Last week, on the closing day of the London Film Festival, Secret Cinema launched its most ambitious run to date and 17th production, selling more than 6,000 tickets in 1 day and 10,000 in 1 week. Following this frenzy, the December run is now sold out.
Today, struggling to meet the demands of its loyal and dedicated audience, Secret Cinema announces 20 more performances in 2012 from 1st – 22nd January. Taking place in an unknown central London location, the journey and experience will be operatic in scale.
Tickets for additional dates will be available beginning Friday, November 4th at 12.00 noon: www.secretcinema.org/tickets
The Secret continues in January – Tell no one.
Secret Cinema asks audience to be prepared for the most ambitious secret cinema event to date.
MORE DATES ANNOUNCED: 1st - 22nd JANUARY 2012
TICKETS ON SALE TODAT FROM 12.00 NOON
December 2007 – present // 16 productions to date.
On 6th December, Secret Cinema will present more than three weeks of live cinema, participatory theatre, and cultural exploration before curious audiences and curated surroundings creating the longest Secret Cinema run to date.
Blurring the boundaries between audience and spectator, the audience will lose themselves in a hyper imagined world of the film. Secret Cinema is asking the audience to prepare for the most daring production to date.
This will be Secret Cinema’s 17th production created by Future Cinema, pioneers of live cinema who are changing the way films are seen, exhibited and distributed.
Comprising more than three weeks of performances, Secret Cinema will take place from 6th – 31st December with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Set to stage in an unknown central London location, this cinematic secret follows a screening of Gillo Pontecorvo’s “The Battle of Algiers” in April 2011, which drew more than 14,000 viewers to the Old Vic Tunnels underneath Waterloo Station.
With Secret Cinema the audience don't just passively inhabit the world of a film - the carefully crafted world puts them at its heart, allowing them to determine their level of involvement. It generously offers an opportunity to inhabit the film, to play, and to emote with the actors in a seemingly unrestricted environment…
December’s secret remains unknown; it will be operatic in scale.
Launched in December 2007, when 400 people joined together under London Bridge for Gus Van Sant’s “Paranoid Park”, Secret Cinema has pioneered and continued to push the boundaries of how audiences experience film and participate in a journey of narrative exploration and discovery.
In less than four years, Secret Cinema has created 16 productions and grown in audience size from a screening for 400 people (“Paranoid Park”, London Bridge, December 2007) to 18,000 (“The Red Shoes”, Tobacco Docks, London February 2011). Secret Cinema also recently gained its 100,000th fan on Facebook.
Produced by Future Cinema, December’s secret will continue to revolutionise the traditional cinema experience, fusing film with music, theatre and live performance. The audience, the intrinsic and necessary attraction, will become the characters immersed into the narrative of the film, intimately interact with the world created for them, take on a life and duty within the film and challenge the tasks before them, trusting the experience and obstacles set forth on this unknown journey.
The location is the journey; the cinematic tale is the trick – take a look at what has gone before below – to get an idea of what you have to look forward to!
The Secret continues in December – Tell no one.
“Paranoid Park” directed by Gus Van Sant
Shipwright Yard, London; December 2007
“Funny Face” directed by Stanley Donen
Royal Academy of Arts, London; February 2008
“If … “ directed by Lindsay Anderson
Dulwich College, London & Clifton College, Bristol; May 2008
“A Night at the Opera” directed by Sam Wood
Hackney Empire, London; October 2008
“Ghostbusters” directed by Ivan Reitman
Royal Horticultural Halls & the Corn Exchange, Brighton; November 2008
“Anvil! The Story of Anvil” directed by Sacha Gervasi
Sheperd’s Bush Empire, London; February 2009
“The Harder They Come” directed by Perry Henzell
Coronet Theatre, London; June 2009
“The Warriors” directed by Walter Hill
London Fields, London; September 2009
“Alien” directed by Ridley Scott
105 Clifton Street, London; October 2009
“Bugsy Malone” directed by Alan Parker
The Troxy, London; November 2009
“Wings of Desire” directed by Wim Wenders
Sheperd’s Bush Pavilion, London; February 2010
“Bladerunner” directed by Ridley Scott
Wood Wharf, London; June 2010
“Lawrence of Arabia” directed by David Lean
Alexandra Palace, London; September 2010
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” directed by MilosForman
Princess Louise Hospital, London; November 2010
“The Red Shoes” directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Tobacco Docks, London; February 2011
“Battle of Algiers” directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Old Vic Tunnels Waterloo London; April 2011