The immersive cinema experts are set to open Capital Studios, their biggest site to date, to include a 250 seat cinematic experience, street food, a craft beer bar, live music and more.
13 Wandsworth Plain
Opening Friday 13th September
The brand new 250-seater Backyard Cinema in Wandsworth
The Backyard Cinema adventure is set to continue this September as it opens its first permanent home behind the iconic doors of Capital Studios at Ram Quarter in Wandsworth. Having played host to music legends The Beatles and David Bowie, as well as the nostalgic ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’, the former television studios have been brought back to life to offer an immersive, multi-sensory cinematic playground set to open in September.
The themed venue will expand on Backyard Cinema’s previous offerings to include an all-day bar serving cocktails on tap, beer and artisan pizza, accompanied by live music. It also boasts a separate 10 tap craft beer bar from Gipsy Hill Brewing Co. and will provide a residency for Mother Clucker & Honest Burgers in the large heated and seated courtyard. For more information and tickets visit backyardcinema.co.uk.
The Studio Bar Offering a spellbinding escape from reality, film lovers will be invited to step through a magical wardrobe, explore an enchanted forest and woodland on an adventure to find the Lost Theatre, where they can relax on Backyard’s famous giant bean bags and rediscover their favourite films. The programme is an incredible mix of new releases, sing-a-longs and old faves, including Aladdin, Rocketman, Harry Potter, True Romance, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman and Moulin Rouge.
Talking about their biggest production to date, Dominic Davies, founder and creative director, Backyard Cinema, said:
“When we found Capital Studios at Ram Quarter we knew we wanted to make it our new home. The sheer size of the venue will allow us to expand creatively and offer so much cool new stuff. A craft beer bar, bespoke Honest Burgers, live music, vegan ice cream and even more immersive cinematic adventures than before. In the future we’ll be adding karaoke booths and theatrical cocktail experiences as well.”
The new space has been created with the promise of adding value and excitement to the Wandsworth area, with community firmly at its heart. Locals will be offered the use of the new venue for community events, talks and more, whilst a local ticket discount will be offered to those in the area. Forming part of Greenland’s wider Ram Quarter development at the old Young’s Brewery site, it will sit alongside the completed first phase of new homes, retail and restaurant space in Wandsworth town centre.
Originally created in its founders back garden, and later as a roaming, pop-up cinema, Backyard Cinema has been known best for running themed seasons of films in different locations including Winterville, Camden’s Roundhouse and Winter Wonderland. The new Wandsworth home will allow Backyard Cinema complete freedom to develop its multi-sensory cinematic experiences, host more regular screenings and events for the community, as well as offering an exciting range of food and drink from some of London’s much-loved traders for customers to enjoy before and after the show.
Backyard Cinema at Capital Studios, Wandsworth will open 13th September. For more information and tickets please visit www.backyardcinema.co.uk.