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World’s first 3D rooftop cinema launches in London

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Save the date because Rooftop Film Club have announced the launch of the world’s first 3D rooftop cinema in London this May.

The flagship cinema, which sits atop Peckham’s famous Bussey Building, will be fully kitted out by 3D technology pioneers, RealD to create an awesome new alfresco viewing experience, which will allow some of the best 3D films to be seen under the stars.

Fittingly, they are kicking things off with a one-off exclusive screening on 22nd May of Gravity, the critically acclaimed space thriller, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

The Academy Award-winning film, from legendary director Alfonso Cuarón, has been heralded for its spectacular use of 3D. But to make sure guests can fully immerse themselves in Sandra Bullock’s epic struggle to get back to Earth, the cinema will also be dressed up and decorated with a cosmic theme to match the movie’s stellar setting.

Moviegoers can however still expect the usual summery vibes from Rooftop Film Club. There will amazing sunsets and views of London’s skyline. There will be comfy deckchairs and signature cocktails, with gorgeous food from London’s best street vendors to enjoy alongside the show.

The result of a partnership between Rooftop Film Club and RealD, the Gravity screening serves as something of a pilot event, with a view to holding a week-long 3D bonanza at Rooftop Film Club this summer.

In what will be one of the must-have tickets of the summer, that week would see five iconic films shown over five uniquely themed nights, all in magnificent 3D. While the exact slate of 3D films on show is still a secret, there will be something for everyone – something classic, something cult; something for family, and something not, so don’t miss out.

Gerry Cottle from Rooftop Film Club said. ““We are constantly looking to evolve and innovate our rooftop offering to give customers an incredible cinematic experience. Our partnership with RealD gives us the opportunity to be the first open air cinema in the UK to screen a 3D film under the stars – can you imagine anything greater than watching Gravity whilst perched beneath the Milky Way above the roofs of London? – magic. Some of the biggest and most inspirational films are now made in 3D, and we can’t wait to give our fans the chance to enjoy those films in a fun and quintessentially Rooftop way.”

Bobbie Andrews, Marketing Director EMEA from RealD said “Recent 3D blockbuster franchises like Star Wars, Fantastic Beasts, and films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have really shown that the fans’ commitment to the format is stronger than ever. We think the 3D rooftop cinema gives cinema-goers a fantastic opportunity to see some of the best 3D films in a unique setting, but also highlights that the 3D experience goes beyond the multiplex.”

For more information on tickets, please visit http://rooftopfilmclub.com

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