Film Four at Summerset House
After six years i have finally made it to a screening at Summerset House, thanks to the pro active work of my brother. Being a massive film buff, a lover of London and an avid attendee of various events in London , it is quite shocking that I have not made it to one of these screenings yet.However the wait was more than worth while.I never want to watch a film in a conventional cinema again, this whole experience was fantastic. Not only was the film at one of London’s best known tourist spots, Summerset house is situated in the perfect place of London. On the Strand, a stones throw away from Covent Garden and the South Bank.
The whole cinematic experience was brilliant. The staff were fabulous allowing you to just get on with your evening. Your allowed to take your own food and drink, as long as it is not in glass bottles or cans. So we started off with a lovely picnic, whilst supping on some red wine and wiping our hands on paper hand towels. We were then offered a jug of Jamesons punch, at a very reasonable price of Â£12. The punch was fabulous, was exactly what you need on a warm summers evening.
The atmosphere was brilliant, there were DJ’s playing unbelievable music for the first hour, which gave the audience a chance to settle down, mingle with other fellow film buffs and generally get in the mood. The film was then introduce; we had chosen Stanley Kubrick’s Path’s of Glory, by Stanley Kubrick’s wife.
The film then started, and it was fantastic. The lighting and sound was incredible, allowing you to fully enjoy to whole cinematic experience. The whole audience was silent with anticipation, I have never experienced the silence of nearly 2000 people but it is a once in a life time experience.
Unfortunately the outdoor films finish this weekend, but I look forward to returning next year to again experience the ultimate Cinema.
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