London-based Future Cinema, which specialises in immersive events fusing film, theatre, music and dance, transformed Barnes Common park into the movie’s fictional setting of Rydell High School. Barnes Common in South London was transformed into the biggest cinematic experience of the year; a nostalgia trip of kicking cheerleaders and rollerskating waitresses. Nearly 10,000 descend on a field in London to recreate 1950s California for a huge screening of Grease. [28 photos total]

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Actors ride in a vintage American car before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Audience members have a pillow fight in a cabin before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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A shadow of a Rydell High School sign is cast on the grass of a playing field, before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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A cheerleader entertains audience members queuing for the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Audience members embrace before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Audience members arrive before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Women wearing period outfits chat in a makeshift diner before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Members of the audience sing along during the start of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Audience queue to ride bumper cars before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Audience members wearing 1950s outfits dance before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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The audience assembles on picnic blankets for the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Dancers perform during the final scene of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Dancers perform during the final scene of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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An actress, playing the part of Frenchie, prepares for her role before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Dancers perform during the final scene of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Dancers perform before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Dancers perform before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Dancers perform during the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Dancers perform during the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Dancers perform during the final scene of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Dancers perform during the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Dancers perform during the final scene of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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The cast poses before the arrival of the audience, at the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Actors playing parts of Sandy and Frenchie take shelter from rain while greeting arriving audience at Future Cinema outdoor screening of Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Audience members pose upon arrival at the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Actors playing the parts of rival gang members perform before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Actors playing the parts of rival gang members perform before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Combo photo of audience members arriving for the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #

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