Piggybacking on said trend is London's Silent Cinema, which has absolutely nothing to do with films of Charlie Chaplin's ilk. During a string of summer events, Silent Disco's concept will be employed for movie screenings, all but eliminating the interruption of chatty audience members, crying babies, or cell phones which haven't been shut off. The beauty of cinema is communing with a roomful of strangers while simultaneously soaking in a film subjectively. Silent Cinema simply takes the experience to the next level.
As headphones fend off audio distractions, Silent Cinema has had the freedom to be staged in unique locations across London without regard for noise pollution, such as the Mile End Graveyard, car park next to Selfridges, and this summer, the Deptford Project, home to a famous railway carriage cafe and various creatives-in-residence. The July screening schedule includes '80s classics such as St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink, as well as action/sci-fi classics Terminator and Alien. Tickets are £10.00 and can be purchased via TicketWeb.
Photo: Ewan-M, via Flickr