The disused Charing Cross Tube station is being turned into a pop-up cinema for a weekend of classic film screenings next month to celebrate the start of the London’s Night Tube service in September.
Organised by Underground Film Club, the weekend will include screenings of Strangers on a Train, An American Werewolf in London and Paddington which was filmed in the station.
Gerry Cottle Jnr from Underground Film Club said: “We are very excited about London’s first 24 hour Tube – a service that will be hugely beneficial to the film industry.”
“Charing Cross disused Underground station has been the location for some of the most famous film scenes of the past 20 years – so what better way to celebrate Night Tube coming than to enjoy a weekend of cinema in this iconic setting.”
Only 100 seats are available for each screening and can be bought through www.undergroundfilmclub.com.
Transport for London will also be offering special prize tickets through its Facebook page and newspapers over the coming weeks.
Gareth Powell, London Underground’s Director of Strategy & Service Development, said: “The introduction of the Night Tube, which will cut journey times and open up new possibilities across the night time economy, is a historic step in our modernisation of the Underground and a real ‘first’ for the Underground that will boost jobs and benefit the economy by hundreds of millions of pounds.
“These screenings will engage London’s many film-lovers in the possibilities that the Night Tube will bring and highlight the role that the Underground plays in supporting the city’s cinema industry.”
Full Programme of events:
Friday 29th May
7:00 PM Strangers On A Train (1951)
9:00 PM American Werewolf In London (1981)
Saturday 30th May
2:00 PM Paddington (2014)
5:00 PM Blade Runner (1982)
8:00 PM Some Like It Hot (1969)
Sunday 31st May
2:00 PM Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)
5:00 PM Casablanca (1942)
8:00 PM Cinema Paradiso (1988)