All this summer our friends at The Screen on the Green will be hosting a series of outdoor screenings across the country at some beautiful locations, from parks to historic castles, to manor houses. Audiences can watch films from old classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s to recent hits like Twilight on a huge inflated screen, and ticket buyers are encouraged to bring along their own picnic (although refreshments are available during the films interval.) We were lucky enough to get tickets to one of their sold out Dulwich park screenings last year, of the classic Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and it was the highlight of the cinematic year for us so we really recommend you book now!
In London the four screen on the green venues are Dulwich Park, The Horniman Museum, Roundwood Park and Queens Park. But don’t despair if your outside London there are plenty of other venues in Surrey and Kent – for a full list please see the website here. This is also the first year that The Screen on the Green are partnering up with London’s fabulous Lexi cinema to present a series of extra special summer screenings, that will also feature live performance and amazing décor. Tickets for all the screenings are £8.50 for adults, and £4.00 for children and are available on The Screen on the Green website, but here are our top picks of the series;
Life of Brian
Have you ever watched a film at a roman fort? Here’s your chance; this Friday, the 6th August, The Screen on the Green will be showing Monty Python’s Life of Brian at the historic Roman site of Richborough Castle in Sandwich, Kent. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts when the sun sets!
Screened in the lovely setting of South London’s Dulwich Park The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the perfect film to watch outdoors. This special event will have a guest appearance from the films writer, Richard O’Brien so is not to be missed. The screening is on Saturday 7th August and the doors open at 7.30pm with the film starting at approximately 8:15pm.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Gatton Park is a picturesque park parkland near Reigate with stunning views of Edwardian gardens and a lake, a great backdrop to the brilliant Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In addition the screening will have an exclusive video introduction from its star Mickey Rooney. The screening is on Monday 23rd August with doors opening at 7.30pm and the film starting at approximately 8:15pm.
Priory Park in Reigate is a beautiful setting for some outdoor cinema and this screening is must for Twi-hards. What better way to watch Robert Pattinson et al than surrounded by woodland! The screening is on Monday 30th August with doors opening at 7pm and the fun begins when the sun sets!