GHOSTWATCH: A 30th Anniversary Immersive Experience
Well, we're less than a month away from the twelfth annual National Séance, and all things Foxhillian are already in full swing. And rightly so. After all, this month marks thirty years since the broadcast of everyone's favourite Hallowe'en Hoax...
But first things first. On October 21st (sold out) and October 22nd, the fine folks over at Celluloid Screams and Live Cinema UK shall be hosting a unique live investigation of the Supernatural at Peddler Warehouse, Sheffield. On October 28th, the event shall then move to BFI Southbank for just one night only, as part of the In Dreams are Monsters festival...
Ghostwatch superfans @celluloidscreams and immersive cinema pioneers @livecinemauk present a special 30th anniversary live cinema experience, resurrecting the original spirit of the broadcast for a hauntingly-good immersive celebration of the paranormal, Parky, and Pipes. With a Q&A with director Lesley Manning and writer Stephen Volk, peek behind the curtains, and re-enter the glory hole.
And don't forget this full-blown Content Warning for those thinking of attending with a nervous disposition, or perhaps hoping to acquire one in due course...
Content Warning: This is a live immersive event. Please be prepared for loud and sudden sounds, lighting, smoke, and jump scares throughout.
Ooh... And with that, I think it is fair to say this marks a trio of evenings that Ghostwatchers shall certainly not want to miss. Seriously.
... No, really. If at all possible, please be there. Trust me on this.
Alongside each of these thrice-in-a-lifetime screenings, there shall also be a very special Q&A featuring one or more of the following special guest speakers: Stephen Volk (writer), Lesley Manning (director), Gillian Bevan (Dr. Lin Pascoe), and Rich Lawden (online celebrity influencer type).
Grab your tickets now, selling fast, at showroomworkstation.org.uk/ghostwatch
And just for us, here's a tantalising quote regarding the event from organiser, Rob Nevitt...
"We're thrilled to be bringing Ghostwatch to the big screen for its 30th anniversary. The original broadcast was such a pivotal moment in UK TV history, and certainly left its mark on thirteen-year old me when I watched it as it went out. Our immersive events in Sheffield and London will offer a rare peek behind the curtains of the legendary film, with special guests and lots of other surprises!"
– Rob Nevitt, Festival founder and co-director, Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival.
With all things being equal, we expect some long-awaited news regarding Behind the Curtains to be dropping shortly (famous last words, I know). You very possibly might not believe this year's twists and turns (alone) in our long-progressing journey, but as always, our sincere and grateful thanks remain extended to you all for your continued support, well-wishes, and boundless patience. #TeamEffort
Also, thanks to whomever sent me the parcel addressed to 'Behind the Curtains' recently. Haven't opened yet, but I shall check it out when I get the chance. Cheers! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have one-thousand-nine-hundred-and-ninety-two tweets with which to bombard Points of View concerning my renewed befuddlement at the lack of a single repeat broadcast, in full, of this remarkable piece of British drama in no less than three decades...
Until next time... try not to have sleepless nights.
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