How do you top screening a film on the roof of One New Change? Well, you could start by being the first to screen films in the London Underground, which is exactly what the film buffs at We Press Play have gone and done.
We Press Play are quickly building their reputation of “pressing play anywhere” with a series of exciting screenings in diverse venues across London. For the first week of August, they’re going ‘Under the Ground’ and appearing in Old Street Station. With two films being screened every night, (early and late) including Casablanca and The Italian Job, this will certainly be a unique experience.
Appear Here caught up with We Press Play Founder, Ed Lewis-Pratt to find out more:
What inspired We Press Play?
My passion for film and the want to screen and express it in different forms and in locations that bring them to life
What comes first the film or the location?
The location picks the film
What do you look out for when choosing a location?
For us it needs to be unique, intimate and have plenty of character to theme a film
If you could project a film anywhere, where would it be?
It's got to be here...
What appealed to you about the Old Street Space?
That we are the first to ever screen films in the London Underground
What's been your favourite moment so far for We Press Play?
Watching 400 people dance to the austin powers theme tune on the roof of One New Change
Old Street Film Screenings:
August 6th - Fight Club (only 1 screening at 7:30pm, doors open 6:30pm)
August 7th - The Italian Job (original)
August 8th - Casablanca
August 9th - Trainspotting
August 10th - Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels