To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Baz Luhrmann’s iconic Romeo & Juliet, Backyard Cinema will bring the film’s dark romance to life, with a series of screenings in a dazzling London church, accompanied by a live choir.
The hit providers of roaming, immersive cinema first showed the seminal, Shakespearian adaptation at St Mary’s Church last year and - following its unprecedented success - will return for another run amid its stained glass windows and candle-lit aisles, inspired by the movie’s final scenes.
The sensational, Some Voices choir will accompany the film, performing live versions from its famous soundtrack, including; Young Hearts, Everybody’s Free and Kissing You.
Backyard Cinema founder, Dominic Davies said: “We are thrilled to invite people back to this amazing event.
“It’s a small, intimate and personal show and this beautiful church is the perfect setting. Watching the choir perform those iconic, 90’s anthems really will pull on the heart strings, leaving fans of the film in tears.”
Radio 2’s Jo Whiley described it as “a truly magical experience,” while comedian Rufus Hound gushed: “When it's a film that's important to you, you need to know that anyone making a show out of it loves it as much as you do. These are your guys."
The experiential movie juggernaut’s previous successes have included terrifying, apocalyptic zombie screenings at gunpoint, followed by End of the World parties for survivors; sing and dance-alongs to Grease and Dirty Dancing; their six-week Backyard Cinema Film Festival and last year’s indoor Christmas cinema set in an enchanted forest.
Tickets to this exclusive event are priced from £20 for traditional balcony seats and £28 for the main stalls seating area, made up of comfy sofas and relaxing deck chairs.
Alcoholic and soft drinks will be available before the performance from the fully licensed Backyard Bar, as well as a range of quality snacks including luxury ice cream from Cream & Country and Backyard Cinema’s popular Pick & Mix Popcorn.
Romeo states that “Love lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” and this event promises to enchant both.