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Folly for a Flyover cinema, bar and cafe pops up at Hackney Wick

Posted at 6:00 pm, June 23, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

The Adventures of Prince AchmedHere’s something you don’t see everyday: a temporary, chapel-shaped, wooden-brick cinema squeezed between 2 lanes of a major A-road. Built from scratch using local, donated and reclaimed materials, Folly for a Flyover – situated beneath the A12 flyover at Hackney Wick and accessible by foot or bike via the towpath of the Lea Navigation Canal – runs a 6 week season of films, starting tomorrow with a screening of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, Lotte Reiniger’s lush silhouette animation,‘The Adventures of Prince Achmed’ (above/below) on Saturday and ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’ on Sunday with more to come. The cinema’s bar and cafe, and a family-friendly rent-a-boat service are open to all. Book now.

For info, see follyforaflyover.co.uk.

The adventures of Prince Achmed

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