Pixar Pyjama Party at the Prince Charles Cinema

Even though I've lived in London for almost three years, there are still lots of places that I don't yet know about. Up until about a month ago, that included the Prince Charles Cinema just off Leicester Square, which specialises in obscure films, retrospectives and movie marathons, including this weekend's Pixar Pyjama Party. Basically it's exactly what it says on the tin - you spend the night in the cinema watching Pixar films back-to-back. I found out about the event via Becky from Becky Bedbug, who is one of my favourite bloggers (and I can confirm she is just as awesome in real life as she is on her blog), and so on Saturday night the two of us met up for eleven hours of animated brilliance.



As we had a bit of time to spare before the film we headed off to Five Guys to get burgers before the film started. I'll do a proper review soon but I can safely say that it was easily the best burger I've had in London so far - even if I was beaten by my bacon cheeseburger with all the toppings and small chips. My favourite thing there is definitely the drinks machine though; over 100 different flavours of Coke, Sprite, Fanta and pretty much any other kind of fizzy drink your heart desires. For the record, I'd say mix your own Cherry Vanilla Coke with two-thirds cherry (or cherry vanilla - yes, it exists) and one-third vanilla to get the best combo,


After our burger feast we headed back round the corner to the cinema. Annoyingly we had to wait for the best part of 45 minutes once we got in as apparently the people who'd been in the screen before us had been quite messy, but we still managed to get really good seats. It was actually surprisingly emptier than I'd thought it would be - we had about half a row to ourselves which turned into a whole row about halfway through when the other people on our row left.


I think I must have developed a secret skill of being able to sleep well in a chair after overnight buses in South America, as I made it through Toy Story, A Bug's Life and Monsters, Inc., then dozed through Finding Nemo and The Incredibles before watching WALL-E and Up. Considering that normally on nights out I'm falling asleep by midnight this is something of an achievement! I also loved that the audience really got into it - we were all singing along to 'You've Got a Friend in Me', quoting the films (for the survivors' photo at the end we shouted 'Squirrel!' in homage to Doug from Up) and laughing, crying and 'awww'ing at all the right moments. I even wore my monster feet slippers so I could do 'scary feet' in Monsters, Inc. Yes, I am that much of a Pixar nerd.

It was a brilliant night and I'll definitely be coming back to The Prince Charles, and probably getting membership too (£10 for a year or £50 for life, which sounds like a really good deal to me). They're doing a Back to the Future marathon on 19th April which I am seriously considering going to as it's possibly my favourite film series - if anyone would be up for coming along to that please let me know and I'll try and organise something.

Also I'd like to say a huge thank you to Becky for organising the meetup, and for the lovely present she very kindly got me: 



The Bunny Bubble Bar smells amazing - I don't normally tend to go for sweet scents but this is so utterly gorgeous I'm almost reluctant to 'waste' it on a bath! So at the moment it's scenting my sock drawer instead :) And I love the little notebook, I am a sucker for cute stationery and this will be perfect for blog and video planning. So thank you Becky!

Do you have a favourite Pixar film?

8 comments:

  1. LOVE the PCC :) I've never done one of the all night marathons but I have seen some classics there over the years .. Labyrinth, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Little Shop of Horrors .. it's such a great little cinema! I love how its full of amazing fans as well, everyone quotes along and laughs at the silly bits :D

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    1. I loved that everyone was quoting the films and singing along - I haven't really been to any screenings like that before so it was lovely to see people getting properly into it!

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  2. Oh wow this looks completely amazing, glad you had fun- very jealous! xxxx


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    1. It was awesome. I'd definitely recommend going to anything else at the Prince Charles or somewhere similar, if only for the atmosphere :)

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  3. I reaaalllly wanted to go to this but I was in Birmingham last weekend. The best stuff always seems to happen when I'm out of the city :( x

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    1. Always the way isn't it? :( The PCC is doing an Indiana Jones marathon on Good Friday and I'm gutted I can't go as I'll be on a train from Cornwall!I hate it when stuff like that happens...

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  4. I've only just seen this! Scary feet, scary feet, scary feet! Thank you so much for coming- I had such a lovely time!

    xx

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    1. That's OK, thank you for organising it! Was lovely to meet you!

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