After a successful Christmas event, Edible Cinema returns with two special Valentine’s screenings of Some Like It Hot – the ultimate ‘Rom Com’.
The 1959 film sees Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis escape the Chicago mob by disguising themselves as women and joining an all-female band who are on their way to perform in Miami.
Marilyn Monroe also stars as ‘Sugar’, a troubled singer who gets caught up in the two musicians’ lives.
Edible Cinema is a collaboration between Bombay Sapphire mixologist Sam Carter, Soho House, experience designer Polly Betton and food designers Blanch and Shock.
While your average multiplex cinema palms you off with a bucket of popcorn or lukewarm hotdog, Edible Cinema offers each guest a tray of numbered boxes, each containing a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.
When a number corresponding to a parcel is displayed just before the crucial moment, guests open their boxes and eat along with the on-screen action.
Culinary highlights include a ‘fuzzy lollipop’ when Sugar confides in Geraldine that when it comes to men she always gets ‘the fuzzy end of the lollipop’ and ‘Champagne kisses’ consisting of smoky, booze-soaked truffles to be opened when Sugar showers Geraldine with champagne-soaked kisses aboard a borrowed yacht.
The ‘Bombay Sapphire Spray of the Sea by the Seminole Ritz Hotel’ accompanies the ladies’ arrival at the seaside hotel and the ‘Mini Hot Bourbon Bottle’ combines Bombay Sapphire with cinnamon, crème de Cacao and a dash of vanilla recreating a bourbon flavor, which is secretly swilled from a hot water bottle on the train journey.
Ahead of the film and food, guests will also be served a Bombay Sapphire Colonial Cocktail, a variation on the ‘Colony Cocktail’ invented during the film’s 1920s setting.
Edible Cinema takes place on Sunday 17th February at 3pm and 6.30pm at The Aubin Cinema, 64-66 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP
Tickets are priced as follows: Armchair seats £28pp, Sofa seats £60 (£30pp) Deluxe sofa £64 (£32pp) Angled seats £23pp. To book tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org