Discover The SECRETS OF THE MOVIES This Summer

Does your family love movies? If the answer is yes, then this might be the event for you! Between 10 and 24 August Secrets of the Movies, an interactive event for the whole family will be open to the public free of charge at The Gallery, Soho, 123 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EW London.

Presented by Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) on behalf of UK film distributors, Secrets of the Movies features…

Free family fun activities every day, including live stunt performances, a video booth, giant games and film quizzes, seminars on designing film posters, presentations on film animation, and much more. ‘Creative stations’ – tables of art materials – will also be freely available to use at any time;

  • A gallery exhibition of around 75 film poster artworks and behind-the-scenes photographs. As well as showcasing some classic films and contemporary works by international filmmakers, there will be a focus on the impressive line-up of British films to be released before the end of 2017. These include: Paul King’s Paddington 2, Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, Simon Curtis’ Goodbye Christopher Robin , Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle, James Marsh’s The Mercy, Andy Serkis’ Breathe and Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. 
  • A display of film and cinema artefacts, and a trail of informative panels revealing who does what on a film set, demystifying job titles such as ‘gaffer’, ‘boom operator’ and ‘VFX technician’;

 Also  – a unique model cinema, custom-built for FDA from 25,000 LEGO bricks. A diorama of a cinema foyer and auditorium with a diverse audience taking their seats, it took 150 man-hours to assemble (see above and below)

Visitors with smartphones will also have access to a ‘secret’ cache of related movie content via QR codes attached to each exhibit.

A reception to launch the event will be hosted by TV presenter, Alex Zane, with 100 guests expected to attend, on Wednesday evening, 9 August.