Birmingham, UK


*This was a gifted experience

On Sunday Sean and I were invited down to Fort Dunlop in Birmingham to experience the Super Spa Cinema. I'd never heard of it before but it sounded really fun and not like anything I'd ever done before.

For those of you who like me hadn't heard of it, Super Spa Cinema is a really fun event where you watch a film whilst relaxing in a hot tub. They were showing films all over the weekend; Cocktail on Friday, Point Break on Saturday and on Sunday we saw Jaws. I've never actually watched it before so I was looking forward to seeing it!

On the roof of Fort Dunlop. Chairs and tables can be seen across the roof, as can a surfboard ride
My self and Sean on the Roof of Fort Dunlop with Birmingham in the background
myself standing on the surfboard ride moments before I fell off
Sean on the surfboard ride, a photographer can be seen in the background

When we arrived at Fort Dunlop we were greeted and given a drinks token each. We were then sent up to the roof where a bar, surfboard simulator and lots of comfy bean bags awaited us. Being on the roof added such a glamorous touch to the event whilst still maintaining its relaxing beach party vibe. After taking a few photos me and Sean headed over to the surfboard simulator to try our hand at surfing. I've never surfed before or even been on a simulator so needless to say I didn't stay on for too long, Sean on the other hand was quite good!

We then took a few more photos and decided to forfeit our tokens in exchange of a drink. The drinks menu had quite a nice selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks suitable for everyone. I decided to grab a little cocktail which turned my lips blue and then stuck to coke for the rest of the night as I found the cocktails a little pricey. The bar works on a token system, when we arrived we were given one free token which we could exchange for one regular sized drink. You could then purchase any extra tokens for £5 each. After the first drink me and Sean just wanted Pepsi which was priced at a very reasonable £1 for two glasses.

The Rooftop bar at foot dunlop
An obligatory selfie on the roof
Standing at the back of the spa cinema. Multiple hot tubs can be seen in front of the outdoor cinema screen

We relaxed on the bean bags for around an hour drinking our drinks and watching the sunset whilst planes flew over head. It was such a nice relaxing evening and a brilliant way to finish off the bank holiday weekend. 

At around half 8 we headed to the other side of the roof to find our hot tub and settle down for the night. We were given a hot tub near the screen and were asked if we would like any glow sticks, of course the answer was yes. The heat on our hot tub was turned up and we dived in. I was really surprised at just how warm the hot tub actually was and I was quite relieved to get in and out of the breeze. We played around with the settings for a while, turning on the bubbles and changing the colour of the light in the hot tub. Although everyone was in their beachwear there was a very relaxing non judgmental vibe which was nice as I was a little but nervous as I didn't feel even slightly bikini ready. 

The inflatable shark inside our hot tub
a selfie in the hot tub. My lips are stained blue after drinking a slush puppy
a close up shot of the bubbles in our hot tub

Before long the sun was setting and the film was starting. I can't explain the feeling but it just felt like such a luxury event, watching a film in a hot tub on the roof as the sun went down. As we settled in for the night were asked if we wanted any drinks which would be brought over to us as and when we asked for them. We were asked regularly if we needed anything which was nice as we didn't really want to leave the warmth of the hot tub. Later in the night we were even asked if we wanted pizza as they were putting in an order at Domino's. We didn't fancy it but lots of others enjoyed their glamours hot tub pizza.

a view of the cinema screen from our hot tub
the cinema screen as the film was playing
another shot of the cinema screen as the film was showing

Sean loved the film, it wasn't really to my taste, I would have preferred a little chick flick but that wouldn't have really gone with the theme at all. I think something like this would be such a good thing to do for a birthday or even a romantic anniversary. We both had a really good night and would love to go to another event like this again if it was to ever return to Birmingham. Thanks to everyone at Fort Dunlop for such a good evening!

Have you guys ever been to a hot tub cinema event? Would you ever go to one?

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  1. OMG, this looks só much fun!

    1. It really was! If you ever get chance to go to one you should so go! x


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