One of the best things in life has to be enjoying a fabulous film framed by a backdrop of stars, surrounded by the horticultural heaven of the Holburne Museum’s grounds.
This July, The Little Theatre Cinema goes free-range, as we bring three terrific films to a huge screen set under the summer firmament. What’s more, the Holburne’s gorgeous café will be open, serving food, soft drinks and alcoholic refreshment to boot.
Screenings will take place around 9.00, or as soon as it becomes dark. You are invited to arrive early, relax and enjoy a drink in the beautiful surroundings. Gates will open at 7.00.
Venue: The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB.
Friday 3 July, 9.00
Director: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss. USA 1975. 124 mins.
Don’t go in the water! The peaceful resort town of Amity, Massachusetts has always depended on its thriving summer tourist trade to get through the lean winter months. So when a swimmer is killed by a great white shark, Sheriff Brody faces much opposition to his suggestion of closing the beaches just before the 4th of July weekend…
Contains moderate threat and occasional gory moments
Saturday 4 July, 9.00
Director: Wes Anderson. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Jude Law, Bill Murray. USA/Germany/UK 2014. 100 mins.
Boasting a typically starry cast, the most recent film from writer-director Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom) centres on the titular hotel, its savvy concierge (Fiennes), his lobby boy, and their frantic adventures following the bequest of a priceless painting. Glorious fun.
Sunday 5 July, 9.00
Some Like It Hot (U)
Director: Billy Wilder. Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. USA 1959. 121 mins.
One of Wilder’s funniest comedies. Curtis and Lemmon play jazz musicians on the run after witnessing the St Valentine’s Day massacre, masquerading in drag as members of an all-girl band to escape the clutches of Chicago mobster George Raft.