In The SILENT CINEMA, No-One Can Hear You Scream!

By on 21 June, 2011


After a successful first season, Damien Barr‘s Silent Cinema returns to London to offer movie-goers another unusual, exciting and popular way of watching your favourite classic flicks outdoors! If you missed the first season, then don’t miss your chance to catch this unique movie experience.


Screening a series of popular movies at The Deptford Project, this second season has been extended to four weekends in July and August, focussing on themes such as 80’s Classics, Sci-Fi Alien Invasion, Americana and Weepies. Highlights will include Coppola’s brilliant coming-of-age movie ‘The Outsiders‘, starring a baby-faced and almost unrecognisable Tom Cruise, Brat Pack classic, the nostalgia and heartthrob-tastic ‘St Elmo’s Fire‘, through to Ridley Scott‘s Oscar-winning Sci-Fi horror ‘Alien‘ and the ultimate tear-jerker ‘Beaches‘. Safe to say that there’s something in there for every taste!

Located next to Deptford station, only six minutes from London Bridge, The Deptford Project (TDP) is one of the capital’s creative gems. As well as housing London’s famous railway carriage café, it is home to a group of creatives-in-residence who are based in studios within TDP‘s railway arches. The community is a collaborative one and this year resident designers, Jamie Elliot and Liam Healy of Jail Make and textile up-cyclers, Crafty Bitches, have again contributed to the Silent Cinema experience by building the screen, furniture and British-weather-proof canopy. Jail Make‘s innovative and eco-friendly palette chairs have been redesigned to make them even more movie friendly and Crafty Bitches have hand-made unique and event-specific cushions and fabrics making the whole experience comfortable and beautiful. They will also be creating specially commissioned hankies, which will be gifted to the Weepy Weekend audience!


For those hankering for cinema grub, the Deptford Project team will again be running their delicious barbecue and this year the food, which is made using fresh ingredients grown on-site by the collective, will be customised to suit each weekend’s theme. Delicious mega-burgers and coke-floats that any red-blooded American would be proud of, Salty Tears pop-corn and comfort food to help you through ‘Terms of Endearment‘. How about trying some Space Dust Ice-Cream? Enjoy a meal before or during the movie, the soundtrack is run through headsets so you can fully immerse yourself and you won’t miss a second of the movie grabbing a snack or popping to the loo.


Silent Cinema provides movie fans the perfect private-public cinema experience – a bit like enjoying a movie at home only you’re in a big group. You can laugh, crunch and scream as loud as you like – in Silent Cinema no one can hear you!

Silent Cinema @ The Deptford Project will run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 14th – August 13th, with a hiatus from August 4th – 6th.

Tickets are £10 and available from Ticketweb: – and then search for your preferred movie(s)


Interested? Here’s the full schedule of classics, along with dates and door opening times:


Date             Film                                            Doors Open      Film Begins

80’s Classics Weekend

14.07.11        St Elmo’s Fire                                 7pm                    9.15pm
15.07.11        Pretty Woman                                7pm                    9.15pm
15.07.11        Dirty Dancing                                 7pm                    9.15pm

Sci-Fi Alien Invasion Weekend

21.07.11        Invasion of the Body Snatchers     7pm                   9.15pm
22.07.11        Total Recall                                    7pm                   9.15pm
23.07.11        Alien                                               7pm                   9.15pm

Americana Weekend

28.07.11        Easy Rider                                       7pm                  9.15pm
29.07.11        The Outsiders                                 7pm                  9.15pm
30.07.11        Grease                                            7pm                  9.15pm

Weepy Weekend

11.08.11        Terms of Endearment                     7pm                  9pm
12.08.11        Brokeback Mountain                       7pm                  9pm
13.08.11        Beaches                                         7pm                   9pm


Travel details – to and from Deptford:

Getting to Deptford:

Train: Deptford and New Cross (6 mins from London Bridge). Please note Deptford Station is not yet fully accessible for wheelchair users
Tube: East London Line to New Cross
Bus: 21,36, 47,53,136,177,188,199,225,453
Cycle: London Cycle Network via Rotherhithe, Greenwich or Lewisham, cycle parking facilities outside Wavelengths Leisure Centre & Library, Griffin St SE8. For detailed London Cycle Routes through Deptford visit


Leaving after the movie:

The Last train from Deptford to London Bridge leaves at 11.34pm. All movies will end at last 15 minutes before this. The Deptford Project is 2 minutes walk from Deptford Station.


The Deptford Project
121-123 Deptford High Street


Enjoy! 🙂




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