In what might be the best ever use of an old tube station, TfL has teamed up with Underground Film Club to put on a pop-up cinema in the disused part of Charing Cross station. The station has been shut since 1999, but it’s been used as the backdrop for films including ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Paddington’ and TfL recently announced plans to open the station up for behind-the-scenes tours this summer.
The pop-up cinema is part of a series of ‘firsts for the tube’ events taking place in the run-up to September 12 when the all-night weekend tube services kick off. It’s being organised by Underground Film Club, the subterranean offering from the people behind Rooftop Film Club and the Drive-in Film Club, so you know it’s gonna be good. Screenings include old classics such as ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’, as well as some train-themed flicks including ‘Strangers on a Train’ and ‘Paddington’. There are just over 100 seats available for each screening and it’s only on May 29-31 [Update: two more dates have been added on June 1 and 2!] so snap up your tickets quick. This might be the only time you get to watch a film in a tube station – and no, watching something on your iPad on your journey into work doesn’t count.
Get your tickets asap at undergroundfilmclub.com.