Opening of Despicable Discs in honor of Minions: Rise of Gru – Film news |


A vinyl swap shop opens in London in honor of “Minions: The Rise of Gru”.

The latest installment in the animated franchise will see the super villain (Steve Carell) and his lovable yellow sidekicks head to the psychedelic 1970s, and to celebrate the film, Despicable Discs opens in Soho on June 18.

Visitors will be encouraged to swap their record relics for gems from the 1950s to 1970s, with any records donated to the pop-up store being sent to Oxfam, where they will be sold to raise money for the charity.

And that’s not all, as guests will be invited to explore hidden rooms and participate in daily challenges and photo ops to share.

DJs will be present to liven up the atmosphere and a Swizzels wheel of fortune will ensure that each guest leaves with a bag of sweet surprises.

To access the pop-up and to register for all activities, go to EventBrite at The site lists the full opening schedule along with information on how to book your visit and full terms and conditions. A limited number of walk-in visits will be allowed each day.

Meanwhile, Steve recently explained that he likes being involved with the franchise because it doesn’t disparage its young viewers.

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 ‘The Office’ actor also revealed the origin of Gru’s voice and says he adopted her because she made his children laugh.

Steve explained, “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 of this?’ And they’re like, ‘This is the one, do this.'”

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” will be released on July 1 after being delayed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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