News in about the most recent not-so-secret-anymore Secret Cinema, Future Cinema/Nokia's immersive cinema experience night.
FUTURE CINEMA in association with NOKIA hosted a sell-out SECRET CINEMA at the Royal Horticultural Halls on Friday. Guests arrived in Westminster to find the venue and surrounding streets transformed into 80s New York and joined the live performers to pay homage to the comedy classic Ghostbusters. In the biggest live event of its kind SECRET CINEMA entertained over 1,100 revellers and a simultaneous screening took place at the Corn Exchange in the seaside town of Brighton.
The location of the screening was only revealed on Thursday morning to SECRET CINEMA members who had signed up at www.secretcinema.org. Members were notified of the venue by email and told only to wear their finest 80s attire. Guests were then entertained by a host of energetic performers in Ghostbuster costume, Ecto-1 and NYC cops patrolled the streets and free hot dogs and pretzels were served. After the main show SECRET CINEMA hosted an exclusive after show party.
Nokia once again partnered with Secret Cinema to connect people in new and better ways including mobile ticketing and bluetoothing a 1 min video of the night to the guests. The events in London and Brighton were also broadcast live at www.secretcinema.org/live
"Thanks to the support of Nokia we were able to put on two spectacular Secret Cinema events simultaneously tonight. The digital age is changing the way we watch film and we aim to give our members the ultimate cinema experience." Fabien Riggall, Founder and Director, Secret Cinema / Future Cinema
The SECRET CINEMA concept was launched last year and already has a cult following with over 35,000 cinematic thrill seekers signed up to the mailing list and the largest Facebook film group in Europe with over 11,000 members.
SECRET CINEMA will host further screenings nationwide including London, Bristol, Manchester and Brighton. Previous events have included the vintage Marx Brothers movie ‘A Night at the Opera' at the newly refurbished Hackney Empire and an exclusive preview of Gus Van Saint's ‘Paranoid Park' in a disused railway tunnel in South London.
For further information on Secret Cinema and to sign up to the mailing list for future events go to www.secretcinema.org