Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Invite Fans To Join The Fun With A Unique Pokémon DETECTIVE PIKACHU Pop-Up Experience
OPENING IN LONDON IN ADVANCE OF THE FILM’S MUCH-ANTICIPATED UK RELEASE
Two floor pop-up event, celebrating the world of the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, to open in Covent Garden May 3
Featuring a Detective Pikachu-inspired lounge with coffee bar serving yellow bubble tea and themed coffees, interactive photo opportunities and yellow furry walls
Includes a stunning neon space inspired by the movie’s Ryme City setting, with karaoke booths and nail art stations by WAH Nails (@wahnails)
Plenty of hands-on activities including Detective Pikachu cupcake icing with Kim-Joy (@kimjoyskitchen), recharge yoga sessions with Frame (@moveyourframe), Psyduck-inspired head and shoulder massages with My Beauty Squad (@mybeautysquad) and Mr. Mime-inspired miming workshops with Electric Cabaret
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures invite audiences to enjoy the sights, sounds fun and flavours of the POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU Pop-up when it opens its doors in London next month ahead of the first-ever live-action Pokémon film, the comedy adventure “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu,” in theatres in the UK on Friday 10th May 2019.
The pop-up opens to the public on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May, following celebrity and media previews and is a short walk away from Covent Garden tube station.
The ground floor, inspired by world-class private eye Detective Pikachu, offers numerous fun photo opportunities alongside bright yellow walls. As Detective Pikachu loves coffee to recharge and focus his sleuthing skills, fans can enjoy Detective Pikachu-printed coffee and hot chocolate drinks, yellow turmeric lattes or yellow bubble tea at the coffee bar.
The basement space reflects the neon noir style of the movie’s fictional Ryme City, where all the action takes place. Here, visitors can channel their inner Jigglypuff in interactive karaoke booths and visit nail art stands by WAH Nails for a look inspired by the vibrant colours of the film.
The pop-up’s unique activities and opportunities will also include workshops touching on various themes and moments from the film, including recharge yoga with Frame (@moveyourframe), Detective Pikachu cupcake icing with Kim-Joy (@kimjoyskitchen), Psyduck-inspired relaxation head and shoulder massages with My Beauty Squad (@mybeautysquad), and – for the really adventurous – Mr. Mime-inspired miming classes with Electric Cabaret. Spaces in these workshops will be free of charge but ticketed. Visit Warner Bros. for details.
POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU POP-UP OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY MAY 3 AND SATURDAY MAY 4, WITH EXCLUSIVE MEDIA AND VIP PREVIEWS ON THURSDAY MAY 2
ABOUT “POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu”
The world of Pokémon comes to life! “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience a Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique traits and personality. When ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, his son Tim wants to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Detective Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Rita Ora, with Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy. The film is directed by Rob Letterman, from a screenplay by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly, story by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Nicole Perlman, based on the “Detective Pikachu” video game developed by Creatures Inc. It is produced by Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Hidenaga Katakami and Don McGowan; with executive producers Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Ali Mendes, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Kenji Okubo, Toshio Miyahara, Hiro Matsuoka, Koji Ueda. Music is by Henry Jackman. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures Production in association with Toho Co., Ltd, a Rob Letterman Film. It will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Co., Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.