Immersive cinema is about extending the film beyond the screen and into the auditorium.
This 30 second video gives a glimpse of our showing of The Big Sleep. It involved borrowed props from kind people on Facebook – an old typewriter, camera, telephone and anglepoise lamp which, along with a recreated Camel cigarette box & matchbox and bottle of “authentic” whisky on a desk behind a door marked “Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator” gave us our ticket/reception desk.
The outline of a dead body to the side of the screen created a little drama – as did the four beautiful silhouettes which had been painted for the occasion.
Our volunteers dressed with style – the men in black suits and ties, again taking the imagery out of the screen and onto the cinema floor.
And talking of style, our cocktails for the evening – the classic Gibson and Gimlet.
That’s what helps to differentiate us from the multiplexes – and create a lovely local setting.