Movies In A Lost World:The Backyard Cinema

If I said to you I had taken the children to a cinema in the middle of a jungle you would probably think I had lost my mind a little, but that is exactly what we did last weekend.

Walking through South London being surrounded by office blocks and high rises I was a little unsure of what to expect when we reached the Backyard Cinema.

I was more than pleasantly surprised when we came across The Lost World nestled in the middle of a cool and quirky food market offering fabulous street food and drink in a super laid back funky area.

Our jungle experience started the minute we collected our tickets from the super friendly ushers dressed head to toes in safari outfits that really helped us to get into character.

Entering was a huge source of excitement for the kids(and me!) as we crawled through a tiny entrance into a dark and eery jungle with animal noises coming from all directions.

Just taking this in we were beckoned to enter the cinema by jumping onto the rope swing and landing in a big foam pit!


With three hyper kids in hand we were taken to our seats – or I should say bean bags where we all soon nestled down and snuggled up with our blankets while number three went to get some snacks from the bar serving your usual popcorn and sweets plus some pretty tasty looking cocktails.


The film started and I was so pleased that the children had got to watch the classic Disney film The Lion King in these spectacular surroundings; even if number four did get a little confused and asked where the boy in pants was!  Clearly the whole jungle theme had really drawn him in!

As expected my fidget of a two year old didn’t last the whole film and we had many ‘unneeded’ trips to the toliet and every other imaginable excuse but the staff went out of their way to help and nothing was to much trouble.


I am a notorious cinema hater and this has completely converted me.  It was so much more than just a cinema screening.  It was a magnificent experience for your senses and a feast for our imaginations.

They have some real classics running until the beginning of November and if you get the chance to go then take it as it really is a trip to remember.
*we were given tickets for the purpose of this review and they are all my own honest opinions.

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