Secret Cinema Rebuilding Hill Valley for 'Back to the Future' Event
by Alex Billington
June 2, 2014
The first rule of Secret Cinema: you do not talk about Secret Cinema. Unless it's in the past. Have you heard of Secret Cinema before? Based out of London, Secret Cinema is an incredible cinematic event group that hosts special one-off events/screenings with themed experiences. In the past they've held events for Dirty Dancing and Ghostbusters, but this time they're focusing on Robert Zemeckis' classic Back to the Future. The group just announced their ticket sales dates for a Back to the Future event, subtitled "The Live Cinema Experience" with the tagline: "Hill Valley, California comes to a Secret London Location". Yes indeed, apparently they are actually rebuilding Hill Valley for this event, or so the London Evening Standard says.
They're going all out for this one, and it sounds like it's going to be worth flying over for. Here's the ticket info listed on their site for the Back to the Future event being held somewhere in London this July/August:
Click the image above or visit here for the ticketing info direct from Secret Cinema. Be there, or be square!
Most of the hints at what we'll get come directly from Secret Cinema, but they explain in the London Evening Standard piece that they "will build the entire town of Hill Valley, California" so that audiences can experience the movie in full: "A section of the audience shall play out the narrative of Marty McFly, being thrown into a time machine and transported into another existence and others will become part of the 1955 and 1985 world before." This really sounds like it's going to be awesome, and you have to be there to see it yourself. "We want the audiences to forget their current world and take an adventure," says founder Fabien Riggall. Bob Gale, who co-wrote the film, said the Secret Cinema experience would go beyond the movie. He added: "If you've never seen Back to the Future with an audience, don't miss this chance. As good as the movie is in your own home, watching it on a big screen with an appreciative audience is far, far better." Yep.