Wednesday, 18 February 2009

This is acutally sort of clever

And I would totally go if I lived in London.

That sinking feeling: Audience are treated to Titanic experience as movie is screened in a swimming pool

A swimming pool was transformed into the Atlantic Ocean yesterday as moviegoers were transported back to the high seas of 1912 for a special screening of the movie Titanic.
The audience, dressed in Victorian costumes, watched the film from lifeboats during the unique High Definition screening to celebrate the 2009 Oscar season.
Organisers went all out to create the scene at the event inside the Golden Lane Leisure Centre in Central London and even filled the swimming pool with icebergs.

Presenter Alex Zane was part of the action as the fateful maiden voyage of RMS Titanic was recreated during a special High Definition screening in central London

The audience dressed in Victorian costumes and watched the action from lifeboats
'This is going to be a Titanic screening like no other!’ Richard Jakeman, head of sponsors Sky said before the event.
'Combining the excitement and intensity of watching movies in High Definition with the unique swimming pool setting should have film fans feeling like they are actually taking part in the film.'
'It's the perfect way to get into the Oscar season spirit ahead of the 81st Annual Academy Awards ceremony.'

Organisers even filled the swimming pool with 'icebergs'
The 1997 movie Titanic directed by James Cameron remains the top money-making film of all time, with $1.8 billion in world-wide ticket sales.
It launched the careers of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio who starred as doomed lovers Jack and Rose.
The movie won 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Director for and had the best-selling movie soundtrack of all time.

I mean I admit the hype of Titanic the movie was a bit much and I sort of got sick of it after the millionth time seeing it or hearing about it but watching it in a pool from a life boat surrounded by "icebergs" and fog? that would be pretty cool.


Dan D'Agostino said...

Hope you enjoy the Feve (as indicated on SymonSays)!
Be sure to get tater tots as your side!

Dan D'Agostino said...