I absolutely love pop up cinemas, don’t you? We had the most incredible time back in December at Tom Kerridge’s Gourmet Picture Company pop up in Marlow. We snuggled up on comfy sofas and watched Casablanca and it was just so festive and romantic. I loved it. Jim and I are also huge horror fans, so when I heard that The Luna Cinema, famous for their open air film screenings, have announced a partnership with the Natural History Museum, I had to find out more. So, fancy seeing Halloween films at the Natural History Museum? Here’s how to get involved…
I adore the Natural History Museum – we have our very own little Natural History Museum here in Tring and it’s so much part of my childhood and that of our kids. So many rainy afternoons have been spent wandering the corridors, looking at icky spiders,doing treasure hunts and oohing and ahhing at dressed fleas and slightly wonkily stuffed polar bears. Walter Rothschild was a bit of a quirky old character (there’s a famous photo of him in a wagon being pulled by four zebras) and the NHM Tring was originally his private museum – it’s a beautiful old building and he filled it full of his bonkers collections: giant tortoises, birds and animals of all shapes and sizes fill the cases. When he died it was gifted to the nation and became part of the Natural History Museum. It’s obviously not as grand as the Natural History Museum in London, but we love it just the same.
Anyway, I digress. The partnership means that film fans will be able to see a selection of Halloween themed thrillers actually inside the Natural History Museums beautiful Hintze Hall, most famous for the breathtaking 25 metre skeleton of a blue whale, called Hope.
So what can you watch? On Sunday 8th October, you can see The Blair Witch Project at 7pm and the Silence of the Lambs at 9pm, then on Monday 29th October, it’s Ghostbusters (perfect for kids) at 7pm and The Shining at 9pm. When you’re watching the film, you get a free box of popcorn and you can even wander the Natural History Museum’s incredible new exhibition, ‘Life in the Dark’, before the films begin.
What an incredible opportunity. We’re away or we would definitely have booked up to go, so I thought I’d share with you as I know a lot of people would adore this experience too. Tickets cost £26.50 per person including the booking fee, and if you’re a member you’ll receive 10% off. You can also purchase light snacks and drinks at the bar. Oh, and if you go, do let me know how you get on.
To book tickets and for more information visit www.thelunacinema.com/nhm