Pop Up Screens: Immersive Cinema in London

Are you looking for something fun and ‘Covid safe’ to do this holiday season? I think I may have just the activity for you. Pop Up Screens have launched their immersive cinema festive season, beginning with the ‘Forbidden Forest Cinema’ just in time for Halloween, and ‘Christmas in the Snow’ to celebrate Christmas. Pop Up Screens are one of the UK’s most popular and successful immersive cinema companies. They transform venues into unique indoor environments, creating nostalgic and FUN cinema experiences.

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We were excited to venture into the ‘Forbidden Forest Cinema’ in downtown Peckham at the Bussey Building to see a screening of the classic horror film, ‘IT’. We arrived at the cinema around 8.00pm (doors open at 7.30pm for the 8.30pm film), not quite sure what to to expect.

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After our tickets and temperatures were checked, we were directed to the venue entrance through the spooky immersive atmosphere. We found seats, grabbed a drink at the bar (bar serves beer, wine and soft drinks), and settled in to watch the film.

What a fun, safe, and unique way to spend the 2020 festive season during this strange time.  Thanks to the spooky surroundings and classic film, we left feeling spooked and full of festive spirit.

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Pop Up Screen Events: FAQS

  • Tickets for the events are now on sale and it’s important to purchase tickets with your household and/or support bubble. Guests are required to purchase a minimum of two tickets per transaction and you can purchase tickets here.
  • Drinks and popcorn will be offered from an on-site bar,
  • If your film runs past the 10pm Tier 2 London curfew, it’s no problem at all. Cinema’s are curfew exempt and as long as a film starts before 10pm it can finish after.
  • Tickets for the event are now on sale with guests required to purchase a minimum of two tickets per transaction (which will also ensure that you have someone to hold your hand if things get really spooky!).
  • Pop Up Screens takes COVID-19 safety very seriously and you can read their policy here.
  • More information about the Forbidden Forest can be found here.

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*** This article is sponsored but all opinions are my own**

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I’m a travel and health writer, digital brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising an active family, life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.

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