By Ken Hegan for MSN Travel
Strip to your trunks and get wet, hot, and entertained.
That’s the brilliant concept behind Hot Tub Cinema, where you watch movies while soaking in an East London rooftop hot tub.
On their Facebook page, Hot Tub Cinema is described as “London’s unique cinematic experience. Combining unbridled passion for cinema with the wickedly indulgent experience of a hot tub. Taking your favourite films to new heights of fun.”
The event started organically in his backyard garden.
“I already owned a projector for showing films – another passion of mine, and it didn’t take long to realise I could enjoy both of these at once!” he said.
In an interview with Reuters, he added, “We wanted to watch a movie, we wanted to use the hot tub, and we just thought why don’t we project it out the kitchen window onto a bed sheet on the washing line and see what the results will be, and that was how it was born.”
Charman and his friends were soon watching movies from the comfort of four inflatable hot tubs. Then they decided to kick it up a notch. They’ve partnered with a private members club called Netil360 which gave them a rooftop to play on. Then Charman and his crew acquired a movie projector and a movie screen, and Hot Tub Cinema came to life.
It’s certainly a rare opportunity to get wet, hot and tipsy while watching a Hollywood movie. And when the credits roll, the party keeps raging into the night. They’ve even had a 100-person conga line with everyone dancing in their swimsuits.
If you’ll be in London this September, take the splash. Tickets are limited, and you can book your hot seat here. They’re also planning a UK/European tour and intend to expand their hot tube regime into North America.
Just hope they don’t show scary drowning films like Casino Royale, What Lies Beneath, Fatal Attraction, The Guardian, The Perfect Storm, Titanic, The Abyss, or Cape Fear.
— Ken Hegan
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