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.

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London
Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Actors ride in a vintage American car before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Actors playing rival gang members spar in a diner before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

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

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

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

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

A cheerleader entertains audience members queuing for the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Audience members embrace before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Audience members arrive before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

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

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

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

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Audience queue to ride bumper cars before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Audience members wearing 1950s outfits dance before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

The audience assembles on picnic blankets for the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Dancers perform during the final scene of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Dancers perform during the final scene of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

An actress, playing the part of Frenchie, prepares for her role before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Dancers perform during the final scene of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Dancers perform before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Dancers perform before the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Dancers perform during the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Dancers perform during the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Dancers perform during the final scene of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Dancers perform during the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Dancers perform during the final scene of the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

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

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

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

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Audience members pose upon arrival at the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

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

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

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

Outdoor screening of film Grease in Barnes, Southwest London

Combo photo of audience members arriving for the Future Cinema outdoor screening of the 1978 film Grease in Barnes. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS

Sep 14, 2012