You may have tripped over and fallen into it once, you may have been wandering by and thought "ooh, I bet that place would be good for an outdoor film screening in the summer." And you wouldn't be the only one... The Scoop is the sunken amphitheatre situated next to City Hall and looks a lot like a set of curved stairs leading down to a level, empty space. It is the More London site's space for theatre, street performance, film, music, dance and visual arts - and everything that happens there is free and open-air. When there is no performance, The Scoop is just another part of the More London riverside public space between London Bridge and Tower Bridge - but when something is happening, the whole area is transformed in to an informal, come and go as you please, relaxed arena for arts and events against a stunning backdrop of Tower Bridge and the Thames.
From tonight and for the rest of the month, the More Movies 2006 season will screen classic and contemporary films in The Scoop from 9.15pm on selected evenings. Pick what you fancy from the scheduleand get there early to secure your seat on the steps; bring a rug, bring cushions, bring a picnic or brace yourself for the queues at the More London restaurants and bars nearby. The season opens tonight with Brief Encounter and coming up are diverse delights ranging from Alien: The Director's Cut to Some Like It Hot, via migraine-a-minute Moulin Rouge and The Wicker Man.
As long as the weather is good and it doesn't cost a penny, get to The Scoop and get ready to cherish your favourite film moments in the night air: this is your chance to see John Hurt being burst open by an alien or Britt Eckland dancing naked for Edward Woodward or Marilyn Monroe plucking a ukele with City Hall and Tower Bridge standing by benignly.