Pop-Up Screens decamps to Hither Green

Jareth: Sarah, beware. I have been generous up 'til now. I can be cruel.
Sarah: Generous? What have you done that's generous?
Jareth: *Everything*! Everything that you wanted I have done. You asked that the child be taken. I took him. You cowered before me, I was frightening. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for *you*! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations. Isn't that generous?
- Labyrinth

You people sicken us. A company sets up a pop-up cinema in Hilly Fields so that films and delicious popcorn can be enjoyed on your doorstep and you drive them away with your recklessness. Dave, from Pop-Up Screens writes:

Unfortunately we had to move from Hilly Fields this year as the number of non-paying viewers sitting outside our cordon multiplied over the course three nights from an amusing 4 on Friday, to an equally amusing 7 or 8 on Saturday and then to close to 100 on Sunday which was amazing. 

We didn’t so much mind the fact that they’re weren’t paying but they started to get naughty, interrupting the people that were paying. In the end it became a significant problem, so we're moving over to Manor House Gardens. 

Jaws, The Usual Suspects and Labyrinth will be the good people of Hither Green's reward (August 2-4). Details here.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good riddance. We bought tickets last year but weren't allowed in and made to work very hard to get our money back.

RCH said...

Well of course that's going to happen. They did it on one of the most open bits of the park. I wouldn't have done it again though as to be honest I got bitten to shit by bugs.

Headhunter said...

Sad to hear but will it be any better at Manor House Gardens? Are the people out that way more willing to cough up for the cinema?

Brockley Nick said...

I don't think it was that ticket sales were low here (although we had terrible weather, which I think put some people off). I sat in the pouring rain and there seemed to be a pretty decent turnout.

Clare said...

I think it will probably be easier to police at MHG than Hilly Fields. It's a more enclosed space.

Brockley Nick said...

Agree.

max doom! said...

i went last year. watching films outside is just not for me. it was freezing by the end and the cushion i brung got wet from the grass and i had a sore bum from the cushion losing its plumpness. precisely the outcomes id been keen to avoid

Wild Bill Howlett said...

What they needs is some kind of enclosed space to keep the riffraff out. Maybe with some seats and someone on the door

Gill said...

Kinda like an indoor cinema then......

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