Pillow Cinema: Romeo + Juliet
A pair of star-crossed lovers in...Hackney
It's time for a cinema revolution…and it's gonna be stuffed with feathers. Situated in the heart of East London, Pillow Cinema have transformed the stunning Tudor home Sutton House 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 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 Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes. The doors at Sutton House open half an hour before the event, giving you time to grab a seat and a drink from our bar. No trailers are shown, so the film will start at the start time.
"Shakespeare has never been this sexy onscreen."