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Director Jay Roach stands between producers Laurie MacDonald and Walter F. Parkes at the New York  premiere of "Dinner For Schmucks."
Director Jay Roach stands between producers Laurie MacDonald and Walter F. Parkes at the New York premiere of "Dinner For Schmucks."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Screening Room visits some of London's quirkiest cinematic venues
  • The Secret Cinema transforms derelict theatres and empty warehouses into interactive worlds
  • While Starlite Urban Drive-In offers a chance to watch movie classics in open-top cars
  • Plus, we speak to masters of laughter, directors Edgar Wright and Jay Roach
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(CNN) -- On this month's edition of The Screening Room we visit London's quirkiest cinematic venues, offering film-buffs an alternative to the multiplex.

The Secret Cinema transforms derelict theatres and empty warehouses into interactive worlds based on a mystery movie, unknown to the audience until the opening credits.

For those who like it retro, The Starlite Urban Drive-In offers a chance to re-watch classics like "Grease" from the comfort of an open-top car, provided and pre-parked for the audience's viewing pleasure.

Meanwhile, the Portobello Pop-Up cinema - located in a graffiti-covered train underpass - is quickly becoming a favorite hangout for the city's bohemian crowd.

Are these eccentric movie theatres merely a fad or an indication of where cinema is headed?

Plus, we speak to masters of laughter Edgar Wright and Jay Roach responsible for two of the year's most outrageous comedies -- "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" and "Dinner for Schmucks."

 
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