London's Charing Cross Tube Station to Reopen as Popup Cinema

By Gary Cutlack on at

The little tube annexe of London's Charing Cross station is going to reopen to the public for the first time in over 15 years next month, when the platforms of the former Underground stop will host a series of subterranean movie screenings.

Organised by the The Underground Film Club -- a spin-off from the Rooftop Film Club -- the events will see screenings of Blade Runner: The Final Cut, American Werewolf in London, Paddington and more, when the short run of shows begins at the end of May. It's one of the first events to try to get Londoners excited about the possibilities of the Night Tube, when services on the Jubilee, Victoria, Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines stay open for business all night on Fridays and Saturdays from this September.

Gerry Cottle Jnr, the club's co-founder, said: "Our aim has been to build unique experience for the movie-going public -- and there’s no more unique a setting than a genuine Tube station. London Underground rarely allows this sort of access, so these screenings really are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

Access will be limited, though, with just 100 tickets going on sale for each screening. And it looks like everything's already sold out, so touting/eBay/sneaking in along the tracks is the only way to get down there. [Underground Film Club via Standard]