Outdoor cinema coming to Cornwall this summer
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
Outdoor cinemas are popping up all across Cornwall over the summer holidays, some of them close to our hotel and restaurant in Golant. Weather permitting, outdoor cinemas are a lot of fun, and there is something especially romantic about watching a film out under the stars.
Films like Jaws and Dirty Dancing, as well as family friendly Big Hero 6 are to be shown in events that will include live music, food and drink and more, and encourage the film-fans to dress up if they want.
Cornwall is not the only place to be hosting outdoor cinemas over the summer, with many places across the country jumping at the opportunity to host outdoor cinema events that the whole family can enjoy. A great community event, the outdoor cinemas are a great chance to watch a classic film.
If you are interested in attending one of these events, take a look below at what films are showing where and when - and remember to bring a few blankets to sit on and keep warm!
Thursday, August 4, Top Gun will be shown at St Ewe Village Hall near St Austell in aid of the village hall. On Tuesday August 9, The Perfect Storm will be shown on board the King Harry Ferry at Feock near Truro. Based on a true story, a boat is a fitting setting for this film which stars George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.
Also on August 9, Pengenna Manor near Wadebridge will be showing Big Hero 6, the hit Disney film. It will be a night to remember, sitting in 300 acres of Cornish countryside and refreshments like ice cream and popcorn will be served. On Wednesday, August 10, Jurassic Park is to shown at Carn Marth Amphitheatre near Lanner, with a Cornwall Wildlife Trust expert and Cornish Edible Insects as special guests. The wild mining countryside will be the perfect place to watch this dinosaur thriller.
At Carlyon Beach near St Austell and our hotel and restaurant in Golant, the films showing at the outdoor cinema are taking on a watery theme. On Friday August 19, it's Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, on Saturday August 20, Jaws and Sunday August 21 the surf thriller Point Break. Skyscape Cinema helped to organise the event and will corner off the west end of the beach and have deckchairs set out. A bar is also going to be provided.
Thursday, August 25, The Rocky Horror Picture Show cult classic will be arriving at Porthluney Beach, Caerhays. A fun song and dance, expect to see everyone up on their feet doing the Time Warp along with the film.
Cornish film Brown Willy, described as Cornwall's answer to Withnail and I, will have special showings on Tuesday August 30 at Penlee Park, Penzance and on Friday, September 23 at Carn Marth, Lanner.
The last two outdoor cinema events of the summer will take on a romantic feel, with musical Grease being shown at Pengenna Manor on Tuesday September 13, and Dirty Dancing at Headland Hotel, Newquay on Sunday, September 25. Both events will have a bar, ice cream and cocktails, as well as a chance to hire deck chairs, so you can get comfy watching these classics.
Photo by: Christian Kremer