Are you a fan of great film and free drinks? If so then the Jameson Whiskey Cult Film Club is definitely for you!

Sponsored by Jameson Whiskey, the film club organises showings of cult films in incredible venues across London, Liverpool and Manchester. Jameson Cult film nights are not just about watching film but experiencing it.

For those of you that aren’t Irish whiskey fans there is a fully equipped bar…

As if free entrance wasn’t enough, once inside the event you are given tokens that entitle you to two free Jameson cocktails. For those of you that aren’t Irish whiskey fans there is a fully equipped bar on standby, though you’ll have to pay standard prices for anything other than Jameson.

The films are screened in venues specifically chosen to best recreate and reflect their atmosphere. After hearing about a Halloween screening of Psycho in a dimly lit chapel, I couldn’t resist going along in March to see Monsters at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Bringing the Film to Life

Before we’d even reached the entrance the world of the film had taken over, an eerie green light filtered out through the pillars of the imposing white building. Inside the floor had been covered in white plastic, we were ushered through by men in anti-contamination suits while, beret-wearing army officials shouted at us in Spanish. We had arrived at the Mexican-U.S border and were told that we were about enter the ‘infected zone.’

…the preceding trauma was swiftly forgotten.

Following a bemused and excited crowd I soon arrived at the bar. Here we were met with free cocktails and the preceding trauma was swiftly forgotten.

Once hydrated and sitting comfortably we were given a talk by the film’s director who gave us an insight into what had inspired him and what he’d hope to achieve with the film. Monsters is both an original and entertaining that far surpassed my expectations. Once the film was over we were given access to the tantalizingly creepy Hunterian museum, which forms part of the Royal College of Surgeons.  Home to an array of dissected creatures and deformed limbs, the evening ended even more bizarrely than it had begun.

Discover For Yourself

Film nights take place once a month and are free for all members to attend. They operate on a first come first serve basis, which can make for long queues so it’s recommended that you get there early. Membership is free and you can sign up via the Jameson Cult Film website . All you need to do is provide your name, age and email address and they’ll email you with a ticket to the next event. Enjoy the experience!

 

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I'm a first year undergraduate doing Hispanic Studies at UCL. I spent last year working in Salamanca, Spain and then Santiago, Chile where I wrote for an online Arts magazine called Revolver. Since then I've lept at any opportunity to write and get my work published.

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