As it turns sub-zero outside, find some sub-surface shelter at Underground Film Club’s winter residence in the Vaults of Waterloo Station. Better yet, there’s an all-star festive film line-up to get you in the spirit of the season in the run up to Santa’s busiest night.
Secreted under the railway arches, The Vaults is the historical underworld turned contemporary arts space offering an impressive maze of brickwork caverns in which to take refuge from the wintery weather and enjoy a truly alternative Christmas movie experience.
Indulge your inner foodie with bespoke menus from two of London’s biggest names in food including Mark Hix’s Hixter kicking off a changing menu with a roast chicken sandwich with homemade stuffing and delicious crispy skin. Hawksmoor Knightsbridge Head Chef Richard Sandiford is bringing RockaDollar Dogs underground with a mouth-watering menu featuring The Yakisoba Pulled Pork Dog laden with lime slaw, Yakisoba sauce and kewpie mayonnaise. Wash it all down with some warming winter specials whipped up by the Spirted Mixers team including Hot Buttered Rum and Spiced Hot Toddy.
Get cosy in comfy theatre style seats and take in an old favourite on the big screen in this unique and intimate space. Hark back to the Christmases of your childhood with The Muppet Christmas Carol and a double bill of Home Alone (the good ones) or embrace the seasonal saccharine with guilty pleasure, The Holiday. Alternatively, make merry with everyone’s favourite affable Christmas character Buddy in Elf, or indulge in all-time classic It’s a Wonderful Life.
And should the frivolities become a little too much, find some respite in the darkened cocoon of London’s hidden abyss with alternative Christmas choices including Joe Dante’s 1984 horror comedy Gremlins or everyone’s favourite Christmas character; Alan Rickman of course, appearing in both iconic Christmas movies Love Actually and Die Hard. You’ll find us at Cinema Paradiso!
In December Underground Film Club will become the first satellite enabled cinema pop-up in London, which means live streaming of The National Theatre’s five starred Jane Eyre and The Nutcracker live from the Royal Opera House. Watch Clara take on the Mouse King from plush theatre seating in Waterloo’s atmospheric labyrinth of Victorian brickwork chambers.
Screening six nights a week for the duration of December, after which the Underground Film Club packs up for 2015, this is your final chance to catch a flick amid the shadowy caverns of one of the capital’s busiest stations.
Grab your tickets here: WWW.UNDERGROUNDFILMCLUB.COM