Underground Cinema Melbourne is back this May with DELIRIUM

Underground Cinema Delirium nurse

Breaking news: after years of attendance, I finally guessed an Underground Cinema film when I received the first email about it. And you know what? I didn’t enjoy it any less. Loved it, in fact.

Underground Cinema Delirium paper

The theme of the first Underground Cinema for 2018 was DELIRIUM. We lucky cinema-goers were assigned the role of US marshals and reported for duty one suitably chilly night at Jack’s Magazine, a bluestone former ammunition storage facility used in colonial Victoria on the Maribyrnong River, which became the site of a hospital for our purposes; and our mission.

Dressing in sharp 1950s suits, trench coats and hats, we reported to wardens, received instructions and spoke to some concerned (and some eerily-calm) nurses and doctors about a patient who had gone missing.

Underground Cinema Delirium crazy

As always, Underground Cinema did an amazing job in immersing us into this thriller- like environment. Wandering through dark tunnels to lavish offices and derelict dormitories, with the Underground Cinema actors making us question was what real and not, I have to admit to grabbing my plus one’s arm in fear (and being laughed at for it).

Luckily there were Jameson cocktails, food trucks and popcorn for us to break the tension. As we finally sat down to the film (guessed yet? Scorsese’s Shutter Island), the audience cheered as the opening title came up.

Underground Cinema Delirium man

It happens every time at Underground Cinema, and I’m pretty sure it keeps the audience coming back.

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Underground Cinema Delirium crowd