Don’t just go to a movie, go into a movie and participate in a cult classic at a secret Toronto location. Lights, camera, action! No seriously, action…you’re in this take, on the set, and the main character just handed you a bevvy… Huh?! Get pumped, primped, and prepped to participate in The Movie Experience.

A fusion of theatre and film, The Secret Sessions presents ‘The Movie Experience’, a fully immersive event that brings audiences into the fold of cult classic cinema of all genres from comedy to drama. Shrouded in secrecy, audiences will step into a mysterious event space dressed according to the screening film, as the dress code is revealed to attendees once they RSVP — everyone has a role to play. The Movie Experience feature film is revealed upon arrival to the event venue.

“We aim to bring something new to the Toronto cinema scene,” says Bronwyn Cuthbertson, Managing Director of The Secret Sessions. “We want to re-awaken feelings of make-believe and awe while Torontonians make friends and participate in their favourite films.”
Guests are immersed with the lights, sounds, script and set of the film, with actors dressed as characters creating interactive installations. In the lead-up to the evening, guests will receive hints via email and social media as to the events feature film. 

You’ll dress in character, play a role, and interact to bring cult classic films to life! Adding to the authenticity of a film set, your evening will be lightly catered (a snack that keeps your blood sugar levelled so you can really get deep in that character). Alcohol will be available for purchase, which could make your role even more fleshed out. Rest assured the top secret venue is within stumbling distance of a TTC stop, though you won’t learn the exact location until one day before the event. Upon purchasing your ticket, you’ll receive a top secret e-mail. Enclosed will be instructions regarding dress code and how to prepare. 

Hint: You will be cast in the role of a 1970’s newscaster. So it is time for some adult make believe. You should embrace this role from head to toe. For the ladies, Farrah’s feathered flip or a shag and for gentlemen, moustaches are highly encouraged. You have to dress for success. So if you have no understanding of what ‘camera ready’ attire means, please watch this video for instructions on how to make sure you report to ‘work’ appropriately.  

Location         Undisclosed Toronto location, revealed 24 hours in advance

Film                 Undisclosed, revealed 24 hours in advance

Date                Tuesday, November 8 to 12, 2016, 7PM – 11PM 
Food/Bev       Snacks provided/Cash bar, I.D. required

Beer by Longslice Brewery, serving Loose Lips Lager and Hosta La Vista IPA. Wine by Chateau des Charmes from Niagara-on-the-lake, serving Generation Seven red and white.

Burritos by Saucy Affairs, Taco Chips and Salsa by Neal Brothers

Also be sure to check out the exclusive cocktail listed, specifically themed for the evening – “Stay Classy”, “Scotch, Scotch, Scotch”, “Whammy” and “Pleasure Town”.


Note all ticket purchases are non-refundable, and you’ll be on set for around 4 hours total. No acting experience required.

Rick -Will Conlon 

Ron – Steve Hobbs  

Veronica – Mandy Roved 

Champ – Matt Nadeau 

Brian – Lars Classington

Motorcycle dude – Jonathan Sconza 

Woman – Emma Banigan 

Man 2 – Jonathan Duncan

Set Designer:

Michaela Burns 

Costume Designer: 

Ming Wong 

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