Secret Cinema bring Back to the Future to London this summer

Audiences can expect to navigate secret alleys and travel back in time

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Secret Cinema has announced plans to bring California’s Hill Valley to London for an epic production of Back to the Future this summer.

The classic Eighties film will be brought to life in a secret location set in 1955, complete with secret alleys and entrances that will allow audiences to travel to 1985 and 2015.

Update: Tickets sold out in just four hours but new dates have been added from 14- 31 August (on sale 11 June at 1pm).

Following on from previous interactive shows such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Grease and Top Gun, Back to the Future will be the biggest live cinema event ever staged in the UK.

During the immersive first half of the evening, audience members will act as characters inside Hill Valley with some being transported in a time machine while others become part of the film’s 1955 and 1985 worlds.

A screening of Robert Zemickis’ cult movie, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd, will follow with added experiential surprise elements.

There will be a Battle of the Bands contest to determine who will play on the stage each night, with a secret, high-profile headline act.

The famous “Enchantment Under the Sea” prom dance will take the form of an after party at an undisclosed nearby venue.

“We will play heavily on the innocent dreamlike Americana world of 1955 and the nostalgic pre-mobile phone world of 1985,” said Fabien Riggall, Secret Cinema founder and artistic director.

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1985's Back to the Future

Tickets for Back to the Future, set to run from 24 July to 10 August, will be available from the Secret Cinema website tomorrow.

After close to 45 large scale cinematic productions, the brand plans to expand its project worldwide in 2015.

A message on the company's website reads: "Secret Cinema is a growing community of all that love cinema and experiencing the unknown. Secret audience. Secret film. Secret locations. Secret worlds. The time is now to change how we watch films."

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