a locally-inspired movie menu

    Lights. Camera. Action. From 4 September 2017, The Ampersand Hotel will be showing a series of iconic motion pictures to celebrate the local area and its cultural influences on the hotel.  From its hotel guests to the local neighbourhood, the silver screen of The Ampersand Hotel invites all to discover its lower-ground, limited-time only cinema complete with a bespoke menu of savoury and sweet popcorn, coffees and cocktails. With the option of exclusive hire of up to 8 friends and family, you have the opportunity to be the leading man or lady for your opening night.

    Forget sitting in stalls and enjoy the laid-back comfort of this intimate cinema setting below the luxurious décor of The Ampersand Hotel, complete with low-set armchairs, sofas for two and leather poufs. With the hotel’s bedrooms having been inspired by the local London neighbourhood, the design of each and every room references five central concepts: botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy - it is these unique themes that have influenced the carefully-curated film selection. From The Jungle Book (botany) to La La Land (music) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (ornithology), there is a seminal film for all.

    No movie experience is complete without the indulgent taste of popcorn. Boasting three sweet and savoury gourmet flavours, created by the hotel’s very own pastry team, South Kensington Cinema Club will be serving treats in bespoke branded popcorn boxes for an authentic viewing experience. Delectable flavours include parmesan and truffle oil, smoked paprika and herb butter and sweet cinnamon.

    With films being shown from 6.30pm, guests can explore the Victorian cellars of the hotel to discover Apero, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Apero’s relaxed atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy a pre-movie lunch of modern Mediterranean small plates before heading in to the big screen. 

    For more information and to book please contact the events team on +44 (0)20 7591 4706 or email events@ampersandhotel.com.

    Terms and conditions : South Kensington Cinema Club is available for exclusive hire for up to 8 guests from 6.30pm Monday – Sunday from 5 September until 6 November 2017.  The package is £25 per person and includes exclusive use of the 19th century vault, the movie screening and complimentary cocktails and popcorn.  Subject to availability. A minimum of 6 guests are required for booking.