The Loft Movie Theatre works alongside other creative organisations to bring cult and classic movies to the big screen. We'd like to introduce:

Straight to Video

Rob Lane AKA Straight to Video has many strings to his bow, including a weekly pop culture podcast and a wide-ranging musical career - from his eponymous covers band creating power pop versions of your favourite soundtrack tunes, to that time he was in Let Loose! Rob also runs Arcade Frames, creating handmade artwork featuring Lego Mini Figures, cassettes and vinyl singles.

We've worked with Rob on some super fun halloween special events, including the 2019 screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and the 2021 showing of The Lost Boys.

Chef Jugz

As a self-taught Chef with Caribbean roots and friends from every culture, Chef Jugz can cook any cuisine authentically - from Indian to Italian and everything in between. His motto is ‘Tell me what you like, and I’ll put it on a plate!’

When Chef Jugz approached us with his idea to design a three-course menu to pair with one of his favourite films, GoodFellas, we were thrilled... not least because that meant we'd get to eat some of his scrumptious food! Since then, Chef Jugz has continued to concoct some amazing movie-inspired menus and together we host regular events at Rough Trade Notts. Check our upcoming screenings page to find out about our Food and Film Nights, and see our Gallery page to see some of our past events.

Porlock Press

Artist Dan Keeling's creative powerhouse Porlock Press began in September 2015 with a screening of Bad Boy Bubby at the Savoy Cinema, and continued in 2016 with a screening of Chuck and Buck at Cobden Chambers. All of the Loft Movie Theatre's 2017 events were brought to you in collaboration with Porlock Press.

Porlock Press is also the mastermind behind the publication OR A HEAD TRIP IN A COOK-UP. A LUMP; an illustrated reworking of the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem Kubla Khan.

Mayhem Film Festival

Mayhem Film Festival - aka filmmakers Steven Sheil and Chris Cooke - screen the best in contemporary horror, science-fiction and cult cinema and television from around the world, and their annual festival at Nottingham's Broadway Cinema in October is a must for any film fans. 

We were delighted to collaborate with Chris and Steve for a very special screening of Frank Henenlotter's BRAIN DAMAGE at The Savoy as part of Scalarama 2018.

The Film Exchange

The Film Exchange is an independent social enterprise, film store and cinema club.

We first heard about The Film Exchange when we attended their immersive outdoor screening of Big Trouble in Little China in 2015, complete with bustling street food stalls and an authentic dragon dance. When they shared with us their idea to host an interactive screening of The Running Man at Quasar, we were delighted to collaborate as part of Scalarama 2017.

We look forward to hearing more of their ideas in the future!