Sunday, 8 January 2017

Rooftop Film Club - Tobacco Docks

Rooftop Film Club


I wrote this last summer but then never seemed to post it. So here is last summers review of the Rooftop Film Club.


It seems as though I cant let a summer go by without a visit to The Rooftop Film Club.
Having already been to The Rooftop Film Club last summer in Peckham I was dying to go back again to try out another venue.

If you want to read about the Bussey Building, Peckham location that I went to last year, then here is the link. Rooftop Film Club Peckham

Where?

This year we wanted to try somewhere new, even though I absolutely love the Peckham location,
we decided on the new location for 2016, Tobacco Docks.

A little walk from the station you will find Tobacco Dock with a clear sign for the Rooftop Film Club, if your visiting for the first time there is security on the door to let you know exactly where to go.

What's there?

There are no toilets at the rooftop top, only portaloos on the ground floor. But don't worry they aren't like festival portaloos, they are exceptionally clean.

The rooftop comes equipped with a bar and a Rockadolla Hot Dog stand. 
We each got a hot dog which was so good, they also do a veggie version too so no one will go hungry. 
We arrived at about 7pm and it was pretty quiet unlike the Peckham location which was buzzing way before the box office opened.
We did go on a Wednesday so I think you can afford to get there last min in the week if your not bothered about getting food and drink. 
I order the nicest cocktail from the bar which was basically a pina colada. I would definitely recommend getting that.

The Box Office

Everything you need you'll be able to find at the box office. 
It has freshly popped popcorn and sweets. 
This is also where you will be given a blanket to keep you warm as the sun goes down, and at this particular venue you need headphones to watch the movie, so you can pick those up there too. 

Location

The Tobbacco Dock has a great backdrop of London, everything is a lot closer then the Peckham location and it's absolutely beautiful when the sun goes down. 
We went to see Purple Rain which neither of us has ever seen before. 
Last year it was labryinth. The rooftop film club tend to put on a lot of old school movies but I think that just adds to the experience as I probably would never of seen Purple Rain otherwise. 

It is one of my favourite things to do in the summer on a warm evening. As soon as I snapchat the rooftop film club I get an array of questions from people about where it is and how they want to go. 

The rooftop film club runs right through until September and then starts back up again next summer.
However they always find cool venues to host The Winter Film Club every December.