A pair of star crossed lovers in... Shoreditch
Situated in the heart of East London, Pillow Cinema have transformed the rooftop of SNAP Studios, overlooking Shoreditch Park, into a cosy space filled with fatboy bean bags. They ’ll be screening a great range of films, so come and join them for the loveliest, comfiest, cosiest cinema experience this side of a fluffy cloud. For this one, get ready for Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation of literature's most famous and tragic love story, Romeo And Juliet. Taking the original tale and shifting it slightly, we have two warring business empires, but still the same complications between Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet. Relocated from fair Verona to Verona Beach, USA, 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, featuring Radiohead, The Cardigans, Des'ree, Garbage among others. 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 Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes. Each ticket provides entry for two. Valid ID required. You can book a pillow for two or indulge in one all to yourself. It’s BYO so make sure you bring along snacks and refreshments to enjoy al fresco style.
"Shakespeare has never been this sexy onscreen."