Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future cancelled for a second consecutive night

The company behind immersive cinema experiences cited safety reasons for the cancellation of Friday 25 July's performance

Fans hoping to see tonight’s Secret Cinema performance of Back to the Future will be left disappointed following the announcement that a second consecutive night has been cancelled. 


In a statement posted on their Facebook page, the company behind immersive cinema experiences announced they had “no choice but to cancel tonight’s performance.” 

“Secret Cinema has been running safe arts events for ten years and on this occasion we have come across a number of issues that we have not experienced previously,” read the statement. 

Saturday night participants were advised to “standby for further information” while tonight’s ticket holders, like yesterday’s, were offered a choice between a full refund or rescheduled tickets for a string of alternative dates. has spoken to Secret Cinema head office but no further details were available.

The company, launched in 2007, struggled to cope with the demand for tickets when performances first went on sale in June. Following unprecedented sales for the Back to the Future screenings, they doubled the number of dates with up to 84,000 tickets available, each priced at £53.50.

However, yesterday’s cancellation – just hours before the performance was due to begin – angered customers, many of whom showed up at the Hackney Wick venue with no knowledge of the announcement thanks to strict rules forbidding mobile phones inside the venue. 

This afternoon’s statement was met with similar disappointment from ticket holders, many of whom took to Facebook and Twitter in reaction to the news. 


Updates on the status of tomorrow’s performance (Saturday 26 July) will appear on Secret Cinema’s Facebook and Twitter pages.