Pop-up vinyl swap-shop opens in London
The Soho-based 70s-inspired record store has launched to celebrate the cinematic release of “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” which hits screens on July 1.
DJ Woody Cook was on deck at the official launch party on Thursday night (6/16/22), while ‘Dancing On Ice’ skater Regan Gascoigne took to the dance floor alongside the ‘Game of Thrones’ star “Laura Pradelska and YouTubers Harvey and Max Mills.
The store will officially open to the public on Saturday (18.06.22) for a week, where visitors can swap their own records for groovy gems from the 50s, 60s and 70s. All records donated to the pop-up store will be sent to Oxfam, where they will be sold to raise funds for charity.
Guests will also be able to explore hidden rooms, participate in daily challenges and take photos.
Actor Steve Carell recently opened up about why he loves being involved in the movies and where Gru’s voice comes from.
He said: “They’re really good movies. They’re also not condescending to children, and that’s one of the reasons I signed on to do them.
“When I read the first script and saw all the artwork, I thought to myself, there’s a little danger here, and the kids love it – not too much, but just enough to be exciting and new and different, it had a different tone to it.
“The reason I’m doing this voice is because it’s the voice that made my kids laugh. When I walked in before I did my first recording. I said, ‘Hey, guys, ( voice of Gru) what do you think?’ And they’re like, ‘This is the one, do this.'”