PREVIEW: Backyard Cinema, Camden








Popcorn, blankets, artisan burgers, craft beer & pop BBQ,

cupcakes, deckchairs, short films, special surprises and live DJ’s  


Gravity // Dallas Buyers Club // Silver Linings Playbook // The Lego Movie

  Cruel Intentions (15 year Anniversary) // From Dusk til Dawn

 Ghostbusters (30 years Anniversary) // Bridesmaids // SuperBad

The Matrix (15 year Anniversary) // Pulp Fiction (20 Year Anniversary)

The Goonies // Back to the Future // Blues Brothers – Sing & Dance-a-Long

Skyfall //Grease – Sing & Dance-a-long // This is Spinal Tap

The Amazing Spiderman 2 // Human Traffic

Ticket Options:

Standard – £15

 Movie & x2 Drinks – £20

Movies, x2 Drinks & Honest Burger – £29



An Interactive, atmospheric, outdoor cinema to conquer all others. 20 shows, over 8 weeks on the iconic cobbles of Camden Lock Market. 200 giant beanbag loungers and deck chairs to relax in while you watch a blockbuster film selection on huge 14ft screen with booming speakers.

Not just the films: With Brewdog as the official drink sponsors you know its set to be a party. 1950’s Usherettes serving ‘beer for punks’ right to your seat as well as frozen cocktails, summer special spirits, ice cold wine and soft drinks. Interaction encouraged with live twitter competitions, sing and dance-a-longs & Live DJ’s to get the evening going.

Peckish?: Honest Burgers as official food partners have created a dedicated Backyard Burger cooked and served with their world class chips from the huge popup BBQ within the cinema (veggie options available).

Extras: With popcorn, blankets, cupcakes, short films, special surprises and live DJ’s before the feature this is not your average outdoor cinema, this is Backyard Cinema. More than just the movies.

Dominic Davies, Founder and Creator says: “This year we wanted to go even bigger – more beanbags, bigger screen, more films and louder speakers. Brewdog and Honest Burgers are on side to finish the job and this year we really want crowd interaction. This is Backyard Cinema not the opera, lots of drinks, lots of food, a great movie in an iconic setting. One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy and we should never lose that. This is the ultimate pop-up Cinema.”

FILM SCREENINGS & DATES – Bar & Food from 7pm – Movie 9pm

15th July – PRESS NIGHT – Film screening tbc

16th July – Gravity

17th July – Dallas Buyers Club

23rd July – Silver Linings Playbook

24th july – The Lego Movie

30th July – Cruel Intentions (15 year Anniversary)  

31st July – From Dusk til Dawn

6th August – Ghostbusters (30 years Anniversary)

7th August – Bridesmaids

13th August – SuperBad

14th August – The Matrix (15 year Anniversary)

15th August – Pulp Fiction (20 Year Anniversary)

20th August – The Goonies

21st August – Back to the Future

22nd August – Blues Brothers – Sing & Dance-a-Long

27th August – Skyfall

29th August – Grease – Sing & Dance-a-long

3rd September – This is Spinal Tap

4th September – The Amazing Spiderman 2

5th September – Human Traffic




A night in Hackney

Hackney is one of the most rapidly up and coming areas of London. I rarely have the chance to visit this part of town but was surprised to find it relatively easy to reach on the orange overground train. Despite the bad reputation for crime, Hackney has a huge amount to offer: innovative dining, a thriving arts scene and original, independent boutiques and cafes. I enjoyed an evening here, feeding my mind and body with an inspiring film and good food.

Watch… Hackney Picturehouse

Located in the centre of Hackney, this cinema has become an institution for watching art-house and mainstream films. With an independent exhibition space and a recommended restaurant, this venue ticks every box. The modern building has four screens, all extremely comfortable. We saw the subtle but moving film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, and particularly enjoyed the steep seating which makes the viewing experience far more dramatic and immersive.

Eat… Lardo

We enjoyed a fresh and flavoursome Italian feast at the friendly neighbourhood Lardo. The industrial-chic venue is always busy, though unlike a lot of cool eateries, bookings are taken! Pizzas are fired up in the open kitchen, homemade pastas are delectable and the charcuterie plates are unbelievably tasty. This restaurant is reason alone to trek to this East London location!

Drink… Railroad

This cute and cosy café offers deliciously creamy Square Mile coffee and great grub. Situated on the corner of Morning Lane, it is exactly halfway between Hackney Central and Homerton stations. I rushed in to retrieve a hot coffee before the film started.

Dance… Oslo

By day Oslo offers Scandi-inspired food, at night the venue cranks up the volume and provides a dance floor for the cool kids of Hackney. Oslo is found next door to Hackney Central Station, a newbie to this dynamic area. Drawing on a Nordic aesthetic, this exciting place serves top quality food and drink alongside a trendy music programme, you will hear the beat of Olso on the Hackney high street.

Casablanca, Future Cinema, The Troxy

This Valentines Day Future Cinema staged another hit event with the classic love story, Casablanca. As usual this exceptional company have thought of everything and the immersive cinema experience is as thrilling as ever.

Prior to one’s arrival in Casablanca, everyone has to register with the French Protectorate in Morocco. One is issued with an identity card and instructions regarding the journey to Casablanca. After inspecting and searching, guests are admitted to Rick Blaine’s Cafe Americain (the magnificently converted 1930s cinema, The Troxy in Limehouse).

In true Future Cinema style, the venue is reinvented to mimic the setting from the film. Round tables are arranged in a ‘cabaret formation’ with a stage showcasing the musical and dancing talent. The brilliant retro band, Benoît Viellefon & His Orchestra play through the familiar songs and the audience is encouraged to gather around Sam’s piano while he entertains.

Visitors can try their luck in the Café’s own Casino, and dance into the night with the Casablanca cast who seamlessly blend into the audience. While you enjoy the night the great love story of Rick and Ilsa is relived around you.

All one’s senses are aroused in Casablanca. Strong martini cocktails are on sale at a small side bar, simple but delicious. Moroccan delicacies are served at the Blue Parrot Café by Moro of Exmouth Market; dishes including chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olives, vegetable couscous with sweet onions, raisins and harissa, as well as sweet Moroccan pastries take the immersive cinema experience onto an olfactory level, recreating the smells and tastes of this Moroccan city.

After the fun and games, the film screen emerges from the ceiling for the great viewing. Fans of this motion picture will cry with fondness and newcomers will gasp in amazement. Casablanca is an immortal film and Future Cinema’s rendition is the best way to watch it.

Continues until 23 March, tickets available here.