… more precisely, a Secret Cinema event. For one night, I was part of the Rebel X, opposing and infiltrating the Empire (e.g. Darth Vader and his people/Robots). As you have probably already noticed, I’m by no means a Star Wars fan or enthusiast. I’ve watched several of the films, but never in a very serious fashion – sort of the way I also watch Harry Potter. I quite like the universe and find them entertaining, but that’s about it.
The whole idea behind Secret Cinema is that it is not just a film – You need to get dressed up as the character you’re given after answering a few questions on the website, and then the first 2-2,5 hours of the evening is all about being part of this special world. I can’t say much more, as that’s the whole point you see – It’s secret.
It was an amazing experience though, and even I, who is not a fan as such, really enjoyed it. There is constantly something happening, and the actors are amazing. There’s always someone running somewhere, and I spent a lot of time just running around after any action happening on the set. It’s a very real world, and amazing if you immerse yourself in it completely, and just go with it. Get involved with as much as you can, and interact with the actors – You’ll be surprised!
The tickets are a bit pricey at £75 each. On top of that, you can pay quite a bit for your costume too in the Secret Cinema shop (this isn’t a must though, but I would definitely recommend dressing up), and you’ll need to buy food and drink too – A cocktail is £7.50, a beer £4, and a water £1. If you are a hardcore Star Wars fan, you’ll have the time of your life. If not, you’ll still love it. It is so much fun! Just make sure not to drag a heavy bag with you, like I did. You’ll be carrying it around all night.