The Big Screen in the Park 2012
Exeter’s Open Air Cinema
15-18 Aug in Northernhay Gardens
One of the most anticipated events on Exeter’s cultural calendar, Kitsons’ Big Screen in the Park invites locals and holiday-makers 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 and with picnic baskets, coffee bikes and a cider bar on offer, Kitsons’ Big Screen in the Park offers a chance to see new releases and cult classics like never before.
This year’s films are...
Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
Wed 15 Aug approx 9pm, £3
USA, 1981, 115 mins, Dir Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Paul Freeman.
Indiana Jones in his greatest adventure as he confronts snakes, Nazis and battles his way in a quest to retrieve the legendary lost Ark of the Covenant. A thrilling family favourite.
The Lost Boys (15)
Thur 16 Aug approx 9pm, £3
USA, 1987, 97 mins, Dir Joel Schumacher. With Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.
Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a Vampire.
Thelma & Louise (15)
Fri 17 Aug, approx 9pm, £3
USA, France, 1991, 130 mins, Dir Ridley Scott. With Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel and Brad Pitt.
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis turn in Oscar-nominated performances as best friends on a desperate flight across the American Southwest after a tragic incident at a roadside bar. Their journey alternates between a hilarious, high-octane joy ride and an empowering personal odyssey… even as the law closes in.
Sat 18 Aug, approx 9pm, £3
USA, 2012, 124 mins, Dir Ridley Scott. With Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Chalize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce
Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe.
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.
Picnics for 2 people are just £15 (or £25 with wine). For more information and to order, call 01392 667080.