Secret Cinema creates online experience ahead of first night's opening

The DOCS website plays content from the mid-20th century
The DOCS website plays content from the mid-20th century

Secret Cinema has created an immersive online experience for ticketholders to explore, ahead of tonight's (17 February) opening of its new, top-secret production.

The theatrical group, which last summer staged Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in London, has created an online newspaper and bespoke social network only accessible to those who have purchased tickets to the experience.

Guests can view the information through a dedicated website, which on arrival plays black and white film clips apparently from the Cold War period, and displays a logo for the US Department of Cultural Surveillance (DOCS).

Once they have entered their details, ticketholders are issued with their alias for the event - including a rank and character name. They can then unlock access to a private chat forum to discover the central themes of the event, as well as publish comment pieces via a fictional online newspaper, The Washington Telegraph.

The name of the film due to be brought to life by Secret Cinema is still unknown, and as a Tell No-One production, will not be revealed to the press and public until the London series comes to an end on 21 March.

Back in December the company announced the experience will take place at secret locations in both London and Moscow. Attendees can expect an experience brought to life by more than 30 actors, live music and ‘spectacular’ scenery.

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