Friday, 22 February 2013

See You At Rick's - Future Cinema's 'Casablanca'

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she had to walk into mine."

Last Sunday I went to one of my favourite events. Ever! The long-running cinema experiential experience that is Future Cinema put on an amazing adaptation of one of the most iconic films of all time, Casablanca, and I was invited along.

Transporting you to Morocco in 1942 during World War II, you step off Commercial Street and into Rick’s Café Américain. You're met by the French Police who will frisk you for your identity papers while you queue. As you enter the building you'll be met by dancing girls, shady characters and more Fezes than you can shake a stick at.

You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as everyone, especially the guests, take the theme very seriously with an envy-enducing array of stunning 1940s vintage fashion, victories rolls and approximately 143 shades of red lipstick. I wore a kingfisher print tea dress from ASOS and a red lip from Boots' 17 range.

After a Moroccan feast at the Blue Parrot Café and several ridiculously lovely French 75 cocktails, you can place a bet on the roulette tables or grab that special someone and dance while the big band plays. Watch out for Nazis on the dance floor though, or you may get caught up in the crossfire. Seriously.

Then settle down around your candlelit table and watch one of the greatest cinematic love stories and quote along with Bogie as he reels off some of the Casablanca gems. Here's looking at you, kid. Sorry - it's catching.

With over 5,000 guests heading to Rick’s Café Américain in the coming weeks, Future Cinema has extended the sold-out run of their latest production – Casablanca – until March 23rd. Those who missed out on tickets will have the chance to catch one of the most iconic romances of all time in the iconic setting of The Troxy. 

You've now got the chance to go and experience this yourself all through March, so if you're looking for a pay day treat and love a black and white romance I would definitely recommend.

Apply for your identity papers here, pray you get past the French Police and see you at Rick's:


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