The alfresco cinema season may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean we all have to return to the Odeon any time soon – theatrical cinema experts Backyard Cinema are set to unveil a forgotten jungle in south London…
Backyard Cinema, who were behind the Winter Night Garden at Winterville and Romeo + Juliet in St Mary’s Church, are set to unveil the Lost Word at Mercato Metropolitao, a new Italian market, supermarket and food and drink venue near Ministry of Sound in Elephant and Castle.
The themed cinema experts are screening a fantastic selection of classic action and adventure films – including childhood favourites The Jungle Book, Hook and The Goonies, as well as Hollywood blockbusters Jurassic Park, Predator and The Legend of Tarzan – within their very own urban jungle.
Decked out with tropical trees and plants, jungle sounds and temple ruins, the Lost World will launch on Friday 16 September.
Navigate your way into a land that time forgot. Once making it through the jungle in one piece, customers will find a screening room decked out with giant beanbag seating, a huge screen and state-of-the-art audio equipment. Grab a jungle-themed cocktail from the bar and relax into a beanbag as the adventure turns into a cinema experience like no other.
Starting in its founder’s back garden, Backyard Cinema is a roaming, theatrical cinema that shows films in iconic, unusual and immersive locations, both in and outdoors, where detailed set builds, actors and live music combine to create a unique evening out.
Tickets, £16.50 (kids, £9.50); cocktail tickets, £25 (comes with signature jungle-themed cocktail); Date Night ticket (for two with bubbly, popcorn, ice cream & blankets), £65. 42 Newington Causeway SE1 6DR; backyardcinema.co.uk
16 September: Jurassic Park, 8pm
17 September: Jungle Book 1967, 12.30pm; Hunger Games, 4.30pm; Jungle Book 2016, 8.30pm
18 September: The Incredibles, 12.30pm; Hook, 4.30pm; Captain America: Civil War, 8.30pm
20 September: Apocalypse Now, 8pm
21 September: King Kong, 8pm
22 September: Predator, 8pm
23 September: The Goonies, 8pm
24 September: The Lion King, 12.30pm; Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl, 4.30pm; Jurassic Park, 8.30pm
25 September: Disney’s Tarzan 1999, 12.30pm; Peter Pan 2003, 4.30pm; Apocalypto, 8.30pm;
27, 28 & 29 September: Rambo: First Blood, 8pm
1 October: Peter Pan (2003), 12.30pm; Jurassic Park, 4.30pm; Jurassic World, 8.30pm
2 October: Madagascar 2, 12.30pm; Zootopia, 4.30pm; Hook, 8.30pm