Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, cinemas have still managed to stay afloat.
Which is especially important for this particular cinema.
Popping up once again for the summer, the Floating Film Festival sets up shop amidst the unique surroundings of St. Katharine Docks. Once a working docks, the 200 year old warehouse buildings now look onto a marina populated with yachts and waterside dining terraces. And apparently cinemas. Because come the sun, festoon lighting is strung up in a sun-shading canopy on a floating pontoon, a screen is erected, and the place is strewn with deckchairs & gigantic, two-person sofa bean-bags.
The flicks will be screened for the fortnight from 12th to the 24th of July, with a mix of both classics & new releases. This year, fresh from their theatrical runs, the lineup features the likes of Spiderman: No Way Home, Respect, King Richard, Sing 2, and Belfast. And if you’re after something a little more vintage, then they’ll furnish you with a screening of Pretty Woman, Mamma Mia, Moana, and more.
There’s a small bar to the side for snacks & drinks, although you”re best not getting too many – the place is literally floating already, and the organisers are keen to point out that the whole venue will be gently bobbing in the water throughout the screening.
Tickets are on sail now…
NOTE: Tickets are now on sale for the Floating Film Festival, and usually go very quickly – you can book right HERE.
Floating Film Festival | St. Katharine Docks, London E1W 1LA
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