Grab your Brylcreem and cardigans, because class is in session at Rydell High. It’s time to relive the high school American dream where musical numbers are as big as the hair, as the Hard Rock Cafe host an immersive cinema experience like no other.
As an institution of rock and roll history it’s fitting that Grease, the film that showed us that a song in your heart and strongly set quiff can get you through school, is shown here. Pop Picturehouse joins forces with the Hard Rock away from the burgers in the cosy brick basement. Souvenirs from music legends share wall space with letterman banners; Madonna’s leather jacket rubs shoulders with streamers of the iconic Rydell red and white. VIP ticket holders bag the best seats in the house in front of the big screen but standard seats don’t lose out - smaller screens dotted in front of booths, benches and barstools mean you won’t miss a moment.
This is an event you won’t want to be tardy for. Get there before the school bell rings to swap yearbooks with Sandy and Danny and look the part for the Pink Ladies with a 1950’s makeover. Before you settle down for the film to begin snap end of semester memories in the personalised photobooth, chow down on classic hotdogs and sip T Bird themed cocktails. From THAT note in Summer Nights to Sandy’s "Tell me about it, stud", the storyline will come screaming back to you as soon as it starts, and you’ll wonder why you couldn’t remember your Maths GSCE as well as the dance moves to Grease Lightning. Singing along is encouraged if not insisted on, so come armed with your best rama lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong.
The Atmosphere and Clientele
The audience at the Hard Rock are as varied as Frenchie’s hair colour. From best mates to first dates and everything in between, Pop Picturehouse’s interactive screenings attract all sorts. The one thing that everyone has in common is no shame and a superhuman level of excitement, so don’t be shy. After it, it’s impossible to stay still and not sing along to You’re The One That I Want. Riding on a Rydell high, you’ll wonder why you haven’t watched this classic since Christmas 2008. Pop Picturehouse promises a new event every month - the modern cinema classic Spice World the Movie comes to the screen on 22nd February, so pull out your pedal pushers and prepare to do it all over again at the Hard Rock.
Themed cocktails, a classic film and pop up photo booth - Grease at the Hard Rock Cafe fires on all cylinders. With a real life Kenickie to cosy up to too, you couldn’t want for anything else. As their first event of the year, Pop Picturehouse already seems to be a promising hot ticket for 2016 that movie buffs won’t want to miss.