10 Things I Hate About You - Outdoor Pop Up Screening

SOLD OUT!!!  Nostalgia time!

Based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, this is the movie that brought Heath Ledger to most people's attention. 

Set in an American High School in the (then) modern day it sees Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) as a teenager desperate to enter the dating world whose father (Larry Miller), a doctor who's delivered one too many teen mom pregnancies, is determined to keep her on a tight leash.  When she falls for new boy Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) she appeals the ban and her father makes a deal: she's allowed to date - but only if her older sister does too.  Given her sister, Katherine (Julia Stiles), is a generally cynical young woman with no interest in that kind of thing Bianca and Cameron are driven to desperate measures.

Cue the enlisting of bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger), who's paid to try and sweep Katherine off her feet.


10 Things I Hate About You might be a teen flick but it's a teen flick held in higher regard than most and it's still sitting on a solid 7.2 on IMDB fifteen years later (I feel so ancient typing that).  Stiles and Ledger's performances have both received plenty praise and many of the cast went on to other successful projects (among them The Bourne Trilogy, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Mad Men, Numb3rs, Inception, Serenity, FlashForward....).  The film itself was spun off into a TV series nearly a full decade later.

And it's airing outdoors, in Holborn, in August.  It's part of this summer's Pop Up Screens programme, which is taking place at several different sites around the city. 

The grounds are open for access from 7.30pm and the film begins at 8.30. The plan is to meet at a nearby bar a little earlier in the evening so we can all walk to the venue together and sit as a group.  More specificity nearer the time - as always full meet up details will be sent out the night before the meet.

Please note: As per the FAQs on their website the company do not offer refunds and fully intend to go ahead even if it's raining (though if it's very bad weather the event will be cancelled and you can transfer your ticket to a different screening during the summer).  I personally take no responsibility for the weather either and as this is England assuming any day of the year will be dry is kind of a big assumption.  That said this is August, the weather forecasters are generally optimistic as to our chances this year for a nice summer, and we're quite likely to get lucky.  Quite likely.  Ahem.

The organisers are encouraging attendees to bring something to sit on, though no tents please.  There will be food and drink stalls set up to face the screen for those who get the munchies but they will be cash only.

You can buy tickets here.  This could well be the first of a couple of outdoors events we do, depending on how much interest in them there is.

It might interest some of you to note that while a lone event is £10 (plus £1 booking free) you can get a weekend pass for all four screenings at the venue from 14-17th August for £25.  The other films in that bundle are Dumb and Dumber (14th), Dirty Dancing (16th) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 (17th) though only 10 Things I Hate About You will be part of the meet up.

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  • Valeria

    Thank you Michelle! Great choice :)

    August 15, 2014

  • Valeria

    Thank you Michelle! Great choice :)

    August 15, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Anyone at the pub yet?

    August 15, 2014

    • Valeria

      Me! I am on the left of bar as you come in from doors

      August 15, 2014

  • david b.

    I didn't know about this film. Curious to see it. Any tickets for sale?

    August 15, 2014

  • neela

    Does anyone want my ticket?

    1 · August 14, 2014

    • Melissa

      Do you still have a ticket available?

      August 15, 2014

  • Michelle

    Meet up details have been sent out, by email to most of you and via Meet Ups new conversation function to those who requested it. If you haven't received the mail by morning please first check your spam filter (spam filters love meet up emails) and your settings on meet up to ensure the message can come through. If all that doesn't turn the message up then please either drop a comment here or use the conversation feature to let me know you need the information. I will try to send it directly to you but the internet from my smartphone is somewhat spotty where I work. I can probably send the messages out at lunchtime but it is likely to be 6.30 at least before I can send more if I hear from you later in the day.

    August 14, 2014

  • Robert B.

    if anyone is gonna cancel and wants to sell their ticket. You have a buyer here

    August 12, 2014

  • Natasha

    Send me your no on a private message and ill get in touch :)

    August 12, 2014

  • Natasha

    I've got a spare ticket if anyone wants it. Please get in touch :)

    August 12, 2014

    • Robert B.

      am interested. how to get in touch?

      August 12, 2014

  • Dhruba

    Sorry, couldn't get hold of a ticket. Had to cancel this time :(

    August 12, 2014

  • Dorthe A.

    Hi, I bought a weekend ticket and so should be able to get in, but I can't RSVP. Can you put me on the list, please? I'd like to meet up with the rest of you, and let's hope the weather stays nice.

    August 11, 2014

    • Michelle

      Dorthe I can't add you the RSVPs but I can send you the meet up details directly (if anyone else reading this has their ticket but didn't check 'yes' then please reply to this comment here so I know to do the same for you. This means me going to message you one by one, which I don't have to if you did get to RSVP. If you have RSVP'd I do NOT need you to reply to this too).

      August 11, 2014

    • Adrianna

      Errr... I didn't expect RSVPs to close. I didn't RSVP either as I'm still not sure if I'll be able to make it back into London in time on Friday although I do have my ticket. So sorry Michelle, but could you email me the Meetup details as well? Thank you in advance!

      August 12, 2014

  • Inthy

    I foolishly left booking my tickets way too late - have an awesome time everyone :)

    August 11, 2014

  • Cheryl

    I've got my ticket :) Hope it doesn't rain, but will be prepared none-the-less :)

    August 11, 2014

  • Andy

    bought ticket. Will be there. 1st event...

    August 11, 2014

  • Michelle

    I was in contact with a guy from Pop Up Screens today who has advised me they have now sold out of tickets. He says they keep about twenty tickets on the door, so if you're in the area and want to come along it might be worth trying but there are no guarantees. For this reason I have closed RSVPs. If you haven't already booked your ticket and really, really want to come it might be worth emailing the contact on their website but I don't know how far that will get you.

    August 11, 2014

  • Leoni A.

    I've got my ticket!

    August 6, 2014

  • neela

    Is it sad I am coming alone??

    June 25, 2014

    • neela

      Anyone fancy a drink before we could meet up ?

      1 · July 30, 2014

    • Michelle

      We'll likely be meeting in a bar before making our way down :)

      July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love the outdoors and love a old film

    July 7, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Got my ticket :)

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Natasha

    I've booked my ticket looking forward to it :)

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • terence f.

    Sorry to miss this but I'll be at the beer festival. Enjoy.

    June 24, 2014

  • Marianne

    No can do as I shall be on Santorini then.......yay! :)

    June 23, 2014

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