Pop Up Screens

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Watch a tried-and-tested classic on a giant inflatable screen in a London park

It's all about the relaxed atmosphere with Pop Up Cinemas. These guys cart their inflatable screen around parks in all four corners of London over the summer, showing shout-at-the-screen favourites.

Go for the friendly vibe, nicely priced £12 tickets (kids watch half-price) and cheap beer, and expect to see groups of mates reliving their slacker years by quoting along to the movie.

Summer 2017's venues include Greenwich Peninsula, Kennington Park, Hither Green and lovely Coram's Fields near Holborn. For the first time, Pop Up will also be showing films in the magnificent courtyard of the fifteenth-century Guildhall, above the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain. 


Event website: http://www.popupscreens.co.uk
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Pop Up Screens returns this winter with a Christmas theme in Hackney Showrooms. 

Firstly before entering into the screening area I went to the bar area to grab a mulled wine and popcorn but there is plenty of other options such as hot chocolate. 

After getting my drink and before entering the living room area on to the screening room I took some selfies at the board with sayings such as “I’ll be hanging around the mistletoe…”

In the living room there sat two gentlemen reading some stories and poetry after listening to them for a while I then opened the magical wardrobe which transported me to the world of Narnia (well similar). There was snow everywhere and even snow falling from above, there was even an old-fashioned lamp post plus a few fake snow covered pine trees.

In the screening room it was still very much themed themed with snow everywhere and the screen was even framed with cut outs of snow covered trees. There was plenty of seating to choose from and all seats were like chairs you would get at a school assembly but the back row had higher seating so I chose those as this way I could then see over everyone and not have someone’s head in my way. Perhaps though some cushions and blankets would have been good as the seats after a while became uncomfortable and it was pretty cold in there but despite that the sound and picture of the screen is sharp which made it a joy to watch.

I went and saw The Muppets Christmas Carol with some friends and unlike Scrooge this is money well spent.