London's Charing Cross Station Opens up for Movie Lovers in May
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The warm weather signals the seasonal advent of outdoor theaters across the world. However, in an unused portion of London’s famed tube system, there will soon be a movie marathon deep underground.
Mashable’s Tim Chester enlightens us to the fact that the defunct Charing Cross station will play the part of movie theater in May, housing a set of classic films for the few who managed to snag tickets.
From looking at Underground Film Club’s website, the shows are sold out. And it doesn’t take a genius to see why.
Pair some great titles with a rare glimpse at a closed section of tube and you have the ingredients for a must-see event.
The website explains, “Underground Film Club partners with London Underground to host a series of iconic screenings at Charing Cross disused station from 28-30th May.”
Among the films that will be screened are such classics as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Casablanca” and “Psycho.”
Newer fare will also be shown such as “Birdman” and “Paddington.” The latter of which holds the distinction—along with “Skyfall”— as being a movie that was actually filmed at this particular station.
Now the website does promise that there will be more than cinematic nourishment, because “fresh food and all manner of drinks will be available at Underground Film Club.”
But you are among the millions who failed at grabbing a ticket. Perhaps it’s a small consolation to hear that the film event is by the same people who put on the Rooftop Film Club.
So consider spending some London nights well above ground and visit the website for more details.
Once again there will be showings for various films across a few familiar buildings around town.
For example, the classic film “The Goonies” is playing in Shoreditch on May 4. As of this writing there are still tickets available.
In either case, it seems London has cinematic entertainment—through all sea levels—well in hand.
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