After its Australian debut saw 1000 Sydneysiders board a cruise ship for last year's immersive Titanic Experience, Beyond Cinema has decided to go all in with their fantastical cinematic extravaganzas — having already announced three new events for 2018.
Just earlier this month, the immersive cinema company announced it'll transform a Melbourne CBD building into a jail for The Shawshank Redemption experience on June 30, and takeover Sydney's sandstone castle at Curzon Hall, Mansfield for The Great Gatsby version on August 19. Tickets for both events are currently on sale, with tickets including the film screening and additional options ranging from canapés or 'prison food' to bottomless drinks and a full sit-down dinner.
Now, the cinematic journey will take a leap down the rabbit hole for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Sunday, June 24. Transcending the boundary between film and imagination, the two-hour Alice in Wonderland-themed immersive experience won't screen the film, but will instead recreate it with an English afternoon tea, which, much like the film, is expected to go insanely awry. Tickets are $83 and include a high tea spread, as well as a coffee and a glass of wine in the Royal Botanic Garden.
As with other events, fancy dress is required, which in this case will be your most colourful and bizarre outfit — each attendee will also be assigned a character to gear their costume toward. Just don't be late.