This summer heralds the launch of the Pop-Up Picture Company, creators of unique food and film experiences, all set in stunning locations - with chef Rick Stein headlining its first installment of movie nights.
The cinema will pop up at Chewton Glen Hotel in Hampshire from 9th July. Located on the edge of the New Forest, Chewton Glen was built in the eighteenth century and has over 139 acres of stunning parkland, woodland and gardens and is only a stone’s throw from the beautiful Solent coast.
The gastronomic film nights follow the winter sell-out success of the Pop-Up Picture House’s run of movie screenings within the Old Town Hall building in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. The hit event ran from December 1st 2016 to February 5th 2017 with two-courses of indulgent comfort food created by two Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge served to cinemagoers throughout the movie, plus a mouth-watering treat of The Hand and Flowers’ ice cream.
In the grounds of Chewton Glen, guests can expect a suitably summery menu of seafood dishes curated by Rick Stein. The menu will use the finest seafood and produce, sourced from Rick’s trusted suppliers and the local area where possible and will include diverse tasty menus featuring lamb, a vegetarian option and plenty of Rick’s signature seafood dishes.
Rick added: “I’ve always loved going to the cinema, but sometimes I just love making myself something delicious to eat, putting on a great movie andsettling down for the evening. The Pop-Up Picture Company is a perfect combination of all these elements–that great cinema atmosphere, with dinner served to the comfort of your sofa and the added bonus of simply stunning locations. I’m really looking forward to the summer!”
With a different classic film to be screened each evening, both venues will provide an idyllic backdrop for a unique, al fresco summer evening of fun, food and film, to be shared in comfort with family and friends.
Tom Kerridge, one of the four friends that initially came up with the Pop-Up Picture House concept, is delighted the culinary movie experiences are continuing. To celebrate his on going involvement in the project, Tom’s famous ice cream will be served ‘usherette style’ at each screening, carrying on the tradition from the Pop-Up Picture House.
He explains: “We were absolutely blown away by the demand for the event in Marlow and now want to share this with people in more unique and diverse venues. Rick is one of my all-time food heroes and to have him on board for the summer launch is phenomenal. What a great way to make a special occasion out of a trip to the cinema.”
Following Rick Stein’s Sunset Cinema, the Pop-Up Picture Company is gearing up for an eclectic programme of events held in various locations across the UK with more top chefs.
To find out more about the Pop-Up Picture Company events and to access priority bookings to the screenings, register at www.popuppicturecompany.co.uk
See film schedule here.