In our search for fun London things to do, we came across a company that shows films in major London parks, and yesterday we set out to see La La Land in one of our favorites green spaces close to home – Battersea Park.
There was so much promise, so much potential for a truly magical date night; a romantic, cute, fun film under the stars (…that is if the stars actually existed in London). Viewers bring along camping chairs, blankets to share, a picnic, some tinnies (British for beer cans), and all your hopes & expectations for great memories.
Look at this venue pre-show, and how excited Arnie looks! That is true excitement, brought on by the anticipation of an enchanting evening, and NOT just because there is a vintage donut truck (though donuts didn’t hurt the cause either).
However, events soon turned sour when huge gusts of wind foretold of the impending rain. Go figure – you go to a nice outdoor cinema in early September in London, and it immediately gets freezing cold and starts pissing it down on you *right before* the movie starts. Thank goodness they had these trash bags… I mean “ponchos…” to keep us some-what dry. Arnie kept calling them condoms because, well, we pretty much all looked like dicks ha!
By the end of the film, we were soaking wet and shivering, and my butt was totally numb. Here’s me looking like a babushka taking cover in front of a random house while we waited desperately for uber.
I will say though – THANK GOODNESS the film took place in LA and was showing a sunny & warm climate. Had we gone to see something like Revenant, then mentally I think it would have forced us to find a bear carcass and take cover!!
Moral of the story – this was definitely a memorable night, with a concept that is super cool… but I don’t know if I’d do it again unless it happened to be on 1 of the 5 hot summer days we get here each year – OR if this was in LA LA Land itself. So who wants to give it a go again tonight?? 😛
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