Now unlike my usual posts, this one is going to be very photo light. And the reason for that is that Secret Cinema have banned mobile phones from their Back To The Future event!
If you don’t already know, Secret Cinema run events in London where they create a ‘set’ around a film in a secret location, and everybody dresses up, heads over, and basically gets to experience what life in that film would be like, before sitting down and all watching it together. I’ve wanted to go to one for ages and when I heard that they were opening ‘Back To The Future’ as their biggest event ever, creating an entire town, I leapt at the chance!
There was a bit of drama at the beginning as the event didn’t open on time and the first few dates were cancelled, but on Thursday night we got dressed up in our 50s finest and headed off to the secret location. I got a few funny looks on the train, but as we got closer I started to see girls in 50s dresses and boys in shirts and braces! Everyone looked amazing.
The team had done an amazing job. I actually felt like I’d stepped back in time. Not letting anyone have a phone was the perfect touch – I felt a little anxious as I handed mine in, but honestly, it felt so freeing not to be checking it every few minutes to take photos and create hashtags – I just enjoyed the night, just like I used to when I was younger. I’m going to try and do it way more often going forward, that’s for sure.
There was so much to see and do – I don’t want to give it away, but just a taster – we were delivered a suprise letter from a postman, had alcoholic milkshakes, danced like crazy at the ball, took a romantic Ferris wheel ride, and whooped with delight at the film suprises – and that’s just a small slice of the entertainment!
The disco was so good that I’m now about to Google ‘50s clubs in London.’ I genuinely think the dress style is so nice and flattering – everybody looked amazing. We did get one photo (the first one above) which we paid £5 for - it's a bit of a scramble to get it at the end, but it was worth it for a little memento. I was so in character by the end that I even spoke to a radio interviewer in a (bad) fake American accent...embarrassing!
There are still tickets available and if you can go, you should go! I’m almost ready to sign up again!