Vue Mystery Movie Monthly
While Secret Cinema has been doing decidedly well down in England, there's been a distinct lack of UK wide screenings, however that looks set to change with Vue Cinema introducing a rather exciting new monthly event, Mystery Movie (forgive the use of the word on Filmstalker!).
At Vue Cinemas across the UK, once a month, you can buy a ticket to a completely secret screening. You'll have no idea what the film is until it begins, but Vue guarantee it'll be a good one, and they also guarantee that it will be prior to it's official release, now that's the big draw.
If you didn't catch that already, you'll be seeing a film before it's official release, before everyone else, you'll just have no idea what film that is until the screening begins.
The extra bonus is that if you don't like it within the first twenty minutes, you can leave and get your money back, although why you would want to do that any time after the credits roll I have no idea.
I love this idea, while Secret Cinema is great it hasn't really been regular, current or regional enough for me. Interestingly though they have announced a new scheme too, called Secret Screenings. They plan to bring surprise screenings to cinemas throughout the UK, classics, cults and previews starting on the second of May in London, Brighton and Edinburgh, you can read more about them on their official site.
However Vue are doing something a bit bigger. Their monthly Mystery Movie will be showing across the UK in many of their cinemas, and will be previewing an unreleased film every month.
Mystery Movie begins on the fifth of May at 18:30 in a number of cinemas, including those in Scotland, and you can read more about it over at the Vue Mystery Movies site, see where the screenings are and also get your first tickets.
Hopefully both Vue Mystery Movies and Secret Screenings will continue to run and provide the experience to UK cinemas rather than selected cinemas in or around London. I'm more excited at the fact that this is a regular event for both companies.
Would you consider a monthly mystery movie? If so it's looking like you're going to be busy.