.master]
Buses stopping nearby: 89 (N89), 244, 486
Car parking can be reserved for blue badge holders (venue has a ramp and wheelchair-accessible loo on ground floor). [Contact Shrewsbury House]
Plan a journey with Citymapper (free online and phone app)

2. Black Panther (PG) – 8pm, Artillery Square [OUTDOORS]

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Refreshments available.




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Other films showing at Royal Artillery Square, Woolwich
First Man (Sat 14th Sep – closing night) – 8pm

Travel options for Artillery Square
[Google Maps] [What3Words:]
Nearest pier: Woolwich Arsenal Pier, with Thames Clippers ferries
Rail / DLR: Woolwich Arsenal (zone 4)
Buses: LOTS (pdf from National Rail)
Plan a journey with Citymapper (free online and phone app)

All 2019 Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival events
[CWFFF all events page on this site][CWFFF all events page on Facebook]
Full listing of other films in our festival are shown below.

The Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival is funded by Royal Borough Greenwich and we are grateful to Berkeley Homes for the use of Royal Artillery Square on the opening and closing nights.






Other films at #CWFFF19