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Old 03-06-2014, 14:01
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Really interested in this

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/n...ema-event.html

Was thinking of going with children who are big fans of the film, (minimum age allowed is 5) but it's quite expensive, so wondered if anyone has any experience of previous Secret Cinema productions?
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Old 03-06-2014, 14:13
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Really interested in this

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/n...ema-event.html

Was thinking of going with children who are big fans of the film, (minimum age allowed is 5) but it's quite expensive, so wondered if anyone has any experience of previous Secret Cinema productions?
Oh yes, you must go, they are amazing and for a couple of hours you really are part of the film, I have seen 4 and they are brilliant apart from one really bad one 'brazil' but that was the only dud.
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Old 03-06-2014, 14:19
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Thanks for replying. Do we have to dress up? I don't think I can be bothered .

How far in advance do you find out the exact location? I don't want to spend the night in London, wanted to drive down and back up again but I know parking in London is a nightmare, especially if the location isn't used to large crowds.

How many people are allowed for each "performance"?

Have to say this is one of the few films my kids know inside out (seen the trilogy loads of times), so I know they'll really appreciate the attention to detail in the Hill Valley mock up.
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Old 03-06-2014, 14:22
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Thanks for replying. Do we have to dress up? I don't think I can be bothered .

How far in advance do you find out the exact location? I don't want to spend the night in London, wanted to drive down and back up again but I know parking in London is a nightmare, especially if the location isn't used to large crowds.

How many people are allowed for each "performance"?

Have to say this is one of the few films my kids know inside out (seen the trilogy loads of times), so I know they'll really appreciate the attention to detail in the Hill Valley mock up.
Some do, some don't up to you, but it great fun to dress up, you find out about a week before. As for how many, it depends a few hundred, but it is normally a huge film set in a a large building, so plenty of space to move around.
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Old 03-06-2014, 14:40
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Sounds good.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Hope they don't get sold out too quickly!
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:52
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After Wednesdays ticketing fiasco, got mine two minutes before they were officially available yesterday .

Massive demand but I didn't realise just how many tickets were available in the first place!

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/n...oGpbntZ6wxa7o7

How can 2000 people get a good experience, especially when a fair few of those 2000 are children?

In any case, the seetickets website keeps changing from "sold out" to tickets still available so I wouldn't give up hope if anyone is still interested. They are considering adding more dates too.
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Old 06-06-2014, 13:28
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After Wednesdays ticketing fiasco, got mine two minutes before they were officially available yesterday .

Massive demand but I didn't realise just how many tickets were available in the first place!

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/n...oGpbntZ6wxa7o7

How can 2000 people get a good experience, especially when a fair few of those 2000 are children?

In any case, the seetickets website keeps changing from "sold out" to tickets still available so I wouldn't give up hope if anyone is still interested. They are considering adding more dates too.
I'm going to this as well. It sounds awesome.

42,000 tickets sold though - so that's 3,500 there each night! Better get to the bar at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance sharpish!
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Old 06-06-2014, 13:41
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Is the after party/Enchantment Under the Sea Dance a separate event?

So much anticipation and interest for the Hill Valley set , hope it's as good as people are expecting it to be.
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Old 06-06-2014, 19:11
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Is the after party/Enchantment Under the Sea Dance a separate event?

So much anticipation and interest for the Hill Valley set , hope it's as good as people are expecting it to be.
No, it's part of the event.
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Old 24-07-2014, 16:13
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Wow, so they've just cancelled the first nights showing with 2 hours notice . . .

There's a lot of very upset people on fb at the moment!
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Old 24-07-2014, 18:33
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Wow, so they've just cancelled the first nights showing with 2 hours notice . . .

There's a lot of very upset people on fb at the moment!
I would be livid!!
It happenned to me when Australian pink floyd cancelled coulston hall in Bristol, i paid 20 train, 60 hotel, then 10 taxi there, only to be met by a sign saying "sorry, show cancelled", i had won the ticked in a quiz, so never got a penny back, and i still haven't seen the band and was out of pocket close to 100.
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Old 24-07-2014, 19:30
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The location has been revealed on Twitter and the Hill Valley set is no where near complete. Can see secret cinema being cancelled for a few more days at least..
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Old 24-07-2014, 19:34
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Poor form from Secret Cinema.

People travelling all across the country will be pissed, and righty so.
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Old 24-07-2014, 21:16
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Absolutely appalling it's been cancelled at such short notice especially when they're telling hundreds of people not to bring mobile phones so people will be stuck and unable to contact anyone.

I'm not going for another week. Would really like to see any links people have re location. Will be driving down to London, not familiar with East London so need to plan parking, where to feed kids beforehand etc. I know food is available there but have no idea how much it will cost and whether my kids will actually eat it!
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Old 24-07-2014, 22:27
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I'm missing the point here, so pardon the ignorance, but why would people pay 53 to see Back to the Future?
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Old 25-07-2014, 08:40
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I'm missing the point here, so pardon the ignorance, but why would people pay 53 to see Back to the Future?
Because it's more than just 'seeing the film'. It's supposed to be an immersive experience where you spend time interacting with things from the film that the organisers have set up - A 1950s style prom, battle of the bands performances, actors playing out the best scenes from the film as you grab a snack or drink etc.

Once that's over then you watch the film, which is supposed to be projected onto a replica Hill Valley Clock Tower.

Back to the Future is a classic (best film ever, in my opinion) and so has a lot of fans. It's just a shame the organisers seem to have messed this up so badly.
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Old 25-07-2014, 08:47
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I'm missing the point here, so pardon the ignorance, but why would people pay 53 to see Back to the Future?
I agree. My wife once went to a singalonga-Sound-of-Music where the audience dressed up as characters from the film, but that was still in a normal cinema and for a fairly normal price. She said it was great fun, but that I would have hated it.
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Old 25-07-2014, 09:36
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Because it's more than just 'seeing the film'. It's supposed to be an immersive experience where you spend time interacting with things from the film that the organisers have set up - A 1950s style prom, battle of the bands performances, actors playing out the best scenes from the film as you grab a snack or drink etc.

Once that's over then you watch the film, which is supposed to be projected onto a replica Hill Valley Clock Tower.

Back to the Future is a classic (best film ever, in my opinion) and so has a lot of fans. It's just a shame the organisers seem to have messed this up so badly.
It sounds pretty rubbish to be honest, and I'm a fan of the film.
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Old 25-07-2014, 09:53
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It sounds pretty rubbish to be honest, and I'm a fan of the film.
Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 25-07-2014, 10:03
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Absolutely appalling it's been cancelled at such short notice especially when they're telling hundreds of people not to bring mobile phones so people will be stuck and unable to contact anyone.
Think it was cancelled 24 hours ahead of time so the mobile phone thing isn't an issue.

I don't know why people are getting so het up about it. Things get cancelled. It happens. Doesn't matter what the performance is or how much money people have spent on a ticket. Stuff goes wrong, things get cancelled.
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Old 25-07-2014, 10:16
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Think it was cancelled 24 hours ahead of time so the mobile phone thing isn't an issue.

I don't know why people are getting so het up about it. Things get cancelled. It happens. Doesn't matter what the performance is or how much money people have spent on a ticket. Stuff goes wrong, things get cancelled.
Drop the 4, it was cancelled between 90 minutes and 2 hours ahead of the first show (depends on the source you look at).

I think the main complaint is not that it was cancelled, it's that it was cancelled as such unbelievably short notice after they'd told people not to take phones with them...
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Old 25-07-2014, 10:29
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Does not seem like a well run operation, not something I would wish to be involved with as a paying customer.
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Old 25-07-2014, 11:18
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Was in the Evening Standard as well yesterday. Proof that all publicity is NOT good publicity.
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Old 25-07-2014, 14:01
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And tonights has been cancelled.

They announced it on their Facebook page about 20 mins ago but have now deleted the post.

Whoever is running the PR on this will wish they had a time machine to save their job after the last 24 hours.
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Old 25-07-2014, 14:13
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And now tonight's showing is cancelled as well . . .

For those questioning the value of paying 53 to watch it, it's a personal thing but all I can say is that the event is a combination of 'London dungeon style' theatre, a showing of film with 3,500 other people and then an after party with live band. People wouldn't twice about spending 50 to go and watch a 3 hour show, this is a 6 hour experience.

Edit - beaten to it.
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