Stow Film Lounge is based in Walthamstow, East London and was started in September 2012.  We are the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s independent repertory cinema, a title we are very proud of. We were a finalist in the Time Out Love London Awards 2014 as an E17 venue.



The Walthamstow area has a rich film history and our aim is to continue that tradition by keeping diverse cinema exhibition alive locally. As well as our regular commercial screenings, we support short-film makers by screening their work before our main features, offer a monthly film club to a local 6th form media college, collaborate with filmmakers who self-distribute and work with a range of commercial/not-for-profit/charitable organisations to bring film to diverse audiences.  We pop-up in other venues (including outdoors) both locally and further afield, offering commercial and private cinema experiences.


One of our key intentions is to ensure that people experience the wonder of cinema in a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere within their local community at an affordable price. We don’t think it is right that people have to travel out of the area for their entertainment.


Our fully portable equipment is HD with 3D compatibility when required, with a quality sound system to match. Add to this our range of quality refreshments and we are sure you will agree that all the ingredients are in place for a memorable entertainment experience.



NICK BERTRAM started his own mobile entertainment company over 25 years ago and also worked as a DJ for a range of party planning companies. He subsequently trained and worked as an actor performing in theatre-in-education, television and theatre. This included working at the MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE on London’s Southbank.

More recently his entrepreneurial and events background have created Stow Film Lounge and resulted in winning Waltham Forest’s 2012 BEST SMALL BUSINESS AWARD only a year after start-up. Stow Film Lounge was a venue finalist in the TIME OUT ‘s 2014 Love London Awards. Nick is also a film journalist appearing regularly on BBC LONDON 94.9FM radio.



MARCUS SHEPHERD has worked in TV & Film over 20 years. As a film and TV journalist and producer interviewing the top movie talent, at places like the Oscars and film festivals all over the world creating original film programmes. Now an award winning film maker his first original feature script “A KILLING IN THE WOODS” won the screen daily award judged by Anthony Minghella, Eric Fellner & Emma Thompson. He’s since written & directed 3 award winning short films for DAN FILMS & WELLINGTON FILMS with funding and support from the UK FILM COUNCIL, BFI, WORKING TITLE and EM MEDIA. He has been selected for first film funding with the BFI developed, award winning Britlist comedy “DRYLAND” and works across a wide range of projects in education, music, theatre, TV and online.



As you can imagine there are many big-hearted people who contribute to making Stow Film Lounge operate and we would like to thank them here:

Joanne Bertram – Right Hand Woman

Eleanor Bertram – Box Office Assistant

Chris Gartside – Website Advisor

Paul JohnstoneArt Director for film campaigns

Keir Lawson-Ball – Apple App Applicator

Kevin Palmer – Graphic Designer/Animator/Video Graphics

Lesley PalmerScribble & Smudge

Annelie Rosencrantz – Freelance Photographer (SFL setting)

Chris SaundersAndroid App Applicator

Marcus ShepherdWriter/Director and Consultant

Niall TraskFreelance Video Artist

Paul TuckerPhotographer (Nick’s portrait)