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We’re attending “Funeral Parade Presents”, an LGBT film society that screens rare and significant LGBT films. The screenings are in Prince Charles Cinema, just by Leicester Square (7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BY - edge of Chinatown)

Tickets sell out fast so please ensure you purchase in advance - there is no guarantee that tickets will be available in the box office.

This month’s film is Nighthawks (1978), the first UK film set in the gay community. Made a decade after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the film follows Jim - a geography teacher - as he navigates loneliness in London’s gay bars.

A pre-meet is available at 17:45 in the big Pret-a-Manger by Leicester Square tube station (77-78 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4AA), and we’ll head over to Prince Charles Cinema at 18:00 (with an opportunity to pick up snacks on the way. The screening starts at 18:15. After the film we’ll be heading round the corner to Ku Bar (30 Lisle St, London WC2H 7BA) for an opportunity to discuss the film.

17:45 - Pre meet - Pret-a-Manger

18:00 - Head to Prince Charles Cinema

18:15 - Film starts

Afterwards - Ku Bar

Accessibility: Regrettably the Prince Charles Cinema is not a fully accessible venue. There is a ramp to get into the foyer, but this film is screened on the upstairs screen - there are 20 steps up and, once you get into the screen, further steps to each row. If you sit in the back row you can avoid any further steps.

There are 20 steps down from the foyer to the bar, where the bathrooms are. From the bar, the men’s is step-free while the women’s has one step and a sharp corner that a wheelchair could not access. Regrettably, there are not single occupancy toilets on the premises.