Future Cinema to stage Dirty Dancing in secret East London outdoor location
PUBLISHED: 12:35 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:42 17 July 2013
Innocence, romance, mambo and watermelons will be the order of the day when the team behind the hugely-popular Secret Cinema concept stage one of the most loved movies of all time, Dirty Dancing.
Billed s the UK’s largest outdoor film and dance event this summer, the audience will be transported by Future Cinema into Kellerman’s holiday resort in the year 1963 to witness Johnny and Baby dance and fall in love under the stars in a secret outdoor East London location.
While Secret Cinema film-buffs sign up not knowing what film they will see or where, Future Cinema provides the immersive experience without so much of the mystery.
The audience will be invited to join in a mass dance-along to the most iconic dance scenes in cinema history, with songs from the coming-of-age drama which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey including She’s Like The Wind and Hungry Eyes.
Secret Cinema has had a high profile in the East End over the last few months, with the staging of prisoner movie epic, The Shawshank Redemption at the former Caridinal Pole school in Victoria Park Road. Last month saw the same building transformed into a 1920s hotel for the first ever Secret Music concept which saw folk singer Laura Marling’s latest album Once I Was An Eagle brought to life.
A run of Future Cinema’s John Travolta 70s cult flick, Saturday Night Fever, has just ended at The Troxy in Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, where the equally classic movie Casablanca was also staged in February.
Last summer Future Cinema’s outdoor screening revived Grease for an audience of over 9,000 T-Birds and Pink Ladies in Barnes Common.
Tickets for the event on Friday August 30, Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1 go on sale tomorrow at 1pm. Priced at £35 or £27.50 concessions see www.futurecinema.co.uk/tickets for more details.
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