If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood… well, if you live in East London, then your neck of the woods is going to get entertainingly spooky and you’d better call to get tickets.
Future Cinema – the people behind immersive cinema experiences like the recent quite-literally all-singing, all-dancing Dirty Dancing weekend – have turned their talents to eighties classic, Ghostbusters, transforming deco venue The Troxy into Manhattan hotel, The Sedgewick, for an evening of ectoplasm and proton packs.
Eighties-dressed audiences are welcomed through the doors by Noo Yawk-drawling bellhops who guide you into the hotel’s opulent ballroom, readied for a 1984 fashion event – but naturally, a few drinks and hotdogs in – crashed by the Ghostbusters team on the look-out for spooks.
Actors playing the lead characters mill about the space, getting possessed, trapping ghouls in realistically smoking traps or whipping everyone up into eighties disco nirvana. And that’s before the film starts, when key scenes are augmsented by whoop-inducing re-enactments… with one key player making a big, wobbly impression!
As giddy as a kid’s party, loaded with detail (the Mayor of NY personally greets all attendees) and as great for people watching as for screen staring, Ghostbusters is a big, daft celebration of eighties cinema that’ll leave you with a stupid grin on your face.
Fancy getting in on the action? New December dates have been added to the sold-out run (including family matinees). Go to futurecinema.co.uk/tickets for info.