As much as a love going out for a lovely meal (usually at Duck & Waffle) or drinks (usually at London Cocktail Club), I also love a good movie night. If you follow me on Twitter, this won’t be a surprise, I’m always tweeting about weekend movie nights. There’s just something about cosying up on the sofa with a bottle of wine, tons of snacks, snuggly blanket and a good movie. So when the lovely team at Currys invited me to a very special movie night, I couldn’t not go. Especially as the movie they chose is one of my favourite films of all time – Mean Girls.
I usually do movie nights with a friend of mine who has a pretty sweet set up – he has a projector set up to project movies opposite his bed with surround sound and a billion scatter cushions to make our ‘cinema’ super cost while I’ll cook up a storm to keep us well fed. This is a deluxe movie night experience by most standards but Currys blew our set up out of the water – they arranged for a small group of bloggers to have an intimate movie night on a barge on Regents Canal! All aboard!
Our captain met us in Kings Cross where we boarded the Floating Cinema. The Floating Cinema…
The barge was shipshape, fully kitted out with pink blackout curtains (apt, even though it wasn’t Wednesday) and a projector for optimal film viewing on board. As we settled into our seats with a glass of bubbles, our first mate explained that our eco-friendly barge would be cruising through the locks of the Regents Canal at a leisurely pace of 4mph, which is ideal if you don’t have sea legs or know your port from your starboard.
Call us predictable but we were all so excited to watch Mean Girls. As I’m practically the fifth member of The Plastics, I was quoting the most iconic lines throughout the movie – “I’m a mouse, duh!”, “she doesn’t even go here!” and of course “You go Glen Coco!”. No matter how many times I see it.
As much as we loved the movie, one by one we all wandered onto the deck to take in the scenery, marvel at the process of going through a lock and check out the local wildlife, so many pretty swans! I felt l was seeing Kings Cross through different eyes, it was so peaceful and serene on board which contrasted sharply to the scaffolding and regeneration work taking place in the area.
By the time we dropped anchor back in Kings Cross, we were all buoyed by a wonderfully unique movie night experience.