With Greta Gerwig’s hotly anticipated new Barbie film shimmering on the hot pink horizon, the question of where to watch it has no doubt consumed every conceivable thought in your head. Well, Backyard Cinema has the answer. Their Miami Beach experience, located on the Depot Mayfield rooftop in Manchester, is a time-warping, pastel-pink paradise where you can sink into beanbags and watch as Margot Robbie’s brilliant Barbie and Ryan Gosling’s clueless Ken leave behind Barbie Land and discover the real world from July 28.
There are white sands to dig perfectly-pointed Barbie doll feet in, palm tree-shaped cocktails to keep you nice and hydrated and even a beach shack where you can channel your inner Lifeguard Barbie. What better place to witness the first live-action Barbie film on the big screen?
Are you ready for a trip down memory lane? Because the pink-drenched world of Barbie promises just that. The film will hit cinemas in less than a month, inviting you to indulge in childhood nostalgia as the wondrous Barbie dreamhouse, her Clueless-reminiscent wardrobe (with perfectly coordinated outfits ready and waiting) and even her basic boyfriend (he may be Ryan Gosling but he’s still just Ken) are brought to life.
Now, imagine you get to take that all in for the first time with a cocktail in hand and powdery sand underfoot. Backyard Cinema Miami Beach is an immersive cinema experience where you’ll push through the doors of an Art-Deco hotel and be plunged into an 80s-style beach oasis, complete with the Flamingo Beach Bar – serving up themed concoctions fit for Barbie herself – fun-loving interactive hosts and a selection of mouth-watering street food to tuck into.
The story of Barbie began back in 1959 when the first-ever iteration of the doll hit the shelves, dressed in a black and white striped swimsuit and hair swept up in a ponytail. Basically, she was beach ready from the beginning. At this Backyard Cinema experience the 80s and beach vibes will collide – the ideal inspiration for some impressive fancy dress. So, why not throw it back to the decade with a neon jacket, tutu skirt and bodacious bangles (a la Barbie Rewind 80’s Edition doll) or grab an oversized pink sun hat and cat-eye sunnies for a timeless Beach Barbie look? Round up your friends, grab tickets today and go all out, because this is a pivotal moment in Barbie history and She’s Everything.