Film classics by the river with Summer Screens
July 20, 2012
It would appear that summer has decided to bypass England this year. For the past month the entire country has been in a state of soggy disbelief, finding it hard to believe that the weather is this bad in July.
But although the rain drops may be splashing in their millions it doesn’t mean that all our summer plans have to be rained off.
Summer Screens is determined not to let the damp weather ruin our fun and it’s released a brilliant programme of films to entertain movie fans.
With its huge cinema screen set up in Caversham Court Gardens, the movie company is pushing ahead to bring unique outdoor cinema to Reading – whatever the weather.
“Opening the season on Thursday, July 26, is a very special screening of the biggest film of the past 12 months, The Artist, starring George, Peppy and that dog,” says Phil Cottle, organiser of Summer Screens.
“Universal Studios have only approved a handful of outdoor screenings of The Artist this year, with the only other UK ones happening in Kew Gardens and Opera Holland Park, so we are very lucky to have one in Berkshire and it’s sure to be a special night down by the river.”
Throughout July, August and September, Summer Screens will be bringing old classics and modern favourites to the big screen.
Chic flick favourite Dirty Dancing will be tangoing on to the screen, followed by Audrey Hepburn classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s in August.
Other films showing throughout the summer include The Lost Boys, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Pan’s Labryinth, and The Graduate.
“There’s going to be a full moon screening of An American Werewolf in London for the lunar carnivores out there as well,” said Phil.
“Summer Screens are also working on a few surprises for the Caversham events, as well as one or two very special screenings elsewhere, details of which will be released very soon.”
Cinema-goers can choose between a double giant bean bag for £25 for two, or a deckchair for £10. There is also a licensed bar on site with draught ales from the Loddon Brewery and cinema food including popcorn and chocolate.
Although organisers will be hoping for sunshine, if this English monsoon continues they will be encouraging visitors to don their waterproofs and go along anyway.
After all we cannot let the rain ruin all our summer fun!
We’ve got two pairs of tickets to Summer Screens up for grabs.
To win either a pair of tickets to Dirty Dancing or The Artist answer the following question:
Which Audrey Hepburn film will Summer Screens be showing this summer?
1) Breakfast at Tiffany’s
2) My Fair Lady
To answer send your name, address, contact telephone number and answer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please specify on your entry whether you would rather see The Artist or Dirty Dancing. Closing date for entries is Monday, July 23.
What's on this summer:
Thursday, July 26 – The Artist
Friday, July 27 – Dirty Dancing
Thursday, August 2 – Pan’s Labryinth
Friday, August 3 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Thursday, August 9 – 2001 A Space Odyssey
Friday, August 10 – The Lost Boys
Thursday, August 16 –
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Thursday, September 6 – The Graduate
Friday, September 7 – The Goonies
Thursday, September 13 – Cinema Paradiso
Friday, September 14 – Back to the Future