Welcome to Film Club.
Jack has met a lot of new and interesting people here in Belfast. One of them thought up this great, seasonal idea to have a Christmas themed pop up cinema in Titanic Quarter. So he got together a bunch of buddies to sell pop corn, pulled pork baps, and other delicious treats while showing flicks from Love Actually to Die Hard.
Pop Up Film Club is held in a temporary space behind the Premiere Inn. It’s all wooden crates and Christmas trees – very hip indeed! What I loved best was that you enter the Cinema through a set of double doors and are immediately met by Mr Tumnus’ lamp post from Narnia. There is a fake snow machine and more Christmas Trees that Santa’s Factory. It’s amongst this eclectic, Christmas fantasy that you watch your movie.
There is a short safety chat to start things off and an intermission half way through – just like the old days – so don’t worry about snacks.
Jack and I saw Die Hard on Wednesday night with a really friendly crowd who made the experience even better by laughing at all the right moments.
I was glad I was fresh from work with my big coat and gloves, because it got a little chilly as the night wore on. But all in all a fantastic night.
I’ve heard they are planning to do themed movies at holidays throughout the year – I really hope this is true. I’d be really interested in coming back for an Easter theme or even Spring Break! They seem to have a real knack for choosing the movies. They have shown a range of classic films, childhood favourites, and actiony blockbusters but all coming back around to that all important Christmas theme. I’m sure they’d be able to pull of anything!
Pop Up Film Club ends tomorrow with Miracle on 34th Street and has been sold out almost every evening since December 13. Way to go lads.