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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Pop-up Silent Picturehouse returns to Vinopolis

15th July 2013

London has plenty to offer film-goers. This is particularly true in the middle of summer, when glamorous venues like those found in Leicester Square are joined by a wealth of seasonal pop-up cinemas. One of these is the Silent Picturehouse - a collaboration between British Airways and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) - which will show a special programme of five travel-themed films later this month.

Contrary to the venue's name, these aren't silent movies - rather, filmgoers will be provided with a set of headphones each. This means all five films can be screened at once to the same crowd, who'll be able to tune into the soundtrack of their preferred viewing at will.

Ultimately, it's supposed to recreate the unique experience of watching an in-flight movie - albeit without sacrificing the superlative picture quality of a real cinema.

The highlight of the Silent Picturehouse's programme this year is sure to be Skyfall - Daniel Craig's critically acclaimed third outing as James Bond. Those who enjoy travelling the world via the silver screen should find this an exceptionally strong entry in the series, with Bond jetting off to places like Istanbul and Macau before embarking on a road trip into the Scottish Highlands.

Other screenings include the classic Steven Spielberg thriller Jaws - sure to leave tourists relieved that they chose to stay in a luxury London hotel instead of on a tropical island. Those with a taste for 80s action movies, meanwhile, can't go wrong with the camp classic Top Gun.

Finally, fans of British director Danny Boyle are especially well catered to. They'll be able to watch his subversive drama The Beach, where Leonardo DiCaprio stumbles across a tropical paradise with a difference, or take a trip to Mumbai with Slumdog Millionaire.

The Silent Picturehouse takes place at Vinopolis, a wine-themed visitors centre in Bankside, and runs between July 22nd and 26th.


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