Thursday, 5 September 2013

That was the summer we went to Kellerman's...

Last Saturday, I went to London with my Mum for Future Cinema presents 'Dirty Dancing.'

Future cinema specialise in bringing film to life and immersing the audience into the world of the film that they are watching.  They had previously showcased Casablanca, The Shawshank Redemption and Saturday Night Fever but this was my first event and I was excited, albeit a little apprehensive, not knowing what to expect.

All I knew was that I was going to be transported to Kellerman's Resort circa Summer of '63.  Initially the location was kept secret but nearer to the event, they started releasing little details here and there - the location, what we needed to bring, what will be going on.  It was only on for three nights, starting on Friday, and I admit I had looked on the Facebook site to see what people had been saying about the Friday event and a lot of the comments were very negative, which had worried me a little. 

We got to Hackney Downs Park early (as advised) and from my point of view, it was very well organised and we were let in to the park slightly before the entry time, which meant we had a lot of time to check out what was going on and to take photos.  There were lots of activities and we did a bit of dancing and some hula hooping (with my Mum putting me to total shame!)  They had set up Kellerman's Lodge and guest cabins around the edge of the park, with Johnny's cabin on one side.  There were watermelons for sale (of course) and people sneaking into the Staff Quarters.  There were lots of people in vintage too and lots of people emulating Baby and Johnny's style from the movie (there was even a small area selling vintage!)

This was actually not my first choice of outfit but I wanted to wear something a bit brighter.  And there were lots of white plimsolls being worn by the girls!

Someone even brought their Chevy Bel-Air, which is the car Johnny has in the movie (although he has a black one!)

I even met the Houseman family!

I apologise for the poor quality of the next few photos but they were taken by my iPhone...


The atmosphere of the crowd really made the event and everyone got up to dance at certain points during the movie.  There were also actors who re-created key scenes in time with the movie and I thought that this was a great touch and really made me feel that I was at Kellerman's! 

I thoroughly enjoyed this event and would definitely go to another Future Cinema event, if it was a movie I liked!  I would love to hear from anyone who went to this event and find out what they thought of it.

Top: Vintage from Etsy
Skirt: Vintage from my Grandma
Bag: Vintage from Retro & Jukebox Fair
Plimsolls: Primark


  1. wow, such a fun event. great idea. love your granny's skirt, it's such a fantastic and unique piece. ... haha, love the plimsolls too: totally baby style.

  2. I think I am probably the only person left who hasn't seen that movie - not sure why! Looks like a great night. may be I should watch it.

  3. Your skirt is absolutely beautiful and the outfit as well.Following you and look forward to your future posts.


  4. This looks like it was super fun! I know a few other people who went, and the pics all looked great! I will have to check out one of Future Cinema's events one of these days... (ps. your outfit is super cute!)