There’s no need to worry about last orders, as Stanley Schtinter’s unique artwork stitches together every scene that takes place in EastEnders’ pub, The Queen Vic, to create an ‘endless’ screening.
The Lock-In is a celebration of the British pub as it emerges from the challenges of the pandemic. Trawling through every episode of the iconic soap opera, Schtinter spent lockdowns using video editing software to remove every scene that wasn’t in the Queen Vic, creating a 100-hour ‘lock in’.
Described by actor Anita Dobson (the soap’s legendary landlady Angie Watts) as ‘an interesting project!’, we’ll be screening The Lock-in after it finishes an eleven-pub tour of the East End, by which time the BBC will have turned 100 and the Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.
East London-based Schtinter has been described as an ‘artist’ by the Daily Mail, and as an ‘exorcist’ by the Daily Star. From May 2021 to May 2022, he presented Important Books (or, Manifestos Read by Children) at Whitechapel Gallery.
Please Note: The Lock In will be screened on a single monitor in cinema 1 foyer during the centre opening hours. On 4-6 July it will be available to watch only from 5:30pm.
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Barbican Cinema 1 foyer
Barbican Cinema 1 is located within the main Barbican building on Level -2. Head to Level G and walk towards the Lakeside Terrace where you’ll find stairs and lifts to take you down to the venue floor.
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The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Level access from the Pit floor foyer only to the two boxes (see Mobility below). All other seats lead off stepped aisles.
Two boxes at the rear of the auditorium each have space for one wheelchair user and a companion. Please book early and ask for these seats.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking, to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the auditorium. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.