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Secret Cinema's EMPIRE STRIKES BACK shows continue until September

Secret Cinema's massive Empire Strikes Back shows have been a resounding success and will continue until September.



Since its launch, the London-based experience has catapulted Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back into the Top 10 of the UK box office, 35 years after its first release in 1980. To date, over 8,000 rebels have been transported from Earth to their new home planets with overwhelming responses from the audience.    
Secret Cinema can now offer an insight into the scale of the production they have created at a secret location far, far away for 100 performances until 27th September. The secret location has been transformed into the largest art and performance centre of its kind in London, layered across an area spanning nearly twice the size of the Tate Modern or the location for last year’s Secret Cinema production of Back to the Future.  
Over 400 actors, DJs and bands will perform across 4 music stages over the course of the show run. Secret Artists so far included Goldie, Simian Mobile Disco, Jamie Jones, Posthuman and DJ Food with many more secret acts booked.






Secret Cinema announced key elements of the experience this week:
Audiences are called to meet at a secret Cargo airport in London (Earth Cargo Airlines) 
The production is created by a 400-strong team including some of the most experienced creatives and technical talent in the UK 
With the commitment to the space reaching beyond this production, Secret Cinema is creating a multi-layered theatrical world, bringing together performance, music, theatre, art and of course the incredible worlds of Star Wars. The indoor production will feature the work of commissioned artists from across Europe, who were invited by Secret Cinema to become part of the experience. 


SECRET CINEMA presents STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK takes place from 4th June – 27th September 2015. 
Tickets are available here: www.secretcinema.org/tickets  
Arrival times are from 5.30pm to 6.30pm Tuesday to Sunday.


Creating large-scale  cultural experiences in  abandoned  spaces,  Secret Cinema fuses  film, music, theatre and installations. Audiences explore ultra-immersive worlds where fiction and reality blur.  
In  2007,  Secret  Cinema  pioneered  the  form  ‘Live  Cinema’  by  introducing  site-specific, immersive  cultural  experiences.  Breaking films –  and recently music  albums  – into their constituent parts and marrying narratives with play-along action, Secret Cinema is a unique participatory social experience. Fuelled by a desire to fill the void left by an over-saturated technological  world,  it  invites  audiences  to  lose  themselves  in  serendipitous,  imaginary environments that challenge the way we perceive culture and social interaction. To date, over 300,000 people attended Secret Cinema’s events. 

Check out some great images from the show below:

Photo by Olivia Weetch

Photo by Olivia Weetch

Photo by Mike Massaro

Photo by Paul Cochrane

Photo by Paul Cochrane

Photo by Mike Massaro

Photo by Will Cooper

Photo by Mike Massaro


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