Pop Up Screens

Art & Culture

Outdoor cinema specialists, Pop Up Screens, are back again this summer, so say goodbye to the faceless multiplex and hello to warm evenings in the park, a proper cult movie, cold beer or glass of wine and a box of hot popcorn. The film schedule has something for everyone and includes classics such as Labyrinth, Anchorman, Zoolander, The Big Lebowski, Fight Club, Leon and of course… Back to the Future.

Throughout the summer, the super size screen will visit some of the capitals best loved parks with pre-film entertainment provided by stand up comedian Helen Arney, poet Dan Simpson and digital art from the Live Live Project.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.popupscreens.co.uk for £8, or a weekender pass to see all three films at any one location will set you back £20, with a bumper Season Ticket available for only £50- that’s all 21 films for just £2.38 each!

And what would a trip to the movies be without treats…? Pop Up Screens have it covered. There will of course be popcorn, supplied by London Kettle Popcorn (www.londonkettlepopcorn.com), and a fully stocked bar serving craft beer from Brewdog and Freedom Breweries and wine. To keep with the ‘wild’ alfresco cinema vibe going there will be the chance to sample buffalo, ostrich, springbok, wild boar and wildebeest from Tuckers Exotic Meat Shack (www.tuckers-exotics.co.uk).

Founder of Pop Up Screens, David Leydon said; “I love movies, but I got to the stage of hating going to the cinema. I hated paying an exorbitant ticket price only to leave dissatisfied. I hated that slow sensation of your feet sticking to the carpet. I hated the way the whole experience left me feeling. I could go on, well I did go on, and on and I discovered that it wasn’t just me who felt like this. The more people I spoke/grizzled to the more people I found sharing my opinion. I started to think about what I actually wanted out of going to the cinema. At the top of the list was a good movie, followed by watching it in a relaxed environment with a bit of atmosphere. I want the movie and the experience to stick with me and not in the way the carpet normally does. A bit of value would be nice too. Most of all, I wanted an actual experience.”

For more information or to buy tickets, head to www.popupscreens.co.uk.