LUC Club at Underboard – Surprise package of a movie & 2 beers for a tenner

You may well be aware of LUC’s new commercial wing, Underboard – a cool new shop that we have set up in conjunction with The Drawing Board.


Underboard is an independent drink, culture and entertainments store, located at 3 Court Street in Leamington Spa. We’ve got all sorts of craft beer, cool books, cult movie, ace board game, t-shirt and art & design in stock for the discerning consumer.

In particular, LUC patrons will probably be interested in our Leamington Underground Cinema Club. Each month, for a payment of £10, we will give you a bag containing a specially chosen underground/cult/less-well-known movie on DVD as well as two craft beers to go with it. The identity of the film and beers in question will be a closely guarded secret until the day they are handed out.


To join in with Episode 1 in March, by Saturday 10th March at the latest, you need to

  1. Visit Underboard
  2. Pay us £10 and give us your name and e-mail address
  3. Get a receipt from us

Your film and beer package will be available to pick up at Underboard from Saturday 17th March onwards – we’ll email you to remind you.

Please note that due to the alcoholic element of the LUC Club, you must be over 18 to join in and may need to show ID if you look all youthful and that.

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AIRPLANE! is our January Screening

Now fully revealed, our screening on January 21st is the comedic classic AIRPLANE!

To help comprehensively blow away the early 2018 blues, this timelessly hilarious film will be preceded by a very special film quiz, with some suitably cinematic prizes on offer.

The fun kicks off at The Drawing Board from 7pm – tickets are just £8 on the door or in advance from wegottickets right here. You can also buy tickets from the venue in advance.

The Drawing Board will be offering some thematic drinking fun to help you overcome any Ted Striker-esque drinking problems you may have.

Get out there and win one for the zipper!

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New Mystery Film Screening Announced For 21st January

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According to economists, philosophers, sociologists, journalists, medical professionals, religious leaders, the military and your mum – the second half of January is definitely the most depressing time of the year.

So to counter this Leamington Underground Cinema and The Drawing Board are putting on an especially entertaining film event on Sunday 21st January to cheer you up for the final stretch before February, when the Christmas adverts will no doubt start up again.

To make things especially interesting, tickets for this slap up movie treat will be half price if you buy them before we announce exactly what we will be showing.

So for the risk-taking, YOLO punters, tickets are £4, if you wait until after Christmas to find out what is happening, the price is £8.

It’s all a bit Deal or No Deal, but good (and with a strict no Noel Edmonds guarantee).

This event will be happening on both floors of the Drawing Board, with special immersive drinking opportunities on hand for the thematically inclined.


(Also available at the bar in The Drawing Board)

Elstree 1976 – Now with Added Jon Spira

Screen Shot 2017-12-01 at 10.38.35.pngExciting news film fans. Director Jon Spira is now also coming along to the Elstree 1976 – Spa Wars Screening on Saturday and will be available for quizzing at the Q&A after the film. Also Jon and producer Hank Starrs will be at the Spa Wars: Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars event earlier in the day with all sorts of film related stuff for your entertainment. You can grab tickets on the day at the Elstree 1976 stall, on the door at 7.30pm, or get them in advance from…

Standard tickets – £10

Student/NUS – £5


One Week Until Elstree 1976

Next Saturday, Leamington Spa will be getting distinctly star wars-ey – with the first ‘Spa Wars’ event during the day, followed by our screening of ace doc, Elstree 1976, in the evening.

Both events take place at the big, gothic All Saints church located at the bottom of the parade.

Doors for the screening are at 7.30pm and the film action starts at 8.00pm, Following the screening there will be a Q&A featuring producer Hank Starrs and cast member of Elstree 1976 (and coincidentally Star Wars), John Chapman, all conducted by Leamington’s very own Nic Pillai.

Tickets are £10 from:

If you are a poor tax-dodging student however, it is just £5!:

Some examples of the critical praise for this cool film, which has a very respectable 80% on Rotten Tomatoes:

“Elstree 1976 is a must-see for Star Wars fanatics, and coming shortly after the much-hyped franchise adrenaline shot that is The Force Awakens, it’s almost shocking to hear firsthand accounts of the first film’s way-under-the-radar status.”

“In telling a small story of bit players, the director, Jon Spira, captures a more universal picture of the droplets of fame created by a pop-culture tidal wave.”

“A deadpan documentary with notes of wistful irony …”

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ELSTREE 1976 gains Furry Death From Outer Space & £5 Student tickets

An exciting addition to the programme for our screening of Elstree 1976 is professor Daniel Winchester’s short, but disturbingly formed, new documentary ‘Furry Death From Outer Space’.

This devastating expose will be playing before the main feature at 8.00pm. This will be the only live public screening of this important film, so if you are a fan of the professor’s previous work (The Tidings Of Restless Nell and They Walk Amongst Us), you will not want to miss this event.

Tickets are available in advance or on the door for £10, or just £5 for Students/NUS members.



The main feature is of course the marvellous documentary Elstree 1976 as well as a Q&A conducted by Nic Pillai in conversation with producer Hank Starrs and Star Wars cast member Jon Chapman.