Edible Cinema and Bombay Sapphire are set to rock and roll this May with two screenings of the cult ʻmockumentaryʼ This is Spinal Tap at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill.
Edible Cinema is a collaboration between Soho House, renowned experience organiser Polly Betton and Jake Rigby Wilson in conjunction with experimental food designers Blanch and Shock and Bombay Sapphire mixologist Sam Carter. The concept truly enhances the film using taste, aroma and texture to heighten the audience’s sensory experience of the filmʼs most famous scenes. Each guest receives a selection of numbered boxes at the start of the film, which they will be instructed to open and enjoy at certain points throughout. The contents of the boxes will correspond to the action on screen, offering a multi-sensory cinema experience like no other.
Guests will be treated to an edible adventure through the fictional British band’s back catalogue as the film follows their 1982 US tour. Not only will they be able to ʻsmell the gloveʼ, the name of the bandʼs album – they can even taste it, guaranteeing the enjoyment will be turned all the way ʻup to elevenʼ. On arrival, a kitsch, 80ʼs-inspired Bombay Sapphire Spinal Tap cocktail will be served, combining Bombay Sapphire, pink grapefruit, elderflower, ginger ale and finished with cherry liqueur to create a zesty and spicy cocktail.
Portobello Road’s famous Electric Cinema was completely refurbished in December 2012 and now boasts a stylish, comfortable interior with oxblood leather armchairs and even flat ʻbedsʼ offering the ultimate cinema experience.
Edible Cinema will take place on Sunday 5th May at 8.45pm and Monday 6th May at 2.45pm at the Electric Cinema, 191 Portobello Road, London W11 2ED
Tickets are priced as follows: Front row sofa (for 2) – £60 (£30pp) Armchairs – £30 Back row sofa (for 2) – £64 (£32pp). To book, please visit www.electriccinema.co.uk