Magazine article Screen International

Secret Cinema Founder Reveals Secret Space

Magazine article Screen International

Secret Cinema Founder Reveals Secret Space

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Project is mapping the world's abandoned spaces.

Event cinema specialist Secret Cinema is mapping the world's abandoned spaces to identify potential locations for film screenings.

Speaking in Toronto, Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall said: "We currently have a project called Secret Space, essentially where we are mapping the world's abandoned spaces. We are passionate about the idea that space belongs to the people. In London there are just so many abandoned spaces.

"We should go back to that time where people watch cinema in all different spaces, going back to cinema as a spectacle.

"Every single venue should be multi-purpose. It should become a gallery, a nightclub, it should become a place where those young people who go to the cinema would want to go to."

The UK-based event cinema organiser has staged screenings around The Shawshank Redemption at an abandoned prison and transformed the former home of a lead and glass merchants into The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Secret Cinema most recently rebuilt the fictional town of Hill Valley for a record-breaking run of Back To The Future at London's Olympic Park, generating a final box office gross of £3.37m ($5.55m). …

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