Climate change deniers, cop a load of this for evidence: Tropicana Beach Club, the tropical island paradise located somewhere between the South Seas and Covent Garden (Parker Street, to be precise), has just frozen over. Welcome Frozen Island, the takeover from Neighbourhood Cinema.
Swapping the usual palm-tree-cum-Hawaiian-shirt-cum-piña-colada (ew!) vibe of Tropicana Beach Club for a frozen wasteland (we’re not sure if this is a harbinger of large-scale climate change or if they’ve just swapped in some blue light bulbs), the stage is set for some seriously seasonal smashers. Bring in the projector.
Fancy watching Polar Express, Elf or Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory? This is the place to come. There are two kinds of people, those who have never seen Frozen and those who have seen it over 100 times, but if you’re one of the lucky few to fall in the former bracket, then come and watch that too.
Don’t worry if you’re a bone-fide adult, then don’t worry, there’s Die Hard, The Holiday and Love Actually slated for viewings.
There’s a number of different options, ranging from regular adult tickets (including popcorn and a frozen cocktail) to the ‘Date Night Snuggle Bundle’ (sadly you have to bring your own date), which includes a private table, frozen cocktails, something they describe as ‘gourmet Christmas sliders’ with fries plus popcorn and a bottle of Prosecco to share.
And if a date night snuggle bundle watching what my niece insists on calling ‘Rozen isn’t your bag, then what humanity is there left in the world?
Neighbourhood Cinema’s Frozen Island will pop up every Sunday from 11th November to 27th January with two kids’ screenings (12.30pm and 4.30pm) and with adult films (get your minds out of the gutter) showing at 8.30pm. The whole caboodle can be found at Tropicana Beach Club, Parker Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PW.