Open air screening of ‘Pride & Prejudice’ at Basildon Park
September 15, 2009
Visit the jewel in the crown of Berkshire’s countryside this weekend and witness the romantic entanglements of two of our most famous literary female figures.
Basildon Park, a sumptuous eighteenth-century house and park, opens its gates for a special outdoor screening of ‘Pride & Prejudice’ on Saturday.
This star-studded adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel stars not only Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, but Basildon Park itself, which plays the part of Mr Bingley’s Netherfield.
‘If I can see but one of my daughters happily settled at Netherfield’, Mrs Bennet declares, and she has every reason to be impressed with the stunning mansion, which provides a suitably grand residence for Mr Bingley, ‘a young man of four or five thousand a year.’
‘Pride & Prejudice’ is a timeless love story that reveals Austen’s wit, satire and humour at their very best. The wonderful film photography, stunning locations, costumes and musical score turned the film into an instant success when it was released in 2005.
Bring picnics, rugs or low-backed chairs and settle down on the manicured lawns of this picturesque garden for a delightful evening of entertainment. Tickets cost £7 and you can book tickets in advance on 0844 249 1895. Gates open 6.30pm and films run from 8-10pm. Tickets will also be available on the gate.