For over 100 years, since the very first cinema theatres opened,
folk have been content to while away an hour or two by merrily just
watching a film.
But the natural human instinct for 'more', means that
movie-going is being pushed and pulled in all manner of directions.
There are plush cinemas with armchairs and supper brought to your
table, silly looking specs for a mushroom-like 3-D experience, or
the totally immersive Secret Cinema where the build-up takes days
with much acting and dress-up involved.
Meanwhile, at the Charlotte Street Hotel it's a chance for food
and film to fuse as guests from the world of scoff are invited to
screen and discuss a film that has somehow influenced their work
and passion for food.
This month it's master patissier Eric Lanlard's turn. He's
chosen Babette's Feast, because, "This story for me is
about showcasing the great things about food," says Lanlard, "The
passion and appreciation of the French people for food and cooking,
and how good food can bring people together and change them for the
better." After the film there's a chance for chats and film
dissecting with Lanlard. Followed by a proper feast at Oscar
restaurant with a menu dreamed up by both Robin Read (Firmdale
Hotels Executive Head Chef) and Eric Lanlard.
Food & Film is at the Charlotte Street Hotel on Monday 30th
September; £39 per person, ticket price includes movie screening,
Q&A with Eric Lanlard and 3 course dinner at Oscar
For reservations; tel: 020 7980 1007 E: Oscar@firmdale.com
Charlotte Street Hotel,
15-17 Charlotte Street,
The Charlotte Street Hotel offered all Vanity Fair
A-List members the chance to win a pair of tickets to Food &
Film at the Charlotte Street Hotel. This includes two tickets to a
screening of Babette's Feast in the hotel's private
screening room followed by a Q&A with Eric Lanlard and a
three-course dinner at Oscar restaurant. Don't miss out on future
offers, sign up to