London's Canary Wharf To Host 'The Lost Boys,' 'Top Gun' Screenings

Screenings supported by California Tourism; Future Cinema in London weekend event.

LONDON – The British capital’s Canary Wharf and surrounding environs are to be transformed into the boardwalks and amusement parks of California Sept. 3 and 4.

But it is not for a movie set.

Pop up movie operators Future Cinema has joined forces with California Tourism to mount a “California Classics” weekend at one of the British capital’s financial districts and will unspool The Lost Boys and Top Gun over the two nights.

More than 8,000 people will become Californians for the “California Classics” weekend, joining the vampire-spooked Santa Carla beachside community or training to become Naval Aviators at the Top Gun School.

Audiences will have the chance to participate in classic surf side sport; feast their eyes and taste buds on all-American food carts and cuisine and be invited to dress up in 1980s gothic grunge or white naval suits depending on which screening they choose.

Future Cinema founder and creative director Fabien Riggall said brining two “cult films” into a live cinema experience was exciting.

“Canary Wharf will provide the perfect beach setting for Santa Cruz and San Diego,” said Riggall.

California Tourism president and CEO Caroline Beteta said: “We look forward to bringing the sights, sounds and flavours of coastal California, specifically Santa Cruz and San Diego, to London for what promises to be a spectacular experience produced by Future Cinema.”