Friday 1 July 2011

Silent cinema returns to Deptford

From 14 July the yard behind the Deptford Project once again plays host to the 'silent' cinema, which will be screening films over a series of weekends in July and August.

There's an extended programme compared to last year, with five themed weekends of films showing on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Filmgoers wear headphones for the soundtrack, which means neighbours are not disturbed by the outdoor setting - and I presume the unusual seating that was made last year, out of pallets and cushions covered with old curtains and the like, will be brought out of retirement for ticket holders.

The programme is as follows:

80s weekend (no apostrophe please, Ticketweb!)
14 July: St Elmo's Fire
15 July: Pretty Woman
16 July: Dirty Dancing

Sci-Fi Alien invasion weekend
21 July: Invasion of the bodysnatchers
22 July: Terminator
23 July: Alien

Americana weekend
28 July: Easy Rider
29 July: Pretty in Pink
30 July: Grease

Weepy weekend
11 August: Terms of Endearment
12 August: Brokeback Mountain
13 August: Beaches

Black & white classics weekend
18 August: The General
19 August: Nosferatu
20 August: Metropolis

Tickets are £10 and can be bought online at Ticketweb

Meanwhile over in Greenwich, Meantime Brewery has teamed up with Nomad Cinema to host a series of three films to be shown in the grounds of the old Royal Naval College. You can see Groundhog Day, Time Bandits, or Memento which are showing on the weekend of 8-10 July. Prices here are a bit steeper though - £12.50 for the ticket plus the £1.25 'booking fee' that Wegottickets charges you to send you an email with your unique reference number.

1 comment:

Maria said...

Just a quick note from The Deptford Project, our silent cinema is being totally reworked for this summer with a brand new design for the parachutes being done by Crafty Bitches who are also working very hard on new colourful and comfy cushions to sit on (as last years where a complete sell out!). We will also be revamping some of our seating with a more outdoor sofa design so that there will be somewhere nice to place your popcorn whilst you slurp down our delicious chilled beverages and gourmet sausages.

Also to note is that the last week of black and white silent classics is with live musical accompaniment with a brand new score of Metropolis being performed by the Serum Electronique. All very exciting!

I'd also like to say sorry to everyone who has popped down these last two days. The cafe has been closed so that it can be given some love and attention by artist Insa who is giving the carriage a fresh new look to coincide with a brand new menu launch tomorrow featuring homemade gourmet sausages from Heaps and tasty fresh made salads and relishes made by our fantastic chef. So please come down and tell us what you think of these yummy new menus!