Friday, June 25, 2010

Secret Cinema's BLADE RUNNER Extravaganza!

On June 20, 2010, in London, Secret Cinema presented Blade Runner.

Secret Cinema is a monthly gathering of all that love challenging and groundbreaking cinema, screening mystery films in extraordinary locations in the London, England area.

The internet is changing the way we watch films. The secret cinema changes where you watch films.

Every month a new secret location, participants will receive an email the day before the screening revealing a clue to the film that is to be shown and details of the secret venue.

The films are chosen by the secret cinema folk - whose names will remain secret - and sometimes by those who participate in the secret audience, who will send in their secret votes.

The locations vary. Anything from derelict theatres, rooftops, parks and other secret spaces wouldn't be out of the question.

There could be surprise re-scores and special guests at these events.

For future showings, you may register at

So, what was in store for their showing of Blade Runner?

Secret Cinema presents Blade Runner, in partnership with Windows phone, at Canary Wharf, London. 15th - 20th June 2010.

From the Secret Cinema's Newsletter:

'I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time. Like tears in the rain... time to die.'

To all A6000 to A6006 Travellers.

Secret Cinema, in partnership with Windows Phone, presented Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. Taking place in the heart of Canary Wharf, over 7000 travellers chose Utopia Skyways for the chance to begin again...


Watch the official film of the event here.

You can see photos here.

Click for reports by the BBC and ITV.


Travellers were sent into transit on the Utopia Skyways Shuttle Coaches where their friendly hostesses gave them a tour of the beautiful architecture in the Tyrell Corporation's Canary Wharf district. . .

As the coaches approached their destination they were unexpectedly stormed by Blade Runner units following an uprising in the off-world colonies. With preliminary tests for suspicious activity inconclusive amongst the travellers the shuttles were redirected and dropped off in one of the city holding zones - the Sea container terminus - an area frequented by touts, vagabonds, dwarves and other undesirables.

From here they headed into Chinatown where a series of sprawling alleyways were filled with drifters, world citizens, market stalls... and Replicants. Other globe-trotters headed into the FUTURE SHORTS CINEMA where amazing short films were on show and the Neon Love Bar where the infamous Fuel Girls tempted weary travellers away...

Taffey Lewis' Club was in full swing with HANNAH HOLLAND (off-world colonies) playing future beats. In the transit yard a full blown street party erupted when a renegade group of cyberpunks took over.

Deckard chased Zhora through the crowds in Taffey's during a set from the futuristic sounds of the incredible CHROME HOOF, narrowly missing capturing her and into the Bradbury Building where J F sebastian and his toys and projected pets woke up to the arriving visitors...

With all displaced travellers amassed Captain Bryant then performed a Replicant test on the 850 strong audience using the Voight Kampf procedure administered by Windows Phone. The results can be found here, please let us know if you know of any of the persons featured.

Further emotive tests then continued when Future Shorts presented Chris Cunningham's seminal short film for Björk's 'All is full of Love'. Watch it here.

Then the final test: BLADE RUNNER - THE FINAL CUT.

There was even the Blade Runner inspired playlist that #secretcinema goers picked...

This event looked so awesome! This is something that I hope another theatre troupe takes on and builds off of. What a spectacular show to take on the road.

"Have a better one!"

~ Kipple

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