Films on Fridges – Quirky pop-up cinema inspired by Hackney’s famous Fridge Mountain

Project by Scout Limited, presented with Hackney Picturehouse– Open 27th July to 13th August- Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery Yard – Hackney Wick / Fish Island- Twitter: @FilmsonFridges
Films on Fridges
This summer Films on Fridges has resurrected East London’s Fridge Mountain – once Europe’s largest mound of discarded refrigerators – in all its monumental glory for three weeks to create a distinctive cinematic experience. Watching a film has never been this eccentric as the discarded refrigerators take the form of a pop-up cinema. Drawing on the area’s industrial heritage and its ongoing transformations catalysed by the Olympic development – this inventive environment is intensified by framing it against the backdrop of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.As a tribute to the Olympic spirit Films on Fridges has a notable line up of sporting classics and UK premieres.The project engages attendees in the ongoing discussion of the area’s rapid transformation homage to both its industrial past and the athletic legacy to come. The cinema’s construction utilises reclaimed refrigerators thanks to the UK’s leading recycling centre – SIMS Recycling Solutions to raise awareness of the issues of waste reuse and sustainability.Film Timetable27th July – 17th AugustJuly 27- Rocky July 28 – Fire in BabylonJuly 29 – What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? – In partnership with Floating CinemaJuly 30 – Pelada – In partnership with I am BrazilialityAugust 4 – Escape to VictoryAugust 5 – Breaking AwayAugust 6 – Cool RunningsAugust 7 – Pumping IronAugust 10 – East End Tales – In partnership with East End Film FestivalAugust 11 – Rio Breaks – In partnership with Little White LiesAugust 12 – SlapshotAugust 13 – Chariots of Fire”