Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 5: Thursday Jan 5

Secret Cinema: Unknown venue until January 22

You can buy tickets here from 12pm today.

The leading player in the pop-up and event cinema phenomenon and still the best. I shall be going on January 8 and there are still tickets available for the screenings between January 1 and the end of the current run on January 22. I have been to the Wings of Desire and Blade Runner Secret Cinema events and recommend the evenings highly. For Wings of Desire an ex-cinema in Shepherd's Bush had been transformed into bohemian Berlin in the 1970s and for Blade Runner an industrial estate near Canary Wharf became Los Angeles of the future. Scenes are re-enacted and the whole experience is akin to an immersive one in which cinemagoers as well as actors become part of the world of the film being shown.

Here's a link to the Secret Cinema website and this is the Guardian's feature on the current film being celebrated. I have a pretty sure idea which film will be screened and it's a bona-fide classic. Celebrated St John restaurant are hosting a secret pop-up restaurant at the venue which I've booked and all in all it looks like a terrific night is in store.

Here is a YouTube collection of Secret Cinema events for your perusal.

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