The Luna Cinema | Iconic Films In Iconic Spaces
All cinemas wish they were The Luna Cinema.
And if they claim it’s anything less than incredible, they’re probably just projecting.
After all, The Luna Cinema is so-called because each of its venues (68 across the UK) uses the moon and stars as its ceiling, as well as some of the most iconic landmarks in the country for its surroundings. This year marks their 10th anniversary in the business, and it’s going to feature their largest lineup of flicks yet. Running from now until October, here’s what’s going on…
A hefty 20 of their venues are in London, running from Royal Palaces such as Hampton Court and Kensington Palace, to the less regal but equally palatial Westminster Abbey and Regent’s Park. A few of the new settings in the capital include The Geffrye Museum & Wimbledon Park. And just to make the most of them, the films at these spots have frequently been chosen with the locations themselves in mind…
….which means that you can check out screenings of Victoria & Abdul at Kensington Palace (where Queen Victoria was born); The Darkest Hour in the shadow of Parliament itself and at Blenheim Palace (Churchill’s birthplace, and a only an hour away by train); plus you can watch The Shape of Water from a boat floating in Brockwell Lido. Of course, speaking of boats, it would be a shame for them not to show Dunkirk there too. So they are.
Joining them at the various other spots you’ll find everything from Get Out and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, to Dirty Dancing, Casablanca, and Shaun of the Dead. Oh and Spice World. Apparently by “popular demand”.
Each space will have its own amenities, with everything from BBQs to street food varying between the venues – but you can guarantee some hot food and a fully stocked bar anywhere you go. And if you’re feeling frisky, you can spring for one of their premium tickets, netting you a branded director’s chair placed in a primo spot in front of the screen, fast track access to the show, and a complimentary drink at the bar.
NOTE: The Luna Cinema is running from now until October 6th. You can find out more, and book tickets at their website right HERE.
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