Who We Are

The Nomad Cinema is the roaming pop-up that gives back: since 2010, The Nomad has earned the reputation as ‘London’s best outdoor cinema’ [Evening Standard], popping up at an inspiring range of beautiful, unique and intriguing screening locations across London and beyond.

The Nomad is about community: our sister cinema is the acclaimed and much-loved independent boutique cinema The Lexi in Kensal Rise, London NW10. Both cinemas are partly run by dedicated volunteers and have developed partnerships with a diverse range of kindred cultural organisations, ethical companies and fairtrade suppliers. 

Nomad film events embrace and enhance each venue, offering new ways of experiencing an uplifting range of films, from classics, cult and indie to mainstream guilty pleasures. With its low impact set up, The Nomad wanders into town, unpacks cinema magic, then disappears into the night, leaving no trace.

The Nomad is the pop-up cinema with a difference: a very special festival atmosphere, and that little bit of Nomad magic make our events memorable and unique. More than just providing screenings of great films in appropriately great locations, Nomad events immerse you in the flavour of the film, with quality catering, goodie bags, and a warm friendly welcome…

The Nomad is good for you: come to our events and know that you are contributing to a great cause: we give 100% of our profits go to our chosen charity, The Sustainability Institute, in South Africa.

The Nomad needs YOU: volunteer with us! As the UK's first Social Enterprise Pop-Up Cinema that donates 100% of its profits to charity, we have a fantastic Volunteer Programme to enable us to donate as much as possible each year. Click HERE for more information and to apply.

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MEET THE NOMAD CAST ...in order of appearance!

Sally | founder | "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain."

Rosie | cinema and programming director | "I had in mind something a little more radical" 

Kate | creative director | "I don't remember ever feeling this awake" 

Clare | PR manager, event producer & volunteer coordinator | "Everyone, just... pretend to be normal" 

Allison | commercial director | "If you build it, he will come." 

Neil | technical manager | "Jesus! Did I SAY that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?"

Dave | volunteer coordinator |

Row | operations manager |

Bethan | marketing officer | "I'm not IN the business. I AM the business."

Jen | marketing assistant | "The cynicism you refer to, I acquired the day I discovered I was different from little boys!"

Grace | marketing assistant | "I am a star. A big, bright, shining star" 

Sian | logistics manager | "Fraulein, were you this much trouble at the abbey?" 

Tim | logistics manager | "I may be a nobody, but I'm nobody else's nobody"

Rachel | managing director | "You could be happy here, I could take care of you, I wouldn't let anyone hurt you. We could grow up together"

Nina | project manager |

Our Charity

We donate 100% of our profits to The Sustainability Institute
a pioneering environmental and educational charity in South Africa

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