Blade Runner Comes To Secret Cinema

It’s been a while since the last Secret Cinema (even though they aren’t that secret anymore) however their social media team has been hard at it with clues and hints to their next film. It’s now been announced that Blade Runner will be the next classic film to get the Secret Cinema treatment. And for those of you wondering, it’s the Final Cut (I really need to learn the difference between all of them but this is apparently the best one?)

They’ve created an absolutely beautiful poster to announce this, take a look at it below. Ridley Scott’s dystopian 1982 movie is set in 2019 so it’s a tad early but nothing wrong with that, frankly they’ve got a lot of things right, our world is filling up with artificial intelligence and those who are heartless and cold being in charge. Even sex robots now exist, what a world! Being an utterly immersive experience, it’ll be interesting to see what we’ll have to wear, what scenes  the actors will recreate and where you can get involved before the film is shown.

Tickets are on sale from tomorrow (1st February) at 12pm with the first night taking place on 31st March and to continue into June. Prices start from £45 which is considerably cheaper than other events they have hosted. Very much looking forward to this.

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Coming soon to Secret Cinema: 28 Days Later

For the first time ever, Secret Cinema is stepping into the world of horror with their project of Danny Boyle’s 2002 epic, 28 Day Later. The post-apocalyptic movie, which has been often attributed with the reinvigoration of the zombie horror movie sub-genre, will be shown at a secret in London as well as one other city.

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The film shows us what life in London would be like if the zombie apocalypse took place and it’s a pretty quiet place! We meet Jim, who is a survivor of the events that have changed London forever. Waking up by himself in a hospital, he finds a group of other survivors and they have to battle against several elements in order to stay alive.

Andrew Macdonald, producer of 28 days later said: “Secret Cinema never fails to amaze with their experiences, and its exciting to see them tackle their first ever horror. London prepare.”

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The move into the horror genre is a brand new step for Secret Cinema and could open up doors to other horror films, genres and franchises in the coming years. I’m a huge fan of this film and for it to get the Secret Cinema treatment, it’s going to be spectacular. If you have ever been to any of their previous events including the most recent Back to the Future and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, you’ll know the amount of effort they put into bringing these iconic movies to life.

Fabien Riggall, Founder and Creative Director of Secret Cinema said:

“Secret Cinema is excited to step into the world of horror with Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, a true British horror classic – we look forward to creating a suitably frightening and exhilarating experience. Secret Cinema’s expansion over the last nine years has been remarkable, we’ve now created experiences in New York and Berlin, as well as the many in London. But this will be a turning point for us as we embark upon our very first UK nationwide production.”

Secret Cinema will return from 14th April 2016 to 29th May 2016 and tickets are on sale now and you can purchase them via the Secret Cinema website: www.secretcinema.org/tickets.

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The secret of cinema.

The way we watch films has changed and it continues to change. Initially there was the multiplex, then the independent cinemas starting rising for independent film makers everywhere. Now there is something newer, something that many would have heard of and been to but also something that hasn’t reached it’s peak just yet. However, that day is coming. It’s the rise of the alternative screenings. For those of you utterly bewildered and confused by this concept, companies such as Film 4, Future Cinema and Beas of Bloomsbury all screening popular and cult films in either extraordinary places or by setting the scene of the film to give you the feel of authenticity. The film of being part of the action, being there when the drama unfolds, riding along in the cars during an over the top chase scene. There is also the chance to see recreations of scenes from the films, live performances from actors as well as singing and dancing, all part of the package from Secret Cinema and Future Cinema.

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The creation of these screenings has given all types of cinema goers the chance to watch some of their favourite films in different ways, the rise of everything interactive has caused a wave of these screenings popping up everywhere, some at a steep price but not all. Whilst Secret Cinema charges £35 for the pleasure of their company, you get your moneys worth not only having the film kept a secret until screening, but also having actors performing parts from the films, having the sets in front of you for you to admire and getting involved yourself. Please see the photo of the lovely gentleman below who was hoisted on stage in a ballerina’s outfit and danced around for several onlookers to enjoy!

 They aren’t all like that though. There is also something for the person just looking                                                                                          to enjoy a film in a different location, there is Beas of Bloomsbury which offers vintage films in their warehouse-esque setting for £5. You can purchase hot dogs, beers, wine, sweets, popcorn and all sorts to make the night a more enjoyable and fatty one! And let’s be honest, a fatty night is a good night! One similar to this is Film4 who do their own outdoor summer screenings which, assuming the weather holds out, is a fantastic joy. With summer night of London, the glow of a brilliant film such as Scarface in front of you and the just being outside to watch something is a great feeling. The screenings happen each summer for around 2 weeks and there  is always something you’ll want to see. A quote that depicts the feeling of these screenings is “Watching a movie under the stars in Somerset House’s beautiful courtyard on a balmy summer evening is a near-perfect LonA foamy Bugsy Malonedon experience” says Time Out.

Without a doubt, all three and several more outdoor and rooftop screenings are immense fun and offer you an alternative to the typical bar / club scene which London is so famous for. But for those of you who want a change, take a look at the links at the bottom and feel inspired!

Links:

Film 4 screenings at Somerset House

Beas of Bloomsbury

Secret Cinema

Rooftop Club

Time Out’s outdoor screenings