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Luna_sleep in cinema 3 compressedThe ultimate movie experience has arrived thanks to DoubleTree by Hilton with the launch of the world’s first ever open-air sleep-in cinema where guests can sip Champagne watching a film before snuggling up in style under the stars.

The upscale hotel brand has partnered with The Luna Cinema to offer moviegoers at Luna outdoor screenings throughout this summer a chance of bagging the ultimate upgrade to experience their favourite flicks from the comfort of the ‘DoubleTree by Hilton Suite’.

As well as a full-size bed complete with beautifully soft linen, the custom designed weather-proof suite will also include a private minibar stocked with beer, champagne and snacks, as well as mood lighting to offer the perfect outdoor cinema experience*.Luna_sleep in cinema 2 compressed

All guests will experience DoubleTree by Hilton’s hospitality, starting with the presentation of a warm chocolate chip cookie on arrival.  Premium ticket holders will also be treated to added extras, including directors chairs, a free drink and a ‘little things’ kit, to make sure film buffs are all set for their outdoor extravaganza.

Locations for this season’s screenings range from stately country homes and botanical gardens to 10th century castles, in addition to more urban settings such as the rooftop of London’s One New Change in the heart of The City.

While The Luna Cinema’s line-up includes picks from the latest crop of blockbusters and award winners (Birdman, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Theory of Everything), the programme is known for bringing classic films and fan favourites back to the big screen, with nostalgic highlights including Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing, Some Like it Hot, Grease, Groundhog Day, Labyrinth, The Big Lebowski and Ghostbusters.

John Greenleaf, global head of DoubleTree by Hilton said, “We are thrilled to be working with The Luna Cinema this year to bring a bit of DoubleTree by Hilton hospitality to every movie guest. With more than 400 hotels around the world, our brand is synonymous with a unique culture that focuses on the ‘little things’ that make a huge difference to our guests’ travel experiences. This starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in and the relaxed, friendly service continues throughout their stay. We are looking forward to taking care of the ‘little things’ with Luna so audience members can sit back and enjoy the show!” 

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said, “We have always been passionate about screening cult movies and the latest blockbusters in incredible locations across the country. When the first screening happened in 2008 in Dulwich Park, I really didn’t realise the extent of the popularity of open air cinema here in the UK. The British public has proven that they’re more than willing to brave the elements to enjoy a much-loved film under the stars and now, thanks to DoubleTree by Hilton, they can do all that from the comfort of their own bed – what could be better!”

To find out more about the partnership and how you can be in with a chance of bedding the VIP upgrade experience, visit www.DoubletreeStarryNights.com.

For information on film screening times and locations, or to book tickets, visit http://www.thelunacinema.com/


*VIP experience may differ depending on location

sensory cinema london

Ever wondered why your heart beats faster when you watch a car chase? Or what creates those fuzzy feelings when you sit back with your favourite romance film?

Global premium e-cigarette brand blu UK is set to bring a taste of the future to movie fans this summer with a two-day ‘sensory cinema’ curated by Oxford University professor, author, and neurogastronomist Dr. Charles Spence.

Taking over Islington’s Everyman Screen on the Green cinema for two nights, the audience will have a chance to see, smell, taste and feel cinema as never before in this unique scientific experience.

Audiences will put Dr Charles’ theories to the test via a blend of stimulating flavours and sensations expertly curated to heighten the cinematic experience ­– all inspired by the flavours of blu eCigs.

Indulge your senses in an out-of-this-world classic with Gravity on Wednesday 24th June; flavours of mint and bursts of frozen delights will provide an icy adrenalin kick to replicate the sub-zero temperatures of space, while the nostalgic tastes and aromas of strawberry-mint and the smell of fresh cut grass will bring you back to the real world in the film’s thrilling finale.

For superhero fans, experience a state of heightened suspense with blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past on Thursday 25th June. High energy citrus flavours inspired by blu’s NRG will up the ante as the battle commences while attendees can take a trip back to the 70s with a Vanilla treat to give you a bittersweet nostalgic  hit.

Tickets to the sensory experience are free and cinema-goers can expect a few more ‘sensory surprises’ to complete the evening, which includes a specially curated menu of light bites. Alongside an exclusive multi-sensory introduction from Dr. Charles Spence himself to provide the opening act, smokers will also have the chance to vape the corresponding blu flavours during the screening.

Dr. Charles Spence says, ‘The majority of life’s most enjoyable experiences are truly multisensory, although the medium of cinema has remained largely unexplored until now; research shows that flavours, aromas and physical sensations can have a direct impact on our emotional response to what we see and I’m excited to collaborate with blu UK to explore how we can use these other senses to heighten our viewing experience of familiar films.’

To find out more and apply for your chance to take part in the scientific experience, head to: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/artist/blu-e-cigarettes-tickets/960719. Places are free and are available beginning Friday 22nd May at 9.00am. The screening begins at 7.30pm. The event is only open to 18+, ID will be required to gain entry.


Embracing the great British summertime with a nationwide run of out-of-the-box cinema experiences, The Outdoor Cinema kick-starts this June with a sweltering series of boutique film events running through until September. Giving a glimpse into plans for the series, The Outdoor Cinema are pleased to reveal locations for five special events taking place across London, Bristol, Kingston, Kent and Newcastle; all using epic, unusual spaces for immersive film adventures.

Leave pre-conceptions for traditional cinema at the door as The Outdoor Cinema comes complete with a fun-loving festival feel - with screenings that span nightclubs, islands, stately homes and extravagant grounds - all playing their part in the debut Outdoor Cinema run. Stunning Salomons Estate will host Kent’s summer extravaganza, whilst Hackney hangout Shapes / Turntables, revered for their canal-side shenanigans put London on the map. Accessible only by boat, picturesque Kingston island Ravens Ait is home for a run of riverside screenings, plus for those fans of impressive views, Bristol’s leg takes place in lush private grounds with an all-encompassing view of the Clifton Suspension bridge. Heading North-East to Newcastle, a 17th Century Grade II listed building is the final location divulged in this first broadcast. In coming months the full agenda will be announced, promising more adventurous spots in more cities and towns across the UK.!!

Day-long marathon movie sessions in picturesque outdoor settings, experimental cult classics and out-of-the-ordinary screenings make The Outdoor Cinema the ideal way to while away hazy summer days. Find delectable pop-up food delights as well as sweet or salted popcorn treats at each event. Interactive elements plus carefully curated fun extras make The Outdoor Cinema a perfect 360 degree experience. !

Born from a group of passionate, like-minded friends working within the music and events world, The Outdoor Cinema project rocketed from 0 to 95,000 Facebook fans within the space of the week. Ran by people passionate about creating unique event experiences and cinema, The Outdoor Cinema is working hard to reach your city. Be sure to sign up at theoutdoorcinema.co.uk to keep in touch with your local film screenings.

The Outdoor Cinema is coming to you - keep your eyes peeled for information on your local event, sign up to our website for more news. Dates, tickets and more events coming soon!!

London - Shapes / Turntables

Kingston - Ravens Ait

Bristol - Private Grounds

Kent - Salomons Estate

Newcastle - Manor House


CarteNoireFilmCollection [1][1]This summer, luxury French coffee brand CARTE NOIRE, has announced an exclusive film festival, in partnership with Everyman Cinemas, inviting you on an intense journey through contemporary French cinema – launching with a Cannes-inspired premiere event celebrating the glamour of film, right in the heart of London.

Each film featured has been specially curated to take the audience on an emotional and intense journey, through contemporary European cinema and culture, with each film having a suitably French twist.

Guests at the red carpet premiere event in May will also enjoy the official unveiling of CARTE NOIRE ‘S new brand film. Directed by talented director Jamie Muir, who has a passion for emotive story telling, the film tells the story of an intense life seen through the eyes of a young Parisian woman reveling in her city, literature, coffee and romance. Entitled, ‘Le Baiser,’ the film ultimately tells the story of a kiss.

To follow, the second in the series of screenings, ‘The Connection’, inspired by events of the French Connection in 1970’s France, will take place on Thursday 28th May at Everyman, Canary Wharf.  More screenings are expected to roll-out in partnership with Everyman Cinemas over the summer.

Jana Kucerova, Brand Manager CARTE NOIRE: “CARTE NOIRE inspires consumers to live life with passion and intensity throughout every aspect of their lives, right down to the coffee they choose to drink.

“With CARTE NOIRE’S links to the world of film, there truly is no better way to explore the power of emotion than through contemporary French cinema. We can’t wait to welcome guests to our special screenings at Everyman Cinemas throughout the summer.”

For more information, or to sign up for tickets to the ‘CARTE NOIRE Film Collection: Tales of Pure Emotion’ visit everymancinema.com/cartenoire


Nomad Cinema 2015 listings and news

A new addition to the Nomad repertoire this year is the very prestigious partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts. Titled ‘Courtyard Cinema at the RA’ and sponsored by Jack Wills, this magpie collection of cinema gems and curiosities will be screened in the magnificent Annenberg Courtyard, outside Burlington House. Featuring tales of big-screen lovers, eccentrics and adventurers; from Hong Kong to the Himalayas, via the gin dens of Morocco and the hipster stoops of Brooklyn, with screenings of Casablanca, In the Mood for Love, The Darjeeling Limited and Frances Ha. All will be accompanied by the Sipsmith Sipping Bar, with musical elements themed to each film – from live jazz to Indian tabla players – coordinated by Velvet Entertainment. Premium tickets here will include a Sipsmith / Fever-Tree G&T on arrival and seating. Street food will feature the likes of Engine Hot Dogs,The Cheese Truck toastie van and The Bell & Brisket salt beef stall.

Also new for this year is Victory Park, supported by Get Living London, in the former Athletes’ Olympic Village and Paddington Gardens as part of Marylebone Summer Fayre, organised and funded by the Howard de Walden Estate. Special screenings at these two new Nomad venues will be free of charge, with tickets awarded by ballot to lucky Nomad followers and local residents. News of these ballot-entry tickets will be announced soon.

And what would you most like to do while watching an epic film? Drink some beer perhaps? Well if that’s you, then we’ve got the perfect new location for you… the Meantime Brewery and Tasting Rooms. Imagine yourself sprawled on a rug in Meantime's brewery yard, in the shadows of maturation vessels watching some classic cinema under a starry sky. Dreamy. Meantime and Nomad will be hosting the first pop-up moonlight cinema session in a brewery, right where the magic happens. And nothing gets more epic than Arnold Schwarzenegger at his ultimate best in The Terminator.