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Night of the living dead-Live experience

Today I was invited by @LovePopUpsLondon to attend a live immersive experience of a remake of George A. Romero’s unparalleled 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, superbly adapted into an immersive stage performance.

The show is currently shown at the Pleasance Theatre in North London, running currently until 9th June 19. For booking please check here.

Myself and a few memebers of Love Pop Ups London kindly gifted premium seating to ensure the best experience possible which also meant that we were sat on stage and part of the splash zone. So before we entered the the auditorium we were given a protective boiler suit to help keep our clothing dry !

The premium seating are on stage and I totally recommend these as being only £5 more that the front roll seats these while not necessary but is totally worth it.

The show is split into two halves and the first part is very close to the movie itself..a little dark but great tension created and manages to keep us all at the edge of our seats. The second half is where the musical elements comes into play… Very much like groundhog Day…the scene replays itself until the best solution is agree..but can they?

As the movie was first aired in the late 1960’s a black and white theme is carried on throughout the show..being on stage I was able to see all the amazing makeup each character has possibly spent ages doing…

Oh did I mention that the stage was also called the splatter zone? If not then here it is… throughout the show..water mixed with charcoal may be splatter by any of the characters at any part of the show. So thought I give you a little warning ….

I had so much fun here and laughed till my cheeks hurt so make sure you are prepared to accept anything and nothing is impossible.

I would totally recommend this to any friends looking for a zombie style comedy…and if that’s your thing…what are you waiting for??

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Enjoy the movies.. How about a singalong?

IMG_20180407_190718Ever wonder how you can make going to the movies so much more fun?

Introducing The Grand at Clapham.. A theatre turned cinema turned nightclub, turned karaoke bar.. I mean a night out like no other.. ..

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The Grand is a one stop shop where you can arrange a date night for two, or three depending on your preferences. To a box area for a hen or birthday party. Either way no one would leave this place not having enjoyed their night.

If you are coming for a movie, or a night out at the club, be prepared to have the best night out ever!! With fun competitions and drinks as prizes for best dress and a dancing competition.. The competitiveness will sure come out of anyone who dares enter!

For those coming for a movie night check out their website to see what’s showing and best practice all their songs do you can really get involved at the singalong part at the end of the movie.

I went with @lovepopupslondon to relive the classic of ‘The Little Shop of Horrors’ the movie on the big screen which really gives of the in house cinema experience and the MC of the night really got the crowd going. IMG_20180407_192712

Did I tell you that they have £2.00 popcorn all night long?? Make sure you keep hold of your popcorn bag as you’ll need that for your top up.

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Also they have a photo booth area where if your didn’t come dressed up as your favourite character they you can definitely do so here..

Whatever you are looking for.. Check out the Grand in Clapham before you go anywhere else! IMG_20180414_1

Thanks again to Joanne from Love Pop Up London and The Grand for a great night out!

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Love cinema? Try Rivoli for a different type of experience 

I have always loved going to the cinema. I remember date night always included a visit to the movies.. However I have found one that I cant wait to return. The Rivoli Ballroom at Crofton Park, is one amazing art deco venue..

I have heard that this venue was once in the music video of Tina Turner ‘private dancer’ so have a watch if you want to see it.

The Rivoli Ballroom was opened in 1890 so you can tell that the building is rich in its decor and history of what it has been through. The current owner Bill has had this venue for a long time and it has been used as a typical Ballroom,  most recently it has been used to screen classic movies which gives the cinemagoer a more authentic feel of that era and how amazing life would have been. Bill is usually found chatting to punters visiting so do stop and have a chat and find out a little more about the history he brings.

The Ballroom has two bar areas and even if you aren’t a drinker please go in and have a look at the Australian oak surrounding the bar and the deep velvet couches makes it so comfy you don’t want to leave.

The Ballroom is opposite Crofton Park Station so you won’t miss it.. It’s on the overground and unless you are local I recommend taking public transport as it’s very easy to get to. Each ticket cost around £12.00 and they normally screen classics.. So if you want to see the latest blockbuster this might not be for you..

The Ballroom is turned into a cinema, however the Ballroom feel is never far away. There are seats along the edges of the room which you normally catch lovers making full use the love seats for a more intimate experience.

Photo credit @bambibluedo

The venue also offer the typical balloon experience, the first Saturday of every month is dedicated to same sex Ballroom. Jive night every third Saturday and the best thing disco on the last Saturday of every month.. So what are you waiting for?

Thanks again to Rivoli Ballroom and Love Pop Up London for the experience.. If anyone ask me where they should go for a special movie night.. This is definitely the place to be!

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Rooftop film club- Roof East

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As summer rolls in the only thing you want to be doing is spending as much time as you can possibly managed outdoors.. So an offer of watching an iconic film in the great outdoors is one hard offer to refuse. Enter the Roof East at the Stratford Centre. A roof top pop up running on similar themes to those such as pergola in Shepherds Bush and Paddington.

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However, there’s one difference, they do not have the Roof top Film club screening their movies. Complete with deck chairs and a blanket to keep you warm on those breezy summer nights (trust me, you need it).

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As this is an open venue and the roof is filled with drinkers, punters and pizzas/ burger eating crowd, you’ll will be glad of the headphones they provide to provide the soundtrack of the movie.

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The screening was for 28 days later, a movie I’ve seen many moons ago, still bring slight goosebumps to me. I love the venue this is hosted, however, on warm nights there is a queue to get onto the roof too so make sure you have your booking details at the ready.. Or else you may miss the start of your movie.

I will say those deck chairs looks great but after an hour and half I was feeling a strain on my back.. I might try out the couple chairs as they do look a tad more comfy?

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Just a note, it’s more atmospheric if they start the movie after sunset so the movie may start a little later than planned so be aware of that.

Armed with a blanket and popcorn, and a drink (the booth only sells wine, however with a bar on the rooftop, there’s no short supply of beverage to suit the fussiest of punters!) I was ready to sit back and relax and enjoy my film. A great date night option I totally recommend it to groups of friends as well.

I mean who wouldn’t want to enjoy the great outdoors?

Thanks to Jo from Love Pop ups London and Rooftop Film club for a great night out!