The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show’s pop-up cinema returns to The View from The Shard with a Valentines screening of the Baz Luhrman classic, Romeo + Juliet. At over 800 feet above London, there is technically no one closer to the stars than you for this screening of ‘two star-crossed lovers’. But technicalities aside, The View from The Shard is one of the most atmospheric and, dare we say, romantic places in London – and for this night only, you can experience its breathtaking views and enjoy the film with a complimentary glass of champagne and box of popcorn. When? Wednesday 13th February, 9pm admission, 9:30 film starts Buy tickets
15 March, 2018, 7:00 PM Screening of the documentary Gates of Heaven at the Old Operating Theatre Museum. T. +44 020 7188 2679 E. email@example.com BOOK TICKETS A documentary which still remains in a category by itself; Gates of Heaven focuses on an assortment of people involved in the pet cemetery business and the grieving owners who simply want to give the animals they love a proper send-off. For a film supposedly about dead pets, this is a moving reflection of human nature which combines comedy, irony and pathos. The characterful subjects are allowed to speak for themselves, musing on the need for companionship, what it means to be alive and why we work so hard to be remembered in death. This event will be preceded by an introduction by Gareth Miles. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. *Access: The Museum is only accessible through a 52-step spiral staircase.
Those searching for an alternative approach to romance this Valentine’s Day need look no further than this special screening of Freaks (1932) at The Old Operating Theatre. “Anyone who considers this entertainment should be placed in the pathological ward in some hospital” said one contemporary review of this notorious film. The initial outrage over the use of people with genuine abnormalities overshadowed the film‘s real sympathies; if there are ‘freaks’ on display here, they are not the versatile circus performers to whom the title seems to allude. This tale of a ‘beautiful’ circus trapeze artist who conspires with her strongman lover to marry a dwarf for his money remain’s Hollywood’s boldest statement on the dichotomy between outer appearance and inner life. This event will be preceded by an introduction by Gareth Miles. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Book here
The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show will host two festive film nights at The View from The Shard this December. Bring a loved one to the top of London’s tallest building with the capital’s lights twinkling below. Bonus – you’ll be seriously close to the flight path of Father Christmas! Miracle on 34th Street | Tuesday 12th December This timeless Christmas classic only improves with age. See it on the big screen with a complimentary Grey Goose cocktail and free popcorn, while enjoying views of London that only Father Christmas gets to see as he makes his rounds! Book now Scrooge | Wednesday 13th December This has to be the definitive version of Charles Dickens’ classic starring Alistair Sim, with its ‘lashings of festive cheer and a fair dollop of fine performances that will leave you in the mood for mince pies and a newer sense of seasonal goodwill to all men’, according to Empire Magazine. Book now
Join The Old Operating Theatre on October 27th for a special Halloween screening of cult classic, Dracula. “One of the most revolting horror films I have seen in years.” (Daily Express review, 1958). Filmed in lurid technicolour for the first time, Hammer’s sexually charged Gothic nightmare blew away the black and white cobwebs of all previous versions and, with dripping blood and bared fangs, reinvented the image of the Count. Christopher Lee’s snarling, hissing portrayal became a model on how to transform a well-known character. His hot blooded animal instincts contrast brilliantly with Peter Cushing’s cool scientific rationalism in the role of Van Helsing. A watershed moment in the history of on-screen eroticism and gore, the film was key to the development of the horror film, sending shock waves through the decades that followed. It retains much of its bite today. This event will feature an introduction by Gareth Miles and the screening of the movie. Refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Book your tickets.
Kino is a 52 seat independent cinema and cafe bar based in Bermondsey, less than 10 minutes walk from London Bridge and Borough tube stations. Kino’s cinema programme includes the latest blockbusters, kids’ movies, foreign-language films, documentaries and live events broadcast via satellite from world-class venues that include the National Theatre (NT Live) and the Royal Opera House (Opera & Ballet). Kino runs special events alongside its film programme, including question and answer sessions and an annual film festival. Kino can also be hired privately as a venue for fundraising events, birthday parties and corporate meetings.