It’s finally happening. The UK is starting to finally open up and let everyone out. During the gloomy early days of lockdown, many of us felt like normality would never return, but now we’re ready to get up and get back out there with friends and loved ones.
We can all agree that one of the key things that have been missing from our lives lately is the magic of going to the cinema. Whether it’s a summer blockbuster, feel-good favourite, or a jaw-dropping horror, we all missed visiting the big screen. What if we told you that there’s a magical place that will bring each film to life in so many incredible ways; from dancing in the aisle to sand between your toes. Well, we have the ultimate way for you to celebrate life beyond the pandemic, let’s welcome back the genius that is Backyard Cinema!
The UK’s leading experiential cinema venue Backyard Cinema (BYC) is open and ready to whizz you away. To ensure that everyone is feeling the summer vibes BYC will transform their home at the iconic Capital Studios into the UK’s biggest ever indoor beach with over 56 tonnes of sand, guaranteeing at least some Brits that summer beach holiday they’ve been waiting for.
BYC’s two immersive destination experiences, Miami Beach and L.A. Nights will cater to all yearning cinemagoers and jet setters of all ages, giving everyone a chance to dip their toes in the sand and fly to the cinema first class.
Their smash hit sensation Miami Beach will whisk ticket holders away to the sunshine state, where the glamour, art-deco, blue seas, and permanent sunshine will roll together to create one blissful moment. You’ll relax amongst the palm trees with BYC’s signature palm tree cocktails from the Flamingo Bar and enjoy all your favourite films including the likes of Grease, Dirty Dancing, MAMMA MIA! The Movie Back to The Future, The Parent Trap, Crazy Rich Asians.
On top of that, Musical May will be coming to town, get up and dance to the likes of Grease, Chicago and Rocketman. BYC will celebrate Pride with an array of films such as Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name and Paris is Burning and for those of you desperate to sing out loud once again, Sing-along Saturday returns, giving cinemagoers the chance to belt out their favourite songs from The Greatest Showman, Rocketman and Pitch Perfect to name a few.
For the first time ever, audiences will be able to board Backyard Airlines and catch the first flight of the summer to sun-kissed Los Angeles with L.A. Nights. See the city skyline whilst sipping cocktails in the luminescent Palm Lounge cocktail bar and experience movie magic from the idyllic surroundings of a beautiful Californian beachscape. With films such as The Princess Bride, Jurassic Park, The Bodyguard, and Kinky Boots you’ll never want to leave.
On top of all this, BYC are the only immersive cinema to screen new releases, changing the cinema experience forever. Leave your television behind and book tickets to the likes of Wonder Woman 1984, Judas and the Black Messiah, Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, Top Gun: Maverick, Space Jam: A New Legacy, BAFTA-nominated Minari, Godzilla Vs. Kong, Scoob! and The Witches.
If that wasn’t enough, the yearly sell-out showing of Baz Lurhman’s Romeo & Juliet will once again receive the ultimate BYC treatment at Union Chapel, where audiences will get to delight in the sumptuous live music and setting to go alongside this much-loved film.
In addition to the incredible films, BYC is a hub for friends and family to come together – with a variety of food and drink to whet the appetite it is the only place you need to be this summer. With frozen margaritas for the adults and Slush Puppies for the kids, and, you can spend the whole day at Capital Studios.
Honest Burgers’ test kitchen is located at Capital Studios and they are prepped and ready to unleash specially crafted burgers to get your mouths watering and BYC will launch Backyard pizza, lovingly created pizzas inspired by the big screen. Pizza showings include The Full Monty (sausage), the Cast Away (garlic butter prawns & chili), and of course the Point Break (Hawaiian). Backyard Pizza will make sure that everyone gets a slice of deliciousness and that no one goes hungry.
So, let Backyard Cinema give you your first-class ticket to summer and transport you away on a sandy adventure of sunshine and fun. It truly is your summer staycation sorted.
Dominic Davies, Founder and Creative Director of Backyard Cinema, said: It is fantastic to be reopening in May, we cannot wait to invite people back to Backyard Cinema and to reunite our community once again at Capital Studios. Our cinematic experiences will return bigger and better, and we are thrilled to be showing new releases alongside our very favourite classic films. This summer we are turning Backyard Cinema into the ultimate holiday destination, with two huge indoor beaches, and cocktails around every corner we’ve got you covered this summer!