W Festival Cinema: A summer season of festival inspired documentaries and live screenings from the UK’s top music festivals at W London – Leicester Square Screening Room

10, Wardour Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 6QF. UK
Friday 24th June – Friday 26th August 2011

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This summer, with their W Festival Cinema programme, W London is offering music lovers who would really rather not deal with crowds, mud and Wellies, Portaloos, or a bongo collective in the tent next door, a wonderful way to not only enjoy the best performances from an host of the UK’s top music festivals, but also an opportunity to watch a programme of seminal music documentaries. Add to this the luxurious and intimate surroundings of their 39 seater, 3D, state-of-the-art screening room, where guests will enjoy table service, and a special Woodstock inspired cocktail, the Absinthe Martini, mixing Gin, Cointreau, Absinthe, and lemon juice, and created by W London’s exclusive destination bar, Wyld, (Read more about Wyld in Plectrum – The Cultural Pick here) and the season sounds like a wonderful way to spend Friday nights in London.

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The W Festival Cinema dates already announced follow below, but more dates will be added and posted by Mr W on the W London Facebook page (www.facebook.com/wlondonhotel) and also at www.wlondon.co.uk/calendar where you can also find full listings for each screening.

Tickets for the festival screenings start from £5.  To book, email: denne.dempsey@whotels.com

So far, the W London summer festival programme is as follows:

Friday 24th June at 8pm
Glastonbury The Movie and Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury The Movie is a 1996 documentary looking at the festival’s many characters, key performances throughout the years and historic events, such as the Pyramid stage fire of 1994.
Film followed by live coverage of Glastonbury Festival 2011

Friday 8th July at 8pm
Gimme Shelter and T in the Park
Gimme Shelter is a 1970 documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, chronicling the last weeks of The Rolling Stones’ 1969 US tour.
Film followed by live coverage of T in the Park 2011

Friday 19th August at 8pm
Woodstock and V Festival
Woodstock is an American documentary about the Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York.
Film followed by live coverage of V Festival 2011

Friday 26th August 8.30pm
Beyond Black Rock and Reading Festival
Beyond Black Rock is a documentary about the Burning Man festival, a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada.
Film followed by live coverage of Reading Festival 2011

W Festival Cinema, from Friday 24th June – Friday 26th August 2011 at
W London – Leicester Square Screening Room, W London – Leicester Square, 10, Wardour Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 6QF. UK
Tickets from £5.  To book, email: denne.dempsey@whotels.com

Links:

W London – Leicester Square: www.wlondon.co.uk
W London – Leicester Square Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wlondonhotel

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