New Secret Cinema launches

Total Film attends the inaugural event

Secret Cinema kicked off its latest participatory film event last night in London, and Total Film was lucky enough to be invited along.

If you're new to Secret Cinema, it goes like this: you buy a ticket for an undisclosed movie, then receive an email the day of the event with a location and directions for what the wear.

You then show up and get treated to an evening of performances, games and exercises all related to the film, which screens at the end of the event.

So, after filling in a quiz online that informed us we would be participating in a scheme called Brave New Ventures, we pitched up at a confidential meeting point dressed in overalls (as directed).

We were then led to a secret location, where we traded in our Earth money for something a little bit different.

The rest of the evening is classified information, but suffice to say it involved plenty of role playing fun (no, not like that), often nerve-wracking missions and some truly fantastic sets.

The film itself? We’ve sworn a blood oath that restricts us from revealing it, but trust us when we say it’s one that’ll get you talking.

This 18th Secret Cinema will be running for a whole month. Check out for more information. If you're a fan of things like promenade theatre and, naturally, movies, you won’t be disappointed.

See below for more images from the event...

Photos: George Torode

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    • jellybaby1

      Jun 2nd 2012, 13:27

      I have been to 3 Secret Cinema events and 2 Future Cinema events and have had a brilliant experience with every one. I am attending tomorrow night's event and was lucky enough to be promoted to Chief Info Officer which has broadened my experiences even further. The standard of participation and attention to detail has improved with each event. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of fancy dress, role play and loves the cinema experience. A bit like a murder mystery with a really good film at the end. #BraveNewVentures

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