If you don’t own a yacht (hey, us too!), then you probably weren’t planning on spending much time around St Katharine Docks this winter. However, they’re launching a unique winter pop-up that might just change your mind. The docks are bringing their Christmas film festival back for another winter on the water between November 29 and December 5. Yes, you did hear that right: it’s a floating cinema, bobbing gently on the waters of what is set to become a fabulous festive marina.
Imagine if the water froze – you’ll be able to skate your way to the cinema! With the British climate being what it is, that’s rather unlikely, but this festive floating cinema is still well worth a visit. The lineup speaks for itself; Elf, Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Love Actually, and Last Christmas all feature, so you’re guaranteed to see some wonders on the water.
It’s only a short-run cinema, with a week of screenings (quick note: on December 1, they’ll be closed for a private screening). There’s no need to worry about catching a chill either, as the pontoon is strewn with cosy beanbags and warming blankets, all huddled beneath a twinkling canopy of fairy lights. Additionally, the bar will be selling the usual winter warmers, with hot chocolate and mulled wine available, along with a range of tapas from local restaurant Townhouse 360. This floating cinema is most certainly shipshape, so you landlubbers shouldn’t be afraid to test out your sea legs!
Also published on Medium.