You must have heard of Secret Cinema?
It’s a Secret
The event is called Secret Cinema for a reason. It’s a secret people! And the tag line is Tell No One. You’ll never guess why… The location isn’t revealed until a few days before and no phones are allowed. Annoyingly I did see people sneaking out their mobiles. I guess it’s a hard rule to enforce as the staff provide a plastic bag to seal it in that you can easily rip back open.
Now I visited the classic. DIRTY DANCING. A film my mum had on repeat when I was a child. Possibly the reason I took up dancing at a young age. And a true feel good movie with music that catapults you higher than Johnny and Baby’s lift.
If you’re not familiar with the story. Shame on you. But here’s my super quick synopsis.
At the event, I was greeted by a geeky porter who had his whole backstory worked out (he was saving up for college, bless him), took part in a dance class with Johnny, tried on different wigs, did the famous ‘lover boy’ scene, jived in the hotel, tried some craft activities and dirty danced in the hidden staff quarters. Phew!
My Top Tips
- Plan your route to the location and arrive early. There’s queues and lots of people.
- Dress up. Everybody does and you look like a fool if you don’t.
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- Pack light and warm.
- Take cash or card. Some experiences cost extra as obviously drinks come at a charge.
- Explore the whole camp! To quote Aerosmith. You don’t wanna miss a thing.
- Do not use your bluddy phone.
I can’t recommend the event enough. Yes it is damn pricey but sometimes, you know what, you deserve a treat. And it is worth saving up for if you’re short on cash. They do a couple a year and don’t look like they’re slowing down anytime soon.
That aside, I simply cannot wait for the next one!!