A Review in (exactly) 250 words: Pop Up Screens' Cinema in the Snow

Harriet Wilson

  • OnStage Blog United Kingdom

Wondering what could be more festive than curling up to watch a Christmas classic like Elf, Love Actually or Home Alone? Well, what if you had just walked through a magical wardrobe? What if you were surrounded by … definitely 100% real … snow, and fir trees? Most importantly, what if there was mulled wine?

This Christmas, Pop Up Screens are running a 'Cinema in the Snow' season at the Hackney Showroom in East London. The season features the screening of a whole host of Christmas classics, as well as some newer films such as La La Land.

Although quite low key once you get inside, the screening room looks really festive, and entering via wardrobe is always going to be a strong start. Doors open an hour before each film starts, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the festivities and indulge in some popcorn and mulled wine. If you want to arrive earlier, there's also a selection of food stalls just outside the venue.

It would be hard to leave the screening without feeling festive, especially after seeing so many kids playing in the 'snow', making snow angels and even attempting a snow ball fight (which, although not the greatest success, would have made the Grinch himself smile).

The 'Cinema in the Snow' season is perfect for anybody local to Hackney who wants to get into the festive spirit. Children’s ticket prices start at £10, with adults' tickets starting at £20. The season is running until Christmas Eve.