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Moving pictures: watch films inside a taxi at Trinity Leeds

Written by
Shaun Curnow

At this year's Leeds International Film Festival, movie fans will get the opportunity to watch everything from the latest blockbusters and cult favourites, to international cinema, thought provoking award winners and music videos.

For the most part, these will be screened at more than a dozen different venues across the city. But there's only one that could drive you home afterwards...

Normally the Tipple Taxi is a pop-up venue that is put to use as a festival and wedding cocktail bar and photo booth. For the Leeds International Film Festival, the converted London taxi cab has been transformed into one of the world's smallest cinemas.

The Tipple Taxi

The Tipple Taxi will be parked up at the central concourse of Trinity Leeds from November 2 until November 18, and will be screening a selection of short films every day to its tiny audience. The free programme includes five of the best shorts from last year's festival, which, appropriately, centre around the theme of 'journeys'.

This will include live actions films 'Milky Way is our Galaxy' and 'Madam Black', along with the animations 'Carpark', 'The Missing Scarf' and 'Hunting for Hockney'. 

The Tipple Taxi

To accompany the movie, guests will be able to enjoy the taxi's accompanying bar and cafe, where you can grab a sandwich, coffee, cake, popcorn, beer or a cocktail.

You'll then be treated to a conversation about the weather, discuss questionable political beliefs and then be warned not to make a mess on the seats. Yeah, we made that last bit up.

Leeds International Film Festival Tipple Taxi. November 2-18, 9am-9pm. Trinity Leeds,  Albion St, Leeds, LS1 5AT. Free. Find more information here.

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