Something you should do… Edible Cinema

Imagine Heston Blumenthal  invaded the snack bar of your local cinema, transforming the experience of movie-watching into something so unforgettable, you can’t help but wonder why no one thought of it sooner.  It was only a year ago that Edible Cinema decided night outs should be a little more creative – and where Secret Cinema, Future Cinema and the various spin-offs have gone the theatrical route, the guys behind ED have targeted your snacks instead.

 

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The aim of the game  is to use your tastebuds to pull you into the narrative of a film – but you don’t have a clue what you’re eating or drinking as you’re given a tray of numbered parcels which you’re required to open during certain scenes of the film.  We recently checked out Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and as a number flashes up at the side of the screen, you can hear the audience scrambling around to eat/drink the mysterious delicacies – some more tasty than others (and some just down right strange).   At times, the parcels didn’t work at all –  one particular link to a pigeon scene in the film was a little too gross for our liking – and there seemed to be alot more sweet treats than savoury,  although the mint/frozen ice reference was one of our favourites.   Still, Edible Cinema is alot of fun, and if you’re after something a bit more adventurous than 3D glasses and mixed-flavour popcorn, this is a great  bet.  (Words: Matilda Egere-Cooper)

For more info, visit: www.ediblecinema.co.uk