Bites. Camera. Action: BCA Special - Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Make your way to Union Street Café for their awesome weekly movie night Bites. Camera. Action! where they'll be putting on a series of top screenings, from cult classics to romcom favourites in their chic downstairs bar. They've decked it out with comfy chairs and sofas to ensure its the perfect atmosphere for a the best night-in night-out. Each ticket gets you access to the screening, a special cinematic cocktail on arrival and paprika popcorn to nibble on throughout the film. And, of course, the bar will be open for you to top yourself up throughout the eve. This is a movie night done right.
For this one, get ready for Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation of literature's most famous love story, Romeo And Juliet. Relocated from fair Verona to Verona Beach, this vibrant, zeitgeisty mid-90s adaptation retains the bard's original dialogue, performed with gusto by a hip young cast and set to a perfectly-pitched soundtrack. The film is studded with fantastic supporting performances from John Leguizamo (Tybalt), Harold Perrineau (Mercutio), Pete Postlethwaite (Friar Laurence), Miriam Margolyes (Nurse) and many more.
"Bold, brassy, hugely inventive and accessible and, in a strange way, just right." – Empire
"The most aggressively modern, assertively trendy adaptations of Shakespeare ever filmed." – Variety
Over 18s only. Valid ID required. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted. Screening begins at 8pm.
Union Street Cafe, Southwark
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