Secret Cinema London: past events
For the uninitiated, Secret Cinema is a clandestine film-viewing event that transports its attendees directly to the world of the film they've booked to see. Each season the cinema ‘club’ chooses a different classic (or contemporary) film, from their impressively immersive Shawshank Redemption (unsuspecting guests were seized and thrown in prison garb), to Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, and finally to last season's ambitious Back to the Future they've picked the most extravagant of sets and entertaining of premises to bring films vividly to life for London cinephiles. To the excitement of Star Wars fans everywhere (and we mean everywhere – last year guests travelled from as far as Cambodia for the film) they've now turned their experienced hands to recreating Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – It’s sure to be one of the filmic events of the year, and Culture Whisper has all of the mysterious details for you.
What is Secret Cinema?
Before settling down in front of the film itself, ticket holders can quite literally explore its worlds, recreated at a secret location somewhere in the capital, complete with props, actors and surprises. Think of it as an exclusive theatrical performance, with a healthy dose of nostalgia and George Lucas driving the directorial team, Secret Cinema is a rare opportunity to be transported into another realm: this time one of the most imaginative realms in cinematic history. Those who experienced last year's Back To The Future will no doubt be intrigued – George Lucas is inadvertently competing once again with Stephen Spielberg for the biggest and the best.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
The experience is well-timed, as Secret Cinema builds upon already pitch-level hype for the next in the Star Wars franchise, Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
Book tickets for Secret Cinema, London
Get ready to book tickets for Secret Cinema: they go on sale on Wednesday the 18th March at 1pm. The 52 day run begins on the 4th of June in a secret London location. Click here to book tickets for Secret Cinema, Star Wars, when the time comes. If it's anything like last year it'll sell out in double-quick time. Last summer's were over £50, so don't expect it to be cheap, but do expect to leave unsure whether you're Jedi or human – this is immersive theatre at its best.
Secret Cinema have just announced their new 'Secret Nightclub' which will be exclusively available to ticketholders of Secret Cinema's Star Wars event. It will transform unusual and eccentric buildings into worlds inspired by cinema, music, fashion and literature. Nightlife seekers will be given mysterious instructions such as dress code and props guidelines, and the location will be discoverable only through a secret telephone line. A code to lead each caller to the nightclub, and they're promising live music performances and a secret club full of characters from the production. Click here to go to the site.
|What||Star Wars, Secret Cinema|
|Where||Secret Location | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
04 Jun 15 – 02 Aug 15, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to go to Secret Cinema's booking page.|