Delhi’s Akshara Theatre will play host to an open-air movie screening of Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film—now a cult classic—Pulp Fiction. This is the first part of a proposed series of such screenings under the name Movies & Chill. “The idea is to take a certain type of cinema, especially the ones that are now considered cult classic films and screen them at alternative spaces,” says Kshitij Kapoor of Drinksonme, an event and experience start-up.
Organized in collaboration with one of their offshoot ventures called Sunset Cinema Club, the Drinksonme team were initially advertising the presence of food trucks, still a novel concept in Delhi, during the screening. The idea was to create a truly open-air, alternative fair-like atmosphere. But at the first event, Kapoor informs, the trucks are most likely to be replaced with kiosks and there will be no alcohol either, due to logistical constraints. There will be an abundance of popcorn, of course, in addition to popular snacks like dim sums, burgers and burritos. “Anything that’s easy to consume and watch the movie undisturbed,” says Kapoor.
The Movies & Chill organizers are big Tarantino fans, and so choosing Pulp Fiction from a list of 15 films they have obtained permission for from the distributors, was a no-brainer. Keep up with the event and you can expect to spend a day of the coming weekend soaking in Delhi’s winter at places such as Nehru Park, watching the best of the Coen Brothers, or some Sean Connery era James Bond classics.
On 20 November, at Akshara Theatre, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Near Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost Rs350 (food not included), available on in.bookmyshow.com