We’re always up for a cinema experience that is something a bit out of the ordinary, so when we got wind that Backyard Cinema were up to their old tricks again, our interest was well and truly piqued.

The London theatrical cinema experts, who were behind the Winter Night Garden at Winterville and Romeo + Juliet in St Mary’s Church are set to unveil a forgotten jungle in the heart of South London. Adequately named the ‘Lost Word’ they will be screening a fantastic selection of classic action and adventure films, including childhood favourites such as The Jungle Book, Hook and The Goonies as well as Hollywood blockbusters Jurassic Park, Predator and The Legend of Tarzan. If seeing these famous classics on the big screen again wasn’t enough already, the themed cinema experts have created their very own urban jungle to screen them, decked out with tropical trees and plants, jungle sounds and temple ruins. This is a true homage to adventure cinema.

Here’s the press release:

Launching this September the ‘Lost World’ will see ticket holders enter through a secret entrance of temple ruins, and have to navigate their way into a land that time forgot. Once making it to the Jungle in one piece, customers will find a screening room decked out with giant beanbag seating, a huge screen and state of the art audio equipment. Grab a jungle themed cocktail from the bar and relax into a beanbag as the jungle adventure turns into a cinema experience like no other.

The production team behind Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden as well as London hot spots Tokyo Nights from Night Tales and Summer Tales, Halo Production will be bringing the lost world to life in SE1 for Backyard Cinema.

Starting in its founder’s back garden Backyard Cinema is a roaming, theatrical, cinema that shows a wide selection of films in a variety of iconic, unusual and immersive locations both in and outdoors around London. Often creating an immersive environment around the movie using in depth set builds, actors and live music, each show becomes a unique evening out, whilst staying true to its original ethos: somewhere cool you can watch your favourite films with great food, drinks and all your mates.

Dominic Davies, the company founder says, “We can’t wait for people to experience the Lost World. This is a theme that is close to our hearts, this is a true homage to the action and adventure movies we grew up on and keep coming back to. We want to enhance your nostalgia for them by creating a real sense of adventure as we take you on a journey to another world. A great excuse to all be kids again for a few hours. Just imagine watching Hook, in a JUNGLE!”

Ticket Options

Child Ticket – £9.50
Standard Ticket – £16.50
Cocktail Ticket – £25 (comes with signature jungle themed cocktail)
Date Night Ticket (for two) – £65 (Comes with x2 tickets, Bubbly, popcorn, ice cream & blankets)




Film Screenings:
September 16th
Jurassic Park – 8PM

September 17th
Jungle Book 1967 – 12.30PM
Hunger Games – 4.30PM
Jungle Book 2016 – 8.30PM

September 18th
The Incredibles – 12.30PM
Hook – 4.30PM
Captain America: Civil War – 8.30pm

September 20th
Apocalypse Now – 8PM

September 21st
King Kong – 8PM

September 22nd
Predator – 8PM

September 23rd
The Goonies – 8PM

September 24th
The Lion King – 12.30PM
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl – 4.30PM
Jurassic Park – 8.30PM

September 25th
Disney’s Tarzan 1999 – 12.30PM
Peter Pan 2003 – 4.30PM
Apocalypto – 8.30PM

September 27th
Rambo: First Blood - 8PM

September 28th
Rambo: First Blood - 8PM

September 29th
Rambo: First Blood - 8PM

October 1st
Peter Pan (2003) - 12.30PM
Jurassic Park - 4.30PM
Jurassic World - 8.30PM

October 2nd
Madagascar 2 - 12.30PM
Zootopia - 4.30PM
Hook - 8.30PM

The ‘Lost World’ will launch on 16th September. For more information and tickets head to www.backyardcinema.co.uk.

About The Author

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle