**SPOILER ALERT** If you have tickets or plan to attend any of the remaining Secret Cinema: Back To The Future performances please do not read this if you wan’t to be totally surprised by the event, but if you are like me and absolutely hate surprises then read on ;)
OK disclaimer over let me tell you about the BEST DATE NIGHT EVER… I know that is a very bold statement, eh!? But it truly was! I bought tickets for the Secret Cinema production of Back To The Future months ago, it was purely on a whim after I had heard so much of others’ enjoyable nights at their previous more low-key productions and I wanted to experience it for myself, a few weeks ago I thought this was the worst decision of my life given the bad press they received for not opening on time but with money already invested we were commited.
The theme was 1955, they had actually recreted a replica Hill Valley from the film, with all the iconic buildings and events from that era… given the usual secrecy of their productions and theme, Secret Cinema’s decided to ban all modern cameras and mobiles, that was going to be the most testing part of our experience no mobile phone… LOL! So with my Amazon purchased pollyester 1950s dress on, McD & I went to the 1955 Hill Valley Fair (via 2014’s London’s Olympic Park n Stratford, UK).
Once we arrived we were greeted by an epic set design of Hill Valley 1955, in which we just wandered around and sokaed up the vintage atmosphere. McD and I took the school bus to the school dance, where we listened to an amazing live band play 1950s classics (as well as throwing a few 80s classics for good measure too.) We then took a stroll around the fair, shot some cork guns where McD won me a prize and watched a parade… ALL BEFORE we actually sat down and enjoyed the film.
During the film Secret cinema surprise you with a whole lot more special additions, but that’s sharing too much, I need to leave you with some surprise in case you ever plan to experience a secret cinema production yourself. I know quite a few people who went back to Hill Valley and not one person reported a bad experience, so if you ever find youself pondering going to a secret cinema showing I would say do it, you will not regret it, I am sure you will encourage others to do so afterwards too!