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Popping Up Near You This Summer: Pop Up Screens
Pop up cinema screens are popping up all over London this summer. Locations for Pop Up Screens include Fulham, Parson's Green and Shepherds Bush to the west, Morden and Lewisham to the south, and Holborn in central London. Well actually the last venue is at Coram's Fields which could also be classed as Bloomsbury. I must admit that I feel a little miffed as north London is not included.
Pop Up Screens
The movies on offer are an eclectic mix of cults and classics and vary between venues, so you will need to check the website for further information. Suffice it to say that some timeless treats on offer include The Usual Suspects,
The Usual Suspects (Image Courtesy of popupscreens.co.uk website)
Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Lebowski, Jaws, Ghostbusters,
Ghostbusters (Image courtesy of popupscreens.co.uk)
Pulp Fiction and The Blues Brothers.
The Blues Brothers (Image courtesy of popupscreens.co.uk)
Watching a film just wouldn't be right without popcorn, so all the locations will be supplying quality popped corn from Drum and Kernal. In addition there will be further refreshments for both meat eaters and vegetarians and these could include Indian Dosas from Dosa Deli, Van Dough pizzas, hog roasts from Phileas Hog, Caribbean creations supplied by St Best, Kimchinary Korean Tacos and Chinese savoury pancakes from Mei Mei. Drinks will be available from a licensed bar, but bear in mind that all food and drink stalls will only accept cash.
All sites are happy to make arrangements to accommodate wheelchair users and to grant a free ticket to a carer, just contact them in advance to make the necessary arrangements. Children are also welcome, but remember that they can't be admitted to certain films, depending on the certification. Toilets are also available.
Those attending the outdoor screenings will be at the mercy of the English weather, so come prepared, bring something to sit on, and pack your own picnic hamper if you prefer the delights of home cooking. The ticketing is electronic and everything is bookable in advance through the website.