The First Pillow Cinema in London - Broke in London

The First Pillow Cinema in London

No pillow no entry!

One of my worst nightmares when I go to the movies is when I end up sitting behind a giant dude and can’t see a thing. Another of these annoying moments is when the person behind me has his legs on my seat and is so restless that it makes me feel like I am on a vibrator seat. Basically if I start counting how many different things can go wrong with the seats in a normal cinema I wouldn’t know where to stop.

So imagine if there was a cinema were instead of the usual cinema seats there were massive beanbags. Sounds cool right? Personally I love watching a movie in bed and one of my dreams has always been to be able to screen movies on a projector while in bed. That’s why the moment I heard about the new Pillow Cinema in Shoreditch I got super excited. Who is behind this new project? The guys behind the Hot Tub Cinema of course.

Pillow Cinema in Shoreditch

The new pillow cinema

The pillow cinema idea

After the hot tub cinema and the silent cinema, another interesting cinema project came to East London’s nightlife. Imagine a space (old Underground station) full of beanbags and a massive screen ready to provide a super exciting screening night. I am getting excited writing this post…

The hosts at the Pillow Cinema will provide huge FatBoy beanbags for £20, plus a £1.21 booking fee. The events are strictly BYOP (bring your own pillow) so if you ain’t got your own pillow you ain’t getting in… That means that you can have the Fatboy all by yourself and chill like a king or share it with your other half or with a friend (£10 each if you share the beanbag) to save some cash and also to come closer (in case you are on a date)… You can book your tickets through event bride.

The First Pillow Cinema in London

Pic taken by Pillow Cinema’s Facebook page

The Programme

The Pillow Cinema recently announced new dates for January 2015. The program includes lots of classics from the likes of Fight Club and Billy Elliot but also new ones like Her and Boyhood. The first movie screening is Fight Club on Tuesday 6 January and the last one is the amazing Man on Wire on Sunday 18 January.

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(Pillow) Fight Club | Jan 6, 2015 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Magnolia | Jan 7, 2015 7:30 PM – 10:45 PM

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City of God | Jan 8, 2015 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM (GMT)

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Drive | Jan 9, 2015 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

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Her | Jan 9, 2015 9:15 PM – 11:30 PM

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Pride | Jan 10, 2015 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

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Billy Elliot | Jan 10, 2015 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Northern Soul | Jan 10, 2015 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM

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Frozen | Jan 11, 2015 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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12 Years a Slave | Jan 11, 2015 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM

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Blackfish | Jan 11, 2015 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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About Time | Jan 12, 2015 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM

{u'text': u'Inside Llewyn Davis', u'html': u'Inside Llewyn Davis'}

Inside Llewyn Davis | Jan 13, 2015 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | Jan 14, 2015 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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Argo | Jan 15, 2015 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM

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Frank | Jan 16, 2015 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Under the Skin | Jan 16, 2015 9:15 PM – 11:00 PM

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Boyhood | Jan 17, 2015 1:30 PM – 4:15 PM

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Shame | Jan 17, 2015 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM

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Pan’s Labyrinth | Jan 17, 2015 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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The Grand Budapest Hotel | Jan 18, 2015 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM

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The Skin I Live In | Jan 18, 2015 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Man on Wire | Jan 18, 2015 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM

What: Pillow Cinema
Where: Former Shoreditch Underground station, Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 5ER

You may also want to check out the first Drive-in Cinema in London.