“You Can’t Sit With Us!” Mean Girls at the Floating Cinema

Last week, my Japanese cousin and I were souvenir shopping in Covent Garden, looking for a present for his girlfriend back in Tokyo. His English isn’t great, and he wanted the present gift-wrapped, so I was translating what the shopgirl was saying into Japanese for him. As she was busy wrapping up the gift, the very sweet but slightly vacant shopgirl pipes up, asking me where I learned to speak that language.

“Oh,” I replied, “we’re Japanese. He’s my cousin – our mothers are sisters.”

She blinked, before replying: “Yeah, but where did you learn to speak that language?”

It was this moment that totally reminded me of that scene with Karen from one of my all time favourite movies, Mean Girls:

The Sunday before last, the lovely people at Currys and Joe Blogs invited me to a very special screening of Mean Girls for #CurrysMovieNight.

Currys Movie Night, Cinema on a Barge, Mean Girls Screening, The Floating Cinema, LondonWhat was so special about it? Well, not only was it a screening of one of the best films of all time, but it was on a barge. The Floating Cinema is sponsored by the BFI, a traveling movie theatre on a barge providing a completely unique experience. We all clambered aboard and set sail down the canals by Kings Cross.

Currys Movie Night, Cinema on a Barge, Mean Girls Screening, The Floating Cinema, LondonCurrys Movie Night, Cinema on a Barge, Mean Girls Screening, The Floating Cinema, LondonDespite it being Sunday, I still wore pink – luckily I wasn’t the only one, as Erica is also clearly a Plastic (and we were both floral, too!)

Currys Movie Night, Cinema on a Barge, Mean Girls Screening, The Floating Cinema, LondonIt was a great evening – unlimited popcorn and prosecco, with excellent company. I popped out slightly before the end to see where we’d gotten to, and the atmosphere was really lovely – the only problem was that I was enjoying the film so much it was hard to tear my eyes away from the screen!

Currys Movie Night, Cinema on a Barge, Mean Girls Screening, The Floating Cinema, LondonCurrys Movie Night, Cinema on a Barge, Mean Girls Screening, The Floating Cinema, LondonIt was a really relaxing and unique blogger event, and unlike Cady I was rather sad to leave ‘girl world’ behind at the end of it!

#CurrysMovieNight: Mean Girls at the Floating Cinema#CurrysMovieNight: Mean Girls at the Floating CinemaNot too sad though – I was lucky enough to have won the Instagram prize for the evening – some Vue Cinema Vouchers that I’m really excited to use! The winning photo is below:

Watching #meangirls on a #London #barge tonight. Best #Sunday ever? Probably. #currysmovienight

A photo posted by Erin Longhurst (@erinniimi) on

I had an absolutely fabulous night – you can find out more about the night on the Currys site here! (Pictured below: Army of Skanks)

Currys Movie Night, Cinema on a Barge, Mean Girls Screening, The Floating Cinema, LondonWhat’s your favourite part in Mean Girls? Be sure to comment below, and don’t forget to follow me on TwitterFacebook or Instagram!

N.B. – Anything vaguely un-PC in the post above is most definitely a quote from the film (see: Army of Skanks comment above!)

  • Well this sounds AH-MAZING! I adore Mean Girls and this sounds like you had the ultimate girly night out! Congrats on the win too!

    Becca
    QueenBeeBecca.com

    • Thank you Becca! It was 🙂 I haven’t been to see a film in ages so I’m really excited! xx

  • Jonnuxx

    It’s probably the most cliché answer, but my favourite scene in Mean Girls is definitely the “How many of you have felt personally victimised by Regina George?” followed by the Confessions ^_^

    Jon. x | Jonnuxx.com

  • Mel

    It sounds like you had a really good night and what a cool idea for a movie screening. The best part in Mean Girls is definitely “4 for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco”.

    http://www.raisethewaves.blogspot.com

    • “And none for Gretchen Weiners!” I might have to re-watch it again soon, it’s such a classic 🙂