Four Outdoor Screenings on the trot
On Friday night the small screen was assembled at Kings College, London in a newly built courtyard surrounded by student halls. A very urban space that really lent itself to an outdoor screening. We saw around 100 students attend to watch the Guardians of the Galaxy. The weather was extremely mild which made the screening more enjoyable for all.
Saturday saw us take our second visit to the Cinema Sleepover Club located just outside Potters Bar. Both the small screen and large screen were put in place for two films to be shown. The small screen was located inside a blacked out marquee to allow the first film, Pulp Fiction, to start at around 6pm. The large inflatable screen was inflated on the opposite side of the field for the later showing of the mind twisting Fight Club. Attendance was up on our previous visit and we wish this emerging event the best for the future.
Having set up in Hertford during the day we joined the bank holiday weekend traffic to make it over to the second screening situated on a farm in the beautiful Hereford countryside. This was our second outing assisting another emerging event organiser; Open Air Film and Chill in a different location. The film however was the same and of course Grease never ceases to be a crowd pleaser. Sausages and cider produced on the farm were available to buy and the humid weather made for a pleasant outdoor experience for the audience.
A fantastic location awaited us at The Lighter Inn, Topsham, Devon where the big outdoor screen was put up on the quay. The sun warmed many keen event goers as well as us as we battled with an onshore wind to get the screen anchored correctly. This charity event was organised by the owners of the Lighter Inn and offered burgers and curry as well as an outdoor bar to the estimated 600 strong audience who came along to watch Beatle Juice. At 27 years old I believe it is one of the oldest films we have screened so far this season and by far one of the strangest. With the prospect of more events at the Lighter Inn as well as other stunning locations they have in mind around the county we very much look forward to working with them again in the future.