Originally published on The National Student on 16/02/17.
Ever wanted to watch Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill in an abandoned chapel? Now’s your chance.
Labelling themselves as one of London’s most “sought after and alternative cinema experiences”, Backyard Cinema might be one of the city’s oddest ways to watch a film. Much like the yearly Secret Cinema, Backyard are angling for the immersive experience, with themed screenings all throughout the year.
Located just south of the Southbank in Newington, the cinema itself doesn’t actually go anywhere, but every few months they switch up the themed design to match the ever-changing programme. And this year’s just so happens to be based around American favourite Quentin Tarantino.
Named ‘The Last Chapel’ and built to look like, you guessed it, a chapel, Backyard Cinema will be screening everything from Tarantino-inspired classics, to the work of the very man himself from 22nd March to the 9th April.
Kicking things off with his much celebrated debut Reservoir Dogs, the selective showings include everything from David Fincher’s Fight Club to The Lost Boys, Drive, Pulp Fiction (of course) and True Romance, before wrapping things up on closing night with the uber-violent, Tarantino-scripted psycho thriller Natural Born Killers.
Tickets are a little pricey, but that does include a beanbag lounger for a seat so you can bet your lucky stars that it’ll be worth it.
Backyard Cinema’s ‘The Last Chapel’ season kicks off on 22nd March. More info can be found at the official website.