I saw the "secret" version last year and the experience has stayed with me ever since. The production was thoughtful and ambitious and replicated the spirit of the film fantastically. There were lots of 'film within film' moments that got the audience cheering in delight. I left in a state of shock and awe - ''institutionalised', even. I was worried I wouldn't be surprised as I'd seen the film so many times. But as always, the devil is in the detail. You will appreciate the references all the more for being familiar with the nuances of the script. Just go with an open mind, follow your 'joining orders', avoid PDA (you'll find out why) and plan for an interesting journey home! The only downside: our viewing was quite late and meant we had to duck out before the end to make the last tube. But even so, it was worth every penny.
Future Cinema Presents The Shawshank Redemption
Secret London location
Until Sun Feb 24 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jan 29 2013
Some regulars of Future Cinema events are calling their latest production of 'The Shawshank Redemption' their best yet. If you've been before you'll know the drill: the audience arrives at what looks like a set from the film with actors dressed up as characters and watch a screening of the movie. This time Future Cinema have converted a Victorian school in east London into a prison with such chilling effectiveness you'll feel a cold shiver of fear as 'prison wardens' order you into the courtyard. Our advice is to arrive early. Tickets aren't cheap (they've gone up by a tenner since last time), so get your money's worth. And there is plenty to explore. If there's a door, open it. If there's a corridor, have a wander. Don't miss a thing.