The incredibly popular season of open air cinema screenings known as Moonlight Flicks returns to Chester this summer and the line-up of movies to be shown has just been revealed.
The screenings will take place at Chester’s Roman Garden from July 5-August 27 with more than 35 screenings of nine different films, five evenings a week.
The season is programmed by Storyhouse, the city based arts organisation who will run the cultural centre of the same name, currently under construction on Northgate Street in the former Odeon building.
Thousands of moviegoers can enjoy the season as organisers announce a line-up with everything from 80s classic Dirty Dancing to post-apocalyptic sci-fi Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Also featured in the bill is animated Oscar winner Inside Out, cult hit of 2015 Birdman, romantic drama Brooklyn, iconic road movie Thelma and Louise, tear jerker The Artist, all-time rom-com classic The Philadelphia Story and action adventure Jurassic World.
Alex Clifton, artistic director of Storyhouse, said: “Moonlight Flicks has quickly established itself as a firm favourite in the borough’s summer event calendar. It’s one of those wonderful events that welcomes a real cross section of audiences. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming movie-goers to the charming Roman Gardens once again.’
As in previous years Moonlight Flicks will use wireless headphones to ensure maximum sound quality. Based on last year’s successful season it is expected that more than 5,000 people will attend the popular outdoor cinema.
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When it opens later in the year Storyhouse will have multiple film screenings a day from its unique ‘lightbox’ cinema structure.
Movies are screened from dusk but times vary. To book and find out more visit storyhouse.com.
The full list of screenings is as follows:
Tuesday, July 5 - Brooklyn, 8.45pm
Wednesday, July 6 - Birdman, 8.45pm
Thursday, July 7 - The Philadelphia Story, 8.45pm
Friday, July 8 - Dirty Dancing, 8.45pm
Saturday, July 9 - Mad Max: Fury Road, 8.45pm
Tuesday, July 12 - The Philadelphia Story, 8.45pm
Wednesday, July 13 - Mad Max: Fury Road, 8.45pm
Thursday, July 14 - Dirty Dancing, 8.45pm
Friday, July 15 - Brooklyn, 8.45pm
Saturday, July 16 - Birdman, 8.45pm
Tuesday, July 19 - Dirty Dancing, 8.30pm
Wednesday, July 20 - Dirty Dancing, 8.30pm
Thursday, July 21 - Birdman, 8.30pm
Friday, July 2 - Mad Max: Fury Road, 8.30pm
Saturday, July 23 - Brooklyn, 8.30pm
Wednesday, July 27 - Thelma & Louise, 8.30pm
Thursday, July 28 - Brooklyn, 8.30pm
Friday, July 29 - Jurassic World, 8.30pm
Saturday, July 30 - Dirty Dancing, 8.30pm
Tuesday, August 2 - Thelma & Louise, 8.15pm
Wednesday, August 3 - Mad Max: Fury Road, 8.15pm
Thursday, August 4 - Inside Out, 8.15pm
Friday, August 5 - Birdman, 8.15pm
Saturday, August 6 - The Artist, 8.15pm
Tuesday, August 9 - The Artist, 8pm
Thursday, August 11 - Mad Max: Fury Road, 8pm
Friday, August 12 - The Philadelphia Story, 8pm
Saturday, August 13 - Jurassic World, 8pm
Wednesday, August 17 - Birdman, 7.45pm
Thursday, August 18 - Jurassic World, 7.45pm
Friday, August 19 - Dirty Dancing, 7.45pm
Saturday, August 20 - Inside Out, 7.45pm
Tuesday, August 23 - Inside Out, 7.30pm
Wednesday, August 24 - The Artist, 7.30pm
Friday, August 26 - Jurassic World, 7.30pm
Saturday, August 27 - Dirty Dancing, 7.30pm