Backyard Cinema’s Sci-Fi Season Will Be Out Of This World

Backyard Cinema has an incredible space-themed new look for 2018.

Winter blues got you in a black hole? We’ve found something to send your spirits soaring – all the way to the stars, in fact. In the distant galaxy known as Southwark, one rogue cinema is launching a new mission that will take them to the heavens and beyond. (Grab tickets to our Secret London Screenings of Wall-E and Men in Black.)

Backyard Cinema’s Mission to Mars season blasts off on Wednesday, March 21st, inviting would-be astronauts onto the flight deck for a summer of sci-fi movie screenings.

 

With launch details confirmed, we can reveal that Backyard Cinema are promising to send us into space, with our favourite sci-fi films coming along for the ride. It’s an immersive experience, so don’t expect Milky Ways left on your seat and glow in the dark stars stuck to the ceiling, oh no.

A peek at the set hints that this will be a real supernova, rivalling their former Miami Beach, Lost World, and Snow Kingdom iterations.

Thankfully Hollywood loves a romp through space, which has led to an impressive lineup of films. Screenings include modern marvels like Gravity, The Martian, Hidden Figures and Interstellar; franchise favourites like Black Panther, Star Wars: Rogue One, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Blade Runner 2049; and throw-back classics like E.T, Aliens, and Terminator 2.

Excitingly, you’re in control of this mission, because we gave you the chance to pick the films you wanted to see at Backyard Cinema. You voted, we listened, and the result is the Secret London Screenings. It’s time to catch the showings of Wall-E (April 18th) and Men In Black (April 28th) that you’ve been yearning for – get your tickets here, courtesy of our friends at Fever.

In other great news, Backyard Cinema’s seriously swish beanbag chairs are fully equipped to survive in space, so you’ll be able to travel in comfort and style. Nervous flyers can also pick up a cocktail from the bar, which should soothe those worries nicely. Mission to Mars opens on March 21 and will run throughout the summer – it’s one small step for man, just down the Bakerloo line to Elephant & Castle.

Location: Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR. Nearest stations: Borough or Elephant & Castle. Find it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: open Tuesday to Sunday, screening times vary.
Price: Tickets from £17.50.
More information: head to their website.

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