Is Secret Cinema worth £73? What should you expect from Stranger Things and Casino Royale? Find out in my review!
Stranger Things Secret Cinema review
There’s rockers, new romantics, punks and groovers at the arcades, Scoops Ahoy and fun fair.
But there’s something that’s not quite right…
Is it the mysterious lab? Or that since, Mayor Kline?
Investigate and uncover the town’s secrets.
The night culminates in a half hour recap of all three series with live actors.
Oh, and there are high school lockers to put your things in.
Casino Royale Secret Cinema review
“Errrr… Excuse me for one second.”
I buy some time because I’ve forgotten my keyword.
I’m supposed to be undercover. But I’ve spent all my brain processing power on remembering my undercover name (Justice Bowling).
“Are you here for operation wildcard?” the secret agent asks me, trying to help me out.
Then she delivered her speech, which I of course forget every single vital detail of my mission, like the other agent I’m supposed to be meeting and where I can find them.
Previously, on Secret Cinema Casino Royale
Before my embarrassing interaction, everyone is given a role to play which dictates your dress code (and special colour to wear) for the night. My role was venture capitalist.
You then need to look for the agent holding flowers of the same special colour.
It’s super fun to get dressed up (maybe not so much in the 30 heat whilst taking the underground.
Inside Secret Cinema Casino Royale
After posing for photos in the large James Bond circle from the opening scene, we go to lock our phones before entering Casino Royale.
Yes, you’re given a pouch which is then locked. So no posing for Instagram then. It turns out its actually a good thing. You’re there to enjoy the moment (and not getting in the way of people taking photos).
The rooms and corridors are packed anyway. Continuing my mission of following a rogue agent failed as I got caught up in the crowds doing the same.
The set design is bigger and better than I could have ever imagined. Each destination feels authentic. Whether it’s the departure boards in Miami airport, the beautiful Venetian alleys and courtyard or the sweaty atmosphere of Bahamas, you lose yourself in the sights and sounds.
Food and drink at Secret Cinema Casino Royale
Each location also serves associated food and drink. I had Mac and cheese (£9.50) in Miami and a Paradise non-alcoholic cocktail in the Bahamas (£6.50).
And to end the night, we of course watched Casino Royale.
Watching Casino Royale at Secret Cinema
During the film, additional flashing lights and explosions create extra tension. There are also scenes where actors me mimic the movie.
Secret Cinema Casino Royale review
At £73 for a standard ticket, I thought it might be not worth the price. But I think the unique experience makes Secret Cinema definitely worth while.