One of the most anticipated events on Exeter’s cultural calendar, Big Screen in the Park -which takes place from Wednesday, August 14 to Saturday, August 17 in Northernhay Gardens â€“ invites everyone to sit back and enjoy films al fresco on a big 10m screen with an illuminated cathedral city as a stunning backdrop.
Showing a different film over four nights with street food vendors, a cocktail caravan and film-themed activities, Big Screen in the Park offers a chance to see new releases and cult classics like never before.
All screenings take place in Northernhay Gardens, Exeter. Gates open at 7.30pm and films start at approx. 9pm. Tickets are £3
This year’s Big Screen in the Park is sponsored by Pyne & Lyon Property Consultants and Kitsons Solicitors.
James Cross, Managing Partner of Kitsons, said: “Kitsons are very pleased to once again sponsor this year’s Big Screen in the Park. We are keen to put something back into the community and in particular to support the Exeter Phoenix which provides such valuable facilities and services to the arts in the city and beyond.”
And Rachael Hodnett of Pyne & Lyon Property Consultants told D&CFilm: “We are delighted to support Big Screen in the Park. What better way to spend a warm summer’s evening than watching a great line up of movies in the open air with friends and family.”
This year’s films are:
The Goonies (PG)
Wed 14 Aug 2013â€¨USA, 1985, 114 mins. Dir. Richard Donnerâ€¨Seven reject kids believe they have the key to pirate legend One-Eyed Willie and his hidden treasure. As they race to locate the loot they must battle villainous crooks, dusty skeletons, booby traps and greedy developers who want to knock down their home.
Thu 15 Aug 2013â€¨UK/USA, 2012, 143 mins. Dir. Sam Mendes
Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s Bond 007. Styled for big screen viewing this is a smart and sexy action-packed thriller.
Life of Pi (PG)
Fri 16 Aug 2013
USA/Taiwan, 2012, 127 mins. Dir. Ang Lee
A truly visual masterpiece bringing the unforgettable magic of Yann Martel’s booker prize novel to life.
The Great Gatsby (12a)
Australia/USA, 2013, 143 mins. Dir. Baz Luhrmann
Experience the glitz and the glamour of 1920â€²s Manhattan in Luhrmann’s big screen adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s exemplary novel.<
Tickets are available in advance from www.exeterphoenix.org.uk / 01392 667080 / Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS
Gates open at 7.30pm and screenings will start at approx. 9pm.