Here are 5 reasons why you should be at The Nomad Cinema's summer film season!
It's an opportunity to check out cult classics
"You MUST have seen Taxi Driver?!" Your friend asks, astonished at your lack of film knowledge. "Breakfast Club?" No. "Pulp Fiction?" Parts of, but you fell asleep in the middle and lost the plot. You've seen Jaws and Jurassic Park as a kid and you watched A Streetcar Named Desire in your English class. But, you thought 'ugh, educational film' and you were too young to really appreciate the combined beauty of Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.
It is almost a guarantee that at some point in your life someone will expect you to pass comment on one of these influential films. They are all being screened at The Nomad Cinema's various (and really cool*) summer locations.
*You get to visit really cool corners of London that you might not otherwise see.
As mentioned above, Nomad have really knocked the ball out of the (central London) park this year with their locations. Bringing back some of London's most majestic grassy areas; Grosvenor Square, Belgrave Square, Hype Park and Queens Park; with the addition of some new, concrete, hot spots. Wembley Park screens Slumdog Millionaire and Pulp Fiction and The Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey–a creative hub of offices and studio spaces–is screening My Beautiful Laundrette, Alfie and Paddington. If you live in South London you'll be pleased to see it on the venue list!
You get to combine a picnic in the park with a trip to the cinema.
The cinema isn't great for catching up with mates or getting to know your date. But a picnic in the park is. Combining the two makes much more sense. The Nomad Cinema are serving up some serious picnic grub with an array of street vendors on hand if you don't fancy bringing sandwiches.
They are a charity organisation and 100% of proceedings go to a great cause
Nomad donate 100% of their distributable profits to charity. So, your enjoyable evening is contributing to future generations in rural Stellenbosch, South Africa. You can read more about the charity here.
Our winters are really long, so you should make the most of being outside.
A final message to you: enjoy being outside while you can! In a few months it will be too damn cold to sit in a park anywhere. So you may as well make the most of it.