British Airways is bringing back ‘Silent Picturehouse’ – a unique cinematic experience showing five travel-inspired films on big screens in the evening, and children’s movies by day.
First held in 2010, Silent Picturehouse returns this year and will be taking place in an exclusive London venue between July 22 and 26. Presenter Edith Bowman will be hosting the night.

Viewers will tune in from personal headsets, replicating the in-flight experience. The venue will be completely overhauled with movie memorabilia and travel artefacts, so that guests feel they’ve stepped inside a film set. The in-flight menu features gourmet popcorn, hot dogs and retro pick ‘n’ mix, produced by Michelin star chef Simon Hulstone.

Abigail Comber, head of marketing, said “Silent Picturehouse is back by popular demand, and this time we’ve extended it to a week including a daytime kids cinema. There’s something for everyone, with movies ranging from blockbuster hits to all time classics. The unique concept brings the in-flight entertainment experience to life, making you feel like you’ve travelled the world from your seat!”

Films will be shown on five screens simultaneously and include Skyfall, Jaws, The Beach and Top Gun. The ‘Fans’ Choice screen will show a film voted for by the public, either Casablanca, Into the Wild, Sleepless in Seattle, Slumdog Millionaire or The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

During the day, ‘Silent Picturehouse Kids’ will be showing a selection of Disney films for children across the five screens. Films include Up, Cars 2, Tim Burton’s Alice on Wonderland, Oz the Great and Powerful and The Muppets. It will also show a preview clip of the upcoming release of Planes.

BA customers will also be able to enjoy the Fan’s Choice movie, as well as classic blockbuster hit Jaws, on board long-haul flights from August.