New Secret Cinema launches

Secret Cinema kicked off its latest participatory film event last night in London, and Total Film was lucky enough to be invited along.

If you're new to Secret Cinema, it goes like this: you buy a ticket for an undisclosed movie, then receive an email the day of the event with a location and directions for what the wear.

You then show up and get treated to an evening of performances, games and exercises all related to the film, which screens at the end of the event.

So, after filling in a quiz online that informed us we would be participating in a scheme called Brave New Ventures, we pitched up at a confidential meeting point dressed in overalls (as directed).

We were then led to a secret location, where we traded in our Earth money for something a little bit different.

The rest of the evening is classified information, but suffice to say it involved plenty of role playing fun (no, not like that), often nerve-wracking missions and some truly fantastic sets.

The film itself? We’ve sworn a blood oath that restricts us from revealing it, but trust us when we say it’s one that’ll get you talking.

This 18th Secret Cinema will be running for a whole month. Check out for more information. If you're a fan of things like promenade theatre and, naturally, movies, you won’t be disappointed.

See below for more images from the event...

Photos: George Torode

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.