Heeeeere’s your pop­corn...

Amer­sham cou­ple present a se­ries of film nights with a twist...

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THE dark depths of Wy­combe’s Hell­fire Caves is not a place you’d usu­ally imag­ine spend­ing a movie night.

How­ever, this op­por­tu­nity will be of­fered to Bucks res­i­dents, thanks to hus­band and wife duo Dar­ren and Deb­o­rah Hen­der­son, of Amer­sham.

On March 16, the pair are launch­ing the Chiltern’s Vin­tage Cinema and will show mod­ern clas­sics and lat­est re­leases in un­usual places across the re­gion.

The pop-up cinema will be screen­ing films such as Bat­man, The Shin­ing and The Ex­or­cist in the spooky Hell­fire Caves in West Wy­combe.

With real in-house bats, dark un­der­ground tun­nels and tales of haunted caves, the screen­ings at the caves are guar­an­teed to freak out cus­tomers across the five nights.

The screen­ing of Padding­ton, at Bucks Rail­way Cen­tre, will have au­di­ences wel­comed by the bear and of­fered a mar­malade sand­wich, be­fore watch­ing the film be­tween two vin­tage trains.

Dar­ren Hen­der­son, for­mer Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent of Sony Mu­sic, ex­plained what in­spired the idea.

He said: “We live in Amer­sham with a young fam­ily and are con­stantly look­ing for fun and dif­fer­ent things to do.

“We had cin­e­mas in Amer­sham and Bea­cons­field but they’re long gone, so our aim is to re­place these but as pop-ups.

“We’ve in­vested heav­ily in the lat­est pro­jec­tion and sound equip­ment to en­sure a high-qual­ity ex­pe­ri­ence and, when cou­pled with the unique and un­usual lo­ca­tion, au­di­ences will be blown away.”

Four Wed­dings and a Fu­neral will be shown at Kings Chapel in Amer­sham – one of the lo­ca­tions where it was filmed – and Night at the Mu­seum at the Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum in Tring.

The screen­ings at the mu­seum will make for a

more fam­ily-friendly trip, as au­di­ences will set­tle in for a film next to their seal, hippo and deer dis­plays.

Deb­o­rah Hen­der­son, the founder of de­sign agency Thinkpub­lic, said: “We want to cap­ture some of the magic of a trip to the cinema. Our ex­pe­ri­ences are as much about the am­biance as it is about the movie – we have ush­ers and ush­erettes in tra­di­tional uni­forms, an in­ter­mis­sion, pop­corn sold on an usher’s tray, retro sweets and lo­cal ice-cream for sale.”

Other films which will be screened by the duo in­clude The Lion King, Pretty Woman, Willy Wonka, Si­lence of the Lambs and Back to the Fu­ture.

For in­for­ma­tion on re­serv­ing tick­ets visit www.vin­tagecin­ema. com

Chiller: The Ex­or­cist, The Shin­ing, top, and Padding­ton, above right, will be screened as part of the Vin­tage Cinema sea­son

Lo­ca­tion: The Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum in Tring, pic­tured top, will be the set­ting for Night at the Mu­seum. Be­low, the Hell Fire Caves and the Bucks Rail­way Cen­tre where an­i­mated favourite Padding­ton, left, will also be screened

Four Wed­dings and a Fu­neral will be screened at King’s Chapel in Amer­sham, above left Love Story:

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