Thursday, 17 November 2011
Jameson Cult Film Club - Back to the Future
On arrival I was very impressed to see a Delorean parked outside the Town Hall Venue, its slightly dated but still futuristic style seeming very out of place in its surroundings. A number of setpieces from the film were re-enacted for those in the queue whilst we waited to enter, with the actors doing a great job of recreating some of the most infamous scenes in Back to the Future, and causing a number of puzzled looks from unsuspecting passers-by.
It was soon time to enter the Town Hall and we were greeted by a number of hosts laden with trays of delicious Jameson cocktails, which went down far too easily, especially considering the first two were freebies. In the bar there was a chance to grab hotdogs and popcorn as well as the opportunity to take photos of Marty's infamous Nike trainers before heading in to the disco.
From the moment the film began, the crowd was completely enraptured although I knew it wouldn't be long before the crowd participation kicked in; in the Jameson's screening of Aliens I attended, the audience went wild whenever Hudson muttered one of his infamous lines, so I was anticipating loud cheers as people loosened up and the alcohol began kicking in. One of the best feelings for a film fan is knowing that you're in a room full of people who share the same passion as you whilst watching one of your favourite films and cheering along at key parts. With the drinks flowing, everyone got into the swing of things pretty quickly and my personal highlight was the uproar when George McFly knocked Biff for six as the jovial cheers and foot stamping echoed throughout the town hall.
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