MTV Went To Secret Cinema's '28 Days Later' & We Haven't Slept Properly Since
Not even kidding.
As soon as we heard Secret Cinema was doing 28 Days Later there was NO WAY we were missing out.
Renowned for their live, interactive cinema experiences, what started as a 'Tell No One' mentality (i.e. an actual secret - in the earlier years you may not have known what film you were seeing until it started) has since become common knowledge, the company now relying on their reputation to draw excitement from what's effectively a movie screening.
Without spoiling too much, they've yet again found an incredible, disused space to stage the experience. Some of the set detailing really makes you think the country has descended into a pandemic chaos, and rather than letting you have free reign to envelope yourself in the world they've created (the last time this particular reviewer went to Secret Cinema was for Terry Gilliam's Brazil and having gotten so engrossed in the surrounding activities he missed most of the film!) it's an action-packed narrative that you, and your vaccination group are thrust into.
When the time came to actually see Danny Boyle's grim frightfest, jaws dropped and there were collective gasps everywhere as we took our seats...and we can't really tell you any more than that because, you know, secret.
These days you can find a spoilsport blog that tells you everything or that douche you follow on Twitter for no apparent reason might spam your feed with his "opinions" so try and turn a blind eye to them - it is after all meant to be a surprise.
Yes it's expensive but you know that already. What we can say is you will be astounded, you will sh*t your pants and you will run for your life.
MTV's Tips For Surviving Secret Cinema's 28 Days Later:
- Don't take too much with you, it'll only slow you down
- The vaccination programme is NOT a laughing matter - you don't want to be put in quarantine
- Cash is redundant in the new world order so make sure you're packing plastic
- Book yourself on one of the later appointments
- Take a leak whenever you can (i.e. before you're processed)
- Make sure you take a friend that's a screamer - they'll set everyone else off lol
- Don't look behind you
- Be prepared to RUN
...and remember #DontWakeUp
Secret Cinema's 28 Days Later runs until 29th May. secretcinema.org/tickets