Just a couple of days ago we had the pleasure of being invited to BAFTA HQ at 195 Piccadilly in London for a special screening of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II.

What an evening it was! BAFTA totally excelled and spoiled us; the venue was superb and they managed it to perfection, with scrumptious canapes from savoury to sweet, drinks from champagne to Pimms, and entertainment whilst everyone mingled and happily waited for the film to start.

After filing into the amazing Princess Anne Theatre with its plush rose and VIP plaqued seats, we received our 3D glasses and were treated to a surprise introduction to the film by Oliver and James Phelps, aka the Weasley Twins in Harry Potter!

Looking all futuristic in my 3D glasses

James and Oliver Phelps, aka The Weasley Twins in Harry Potter, introducing the film

We also learned that the screening we were about to watch was extra special, and without going into technical details, the Princess Anne Theatre offers Digital Cinema Projection which can now also be viewed in 3D. I must admit I don’t know much about this sort of stuff, but I believe this is the only cinema in London to offer this!

And so for the next two and a half hours we were gripped in our seats and engulfed into the magical mystery world of Harry Potter and his adventures. On chatting with Gareth after the film ended, we both agreed that the 3D experience was indeed incredible and the best we had ever seen, but both would have preferred not seeing the snake in 3D…

The final finishing touch of the evening was our leaving pressies – a BAFTA goodie bag along with a warming cup of hot chocolate and mini macaroons for the journey home. An evening of style!

Hotel Chocolat made these amazing chocolates for the goodie bags

Cocorosing It home in Roma post the big evening and holding my BAFTA goodie bag and hot chocolate!

 

Janan Leo, Creative Director and Founder, Cocorose London, www.cocoroselondon.com

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