The Winter Wonderland Outdoor Private Cinema at the Berkeley is an intimate experience that melds après-ski elements with the screening of winter classics (e.g., A Miracle on 34th Street and...Bridget Jones' Diary?). A modest L-shaped sofa strewn with snuggly Moncler blankets and hot water bottles is where cinemagoers take in the evening's flick, sipping on home-made hot chocolate and mince pies rather than greasy nachos. We're sure popcorn and your pick-a-mix (translation for Americans: a candy confectionery and ubiquitous presence in British movie theatres) selection of choice can be arranged per request.
Christmas trees and lanterns adorn the rooftop cinema, which seems to only seat four comfortably. The operative word here is "private," after all. Access is limited—and complimentary—to guests during its run through January 31st. Even with those high-powered heat lamps the swank hotel can't do anything to ward off the rain, so keep in mind that its availability is weather permitting.
[Photo: The Berkeley]