The Pop Up Picture House will show a range of films including cult hits and kids’ classics, each accompanied by a two-course meal to match – so beef lasagne accompanies The Italian Job and The Godfather, while coconut chicken curry complements Slumdog Millionaire.
The Hand and Flowers is booked out months in advance by fans of what the Harden’s Survey describes as “spectacular fine-dining-comfort-food”. Two years ago he opened a second, no-bookings gastropub in Marlow, The Coach.
The idea for Picture House idea came up when Kerridge and three friends were discussing their favourite films and food. The aim is to foster an old-fashioned community feeling, with children’s matinee showings and ice creams served by usherettes in the interval, along with sofas to relax on and a bar serving real ales and wine.
Tickets for film, food and ice cream cost £35 for adults, £25 for children or £110 for a family of two plus two, or £20 a head for morning screenings. Visit picture-house.co.uk for programmes, times and menus, plus booking from Tuesday November 8.