A few of the London Life UK blogging crew are big fans of Secret Cinema but there’s never much to write about due to the secret bit. However when you add together the ticket, fancy dress and then food and drink you can easily spend over £100 to basically watch a film you don’t even know if you’ll like and we know not everyone can afford to take that risk. Yes there’s also Future cinema and we really enjoyed Ghostbusters but it’s still an expensive day/night out.
As a newly highly commended Food and Drink Blog which also happens to like films, we felt it was our duty to introduce Edible Cinema to you. Especially as the next one is screening the 1996 remake of Romeo and Juliet, which is a classic in our book.
The idea behind Edible Cinema is to give you a unique way to experience a film, focusing on aroma, texture and taste. Each guest is supplied with a tray of numbered mystery boxes containing a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.
So there’s still a secret element, apart from it’s ‘Supported by Bombay Sapphire’ so expect some Gin. But if you’re not a fussy foodie who’s also a film fan and can afford £37, Edible Cinema looks worth a look. Past films have included Trading Places, Beetlejuice, Pan’s Labyrinth and Spinal Tap, so even if Romeo and Juliet isn’t your thing, there’s a good chance the next one might be.
If you must have the wow factor of Secret Cinema’s big budget experience then stick with it, but for those who’d prefer a more relaxed, pampered trip to the cinema this looks like much better value.
Edible Cinema takes place at BAFTA 195 and has 3pm and 7pm showings Saturday (03/05) and Sunday (04/05)