Crowds gathered in the unusual location of the Hell-Fire Caves last week for the screening of Batman: The Dark Knight as part of a new Chilterns Vintage Cinema season.

Each screening includes a horror movie hunt where guests have to find and identify horror movie props located throughout the caves, then work out which movie the prop was aligned to.

And the cave bar was busy providing everything from Bloody Cocktails to fine wines and beers at the popular event.

Darren Henderson, co-founder of The Chilterns Vintage Cinema said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response from the community, their support has to be applauded.

“It’s been extremely hard work to deliver screenings in the Hell-Fire, which has never been done before.

“However, when you get to see how much our guests have enjoyed themselves it definitely makes it worthwhile.”

The new venture will see films screened in the historic caves, as well as The Natural History Museum in Tring, The Kings Arms in Old Amersham and The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in Aylesbury.

The Batman screening was one of four films to be shown in the caves last week, with The Shining, The Goonies, Ghostbusters and Silence of the Lambs also on offer.

Self-confessed movie lover, Emma Taylor, said: “I thought the horror movie clue hunt was a lovely touch and also have to say that the food was very tasty – was a very nice surprise to have a veggie option that did not feel/taste like an afterthought!”

And Greg West, of The Frost Partnership, added: “What a fantastic evening at The Vintage Cinema - watching a horror movie a quarter of a mile underground in the 300 year old Hell-Fire Caves, while enjoying bangers and mash with a glass of red wine...unlike any other cinema experience I’ve ever had.”

The Chilterns Vintage Cinema was created by husband and wife team, Darren and Deborah Henderson from Amersham, who wanted to show modern classics and the latest releases to audiences throughout the region in unusual locations.

Mr Henderson, the former senior vice president of Sony Music, said: “We had cinemas in both Amersham and Beaconsfield but they’re long gone, so our aim is to replace these but as pop-ups.”

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