There’s not much better than watching a classic film with friends, except that is watching it in the grounds of the stunning Somerset House with a picnic on a, hopefully, warm evening. All of this will be possible once again, as the Film4 Summer Screen returns to the impressive location overlooking the Thames.
For two weeks from August 9th to 22nd, the capital’s biggest screen will be a reason for friends to get together and enjoy some of their favourite films. One of the ultimate highlights is sure to be the double bill of Labyrinth, followed by The Wizard of Oz on August 11th.
If you like things a little bit more edge-of-your-seat, then be sure to book tickets for August 18th, when Total Recall and A Nightmare on Elm Street share the bill. Anyone who hasn’t seen these classics should certainly take the opportunity to see how they have stood the test of time.
It’s not just about classic films at this year’s Summer Screen, however, as there will also be some new releases too. The Wife will be premiered in the UK on the first night of the festival and will see star Glenn Close introduce the movie, alongside director Bjorn Runge.
Not brand new, but still fairly recent is Call Me By Your Name, which was released last year. This romantic drama bagged itself an Academy Award and will be screened at Somerset House on August 20th.
Doors for all events open at 6.30pm, giving you plenty of time to find a good spot and set up your blankets and picnic. DJ sets inspired by the feature begin at 6.45pm, followed by the film at 9pm.
There’s always a great atmosphere, so it’s worth getting to Somerset House early to take advantage of all that’s going on. If you don’t fancy bringing your own picnic, then there will also be food and drink stands on site to purchase refreshments.
Tickets for the Summer Screen are priced between £19.75 and £26.75. It’s imperative that they are booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Head over to the website to secure your spot now.
Make sure that everyone is transported to the venue with minimum hassle by booking a coach. That way you won’t need to navigate public transport and will be able to get home quickly after an exciting evening.
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