Coming out of Limehouse DLR station last night, there was a flood of glamourously dressed couples clutching roses. Not that shocking considering it was Valentine’s Day after all, but if you happen to go by there any evening this week (until February 18), you may also be caught up in the throng heading to the flood lit Troxy for a screening of ‘Brief Encounter‘ by the ‘Future Cinema’ (aka the folks behind the Secret Cinema). If you have been to one of the Secret Cinema events before, you’ll know that this is an immersive theatrical experience. Although this time the film isn’t secret, it still transports you: there are performers and usherettes to welcome you along the red carpet, a good old-fashioned singalong (‘Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner..’), classic dancing and, my personal fave, an appearance by some of London’s finest Pearly Kings and Queens. Singles beware, this is a mega coupley event (well it was last night anyway – unsurprisingly) so be prepared to hold your head high as you walk through a sea of people in two by two, Noah’s Ark style. But then, it is a Valentine’s party after all.
If you haven’t got tickets yet but fancy dressing up and taking a trip back in time, you can still book at theothercinema.org.