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Underground Cinema FBI 2.0
Photograph: Paul Benjamin

Time Out says

Get your adrenaline pumping at a night of immersive cinema, but shhhh... it's a secret.

And so it returns. The most (un)talked about immersive cinema experience returns to Melbourne. Attendees are given a nonspecific title for the experience, a dress code and a general theme. Closer to the time of the event, the location is revealed (or not! Sometimes a bus will take cinema-goers to the site). After last year's event was cancelled due to events even scarier than the movies, Underground Cinema is back.  

Underground Cinema has been in the live immersive cinema business for years and has recreated more than 30 filmic worlds. Arriving feels like walking onto a film set, full of actors, costumes and props (and an onsite bar). Attendees complete tasks or take part in an event related to the film before the screening commences and the film is finally revealed. Past movies have included GattacaLet the Right One InChildren of MenThe Grand Budapest Hotel and Lords of Dogtown.

This time the theme is FBI 2.0, which means it's an FBI-themed movie the Underground crew have tackled before. Attendees will be divided into Delta and Gamma units, which must wear different coloured uniforms and undergo slightly different training schedules. FBI merch is available for preorder if you want, or just arrive dressed for Quantico. Do you have what it takes?

If you do, tickets are on sale April 27 Don't dilly dally – this experience is hugely popular, and it almost always sells out very fast. 

Cassidy Knowlton
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Cassidy Knowlton


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