Magazine article Screen International

Secret Cinema: 'The Empire Strikes Back', REVIEW

Magazine article Screen International

Secret Cinema: 'The Empire Strikes Back', REVIEW

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Secret Cinema has staged its biggest production to date - of that there is no doubt.

A team of more than 400 people at the immersive cinema specialist have recreated the fantasy world of Star Wars across 18 acres in London - twice the size of the space used to stage its hit production of Back To The Future last summer.

It reportedly took a year for founder Fabien Riggall to secure a license from Disney - owner of the Star Wars franchise - and its staging comes ahead of the much-anticipated release of new instalment The Force Awakens in December.

The ambition is bigger, the interactive elements more immersive and the sets enormous. But is bigger always better?

The answer is that this year's Secret Cinema juggernaut - which will have run for 100 shows by the time its run is up on September 27 - is very different to last year's offering. …

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