When I woke up this morning to discover I was going to see a film in an underground station, my first thought was ‘that’s awesome’ with a quickly followed second thought of ‘how had I not heard about this’? Luckily my husband is more on the ball than me when it comes to exciting things to do in our home town so he had not only heard all about it but booked it too!
From the 28th to 30th May, Charing Cross tube Station will be doubling up as a cinema. Billed as a celebration of the beginning of late night tubes which are set to launch later this year, the Underground Film Club will feature movies such as Blade Runner, Paddington and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Tickets will cost £14 a head which may sound pricey at first, but when you consider the cinema’s location in central London, all the costs involved in transforming a fully working tube station into a cinema and the fact that you have the awesome and unique experience of spending a couple of hours watching a movie down the London Underground network, it really isn’t that bad.
My husband opted to book us in for the showing of Blade Runner at 5pm on Saturday 30th May and I will blog about the experience once I’ve been. I’ve never seen the film before (yes, I’m aware it is a pretty iconic film!) so it should be fun.
Although at the moment the Underground Film Club is only scheduled to take place on this one weekend, like other unique cinema experiences that have come to London in the past, I’m sure it will be back if it is a success.
Tickets are still available for several films but are bound to sell out quickly so take a look here if you don’t want to miss out.