Brockwell Lido - chat, news and more

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    Plus to add: I haven't read the Libby Page book. I've heard good things about it. I fund it a little disturbing though that the plot looks at book-ish gyms and the closure of the lido. The mixing of fact and fiction isn't that helpful. Book-ish gyms are happening; the lido is most definitely not closing and is under no such threat! Fusion signed up for the 25 year lease in 2007.
  2. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Just noticed this which looks pretty cool: BROCKWELL LIDO. You can watch the Shape of Water from a dingy on the pool. Not for me really but if it was Jaws I might be tempted :D
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Who the fuck would want to watch a film stuck in the middle of a bloody swimming pool? And pay a shitload for the experience?

    Are people really that bored and desperate to spend their money (it costs around £55 for the full 'experience') that they just can't enjoy a film normally?
  4. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    They did Jaws a few weeks ago - it was great (thought didn’t manage to nab a dingy) :)
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  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    The Shape of Water

    You have to pay another £22.50 for backrest and blanket. Sorry not for me.
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  6. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    There's quite a bit of this stuff about; it heightens the senses. "Chills in the Chapel" screen horror films in a dramatically illuminated church. It's surprisingly effective. I guess it's easier to rationalise films as being fictional when you're in a safe space such as your living or a normal cinema.
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's not even going to sound or look particularly good if you're watching it on an outdoor screen floating in a bloody dinghy. Great if you like aircraft and traffic ambient noise and ambient light though. And of course, you can enjoy that exclusive feeling when you're floating around in your expensive little hire boat.
  8. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    We went to the Jaws screening last year, They were using a better projector and sound system than you’ll find in a lot of modern digital projection cinemas.
    It was a good laugh but I’d stay away from the dinghys, the waters going to be freezing cold and it’s not going to make getting to the bar or toilet any easier.
  9. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Is Jaws every year? I saw it there year before last, I think. The screen and sound were great. My other half was ill so I treated myself to dinner on the cafe terrace, right in front the screen.
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  10. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    I was joking about Jaws. Cool they actually did it.:D:cool:
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yep. It's all about exclusivity these days. And money, of course.


    £22 to sit on a fucking deck chair at night in an "Insta-friendly" environment.
  12. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    It's a bit different to the legendary BBQ's put on by Paddy and Casey back in the day. The old school lido culture can be traced back to these and the friendships that developed. These are just about still holding together at the lido some twenty years later - despite the corporate image that Fusion likes to put across.
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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And even more different to this! Brixton 20 years ago: a squatted Brockwell Lido and an Exploding Cinema spectacular
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  14. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I saw JAWS there a couple of years ago and it was amazing. I was *very* glad not to have gotten a dingy - the people in them very quickly did not look comfy and when they needed to go to the loo they had to paddle their way across the pool and scramble out in front of the entire audience. We were lucky to see it on a beautiful clear but warm evening with an amazing sunset, stars and moon.
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  15. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I remember those! In the days before health and safety - loads of drunk people in the pool.
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  16. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Surprised that they're allowing alcohol poolside whilst there're people swimming - it's something that GLL / Fusion were very much against. Which means that the cost of the lifeguards on the evening event linked above is going to be high - at least 5 of them, for 4 hours after a normal day shift.

    I'd recently noticed the shack had been selling cans of beer; which is useful to remember the next time a security guard tries to take booze off me again.

    Pool's closed until Wednesday as they try and fix the ongoing water pressure thing... oh and they're advertising a general Lido manager job.
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They're full up today:

  18. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    "The art deco Brockwell Lido in south London, meanwhile, could harness the heat in the adjacent river Effra. Extracting just a tenth of its energy would keep the pool – which dips to 2C in winter – warm all year round."

    No thank you.
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  19. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I wouldn't say no!
  20. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Why not? I’m sure they’re not planning to inject sewage fumes into the water. It’d be filtered and treated on the way.

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