I've been going to secret cinema now for 3 years and I have very mixed feelings!
The first year was great. Tickets weren't too expensive. Production was fantastic and the actors were so entertaining and immersive that you felt part of the movie.... so much so that when it came time to watch the movie, I had forgotten that was the point of the night!
Recently, they've increased their scale and budget size (understandably) as the demand for tickets keeps growing. But with this expansion has come a lack of personality, experience and the magic is lost. Not to mention the price has now gone up to a hefty £85 for the cheapest ticket! If it wasn't for a friend getting me a ticket this year, I would have given it a miss. Whilst it was an enjoyable evening, they need to scale back down a little so that it doesn't end up feeling like you're queuing to be part of the experience - and you lose your suspension of disbelief.
I guess there will always be those die-hard fans that will buy a ticket to films they know (hello star wars success!) but it originally started as a great way of introducing people to some of the greatest classics (miller's crossing, shawshank redemption).
Its difficult to write a review on secret cinema without giving too much away. However this years event is fantastic, the effort and production value the team have put in is amazing. Whilst initially you might be slightly cringey and embarrassed within 5 minutes you've become fully immersed and will have the time of your life. I've heard folks moan about the ticket price to watch a movie. This is not watching a movie! Its closer to going to the theatre and the ticket prices are justified given the amazing night you will have.