Annie Hall is one of my favourite films (it’s up there with Manhattan, and yes I most definitely am a Woody Allen film addict) so I was excited to see it as part of the Nomad Cinema line-up.
The Nomad Cinema is a roaming pop-up cinema that screens films in beautiful and sometimes scary locations across London. Last year they screened The Shining at Brompton Cemetery but I wasn’t brave enough to face a night of terror like that.
As part of their programme for this summer they screened an Evolution of Rom-Com series in Fulham Palace, London. The location was admittedly rather romantic and I gushed at the fairy lights all night long.
Have you been to an outdoor cinema before? It is great fun especially if you take a picnic and watch the sun set around you. My only tip is to take lots of blankets, cushions and warm clothes – even in August it gets rather chilly at night. I didn’t take enough so was shivering through the whole Annie Hall in LA scene – not ideal.
As you might have guessed from the picture there was a photo booth and obviously we couldn’t resist the opportunity to act out the lobster scene. It was great fun and really got us in the mood for the film. For those of you that haven’t seen it, I’ll leave you with a few of my favourite Annie Hall quotes:
“I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.”
“Don’t you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we’re left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here.”
“You, you, you’re like New York, Jewish, left-wing, liberal, intellectual, Central Park West, Brandeis University, the socialist summer camps and the, the father with the Ben Shahn drawings, right, and the really, y’know, strike-oriented kind of, red diaper, stop me before I make a complete imbecile of myself.”
For those in London you might like to know that the Nomad Cinema is run by the same people behind the Lexi Cinema. So the next time you feel ripped off paying extortionate megaplex ticket price head to the Lexi instead.
Tickets courtesy of Samsung Smart TV