Cinema City presents a series of outdoor screenings in the Plantation Garden on Earlham Road, Norwich.
We bring Eight terrific films to a huge screen in Norwich’s beautiful secret garden. The Grade II English Heritage-registered Plantation Garden will be our unique, idyllic open-air auditorium, perfect for watching a movie under the stars.
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 Plantation Garden, 4 Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 3DB.
Thursday 21 July, 9.00
Director: Bruce Robinson. Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann UK 1987. 107 mins.
The finest cult comedy known to humanity! Fed up with London, two ‘resting’ (i.e. unemployed) actors – a drifter (McGann) and his outrageous flatmate Withnail (Grant) – embark on a weekend in the countryside that soon turns into a hilarious disaster, especially when Withnail’s terrible Uncle Monty (Griffiths) turns up. Screening in a newly restored version that returns the look of the original 35mm print.
Friday 22 July, 9.00
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Michael J. Fox Christopher Lloyd USA 1985. 116 mins.
Accidentally zapped back into the 1950s, Marty McFly (Fox) inadvertently interferes with the budding romance of his now-teenaged parents. Our hero must reunite his parents-to-be, lest he ceases to exist in the 1980s.
Saturday 23 July, 9.00
Director: Emile Ardolino. Starring: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze. USA 1987. 100 mins.
Nobody puts Baby in a corner! In this rock ’n’ roll treat, teenager Baby Houseman goes on holiday with her parents and gets swept off her feet by a dance instructor.
Contains moderate sex references.
Sunday 24 July, 9.00
Director: Michael Curtiz. USA 1942. 102 mins.
They had a date with fate in Casablanca… Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as old flames caught in a love triangle and political intrigue during WWII, Casablanca has lost none of its excitement, drama or comedy, and ranks among the most romantic films of all time.
Director:Terry Jones. Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin USA 1975. 94 mins.
Monty Python’s delirious send-up of the New Testament is a sustained cult classic that is frequently argued as the funniest film ever made. LIFE OF BRIAN is Monty Python’s achingly funny take on religious belief in general, Roman history, and the muddled and uncertain origins of what really is “gospel truth” — all wrapped up in a parody of bloated Biblical epics.
Friday 19 Aug, 8.30
Director: Rob Reiner. Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest. USA 1987. 99 mins.
Rob Reiner’s classic fairy tale with a healthy dose of tongue-in-cheek humour, THE PRINCESS BRIDE remains as fresh and as entertaining today as when it was first released.
Saturday 20 Aug, 8.30pm
Director: J. J. Abrams. Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver. USA 2015. 136 mins.
Set three decades after Return Of The Jedi, The Force Awakens sees the return of stars including Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, as well as new characters, stunning special effects and emotionally powerful storylines. A thrilling new episode in one of cinema’s most enduring epics.
Contains moderate violence and threat.
Sunday 21 August, 8.30pm
Director: Richard Donner. Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen. 114 mins.
Lively fantasy adventure, produced by Spielberg from his own story in which a gang of kids discover a pirate map and embark on a suitably perilous search for buried treasure. With spectacular thrills and effects.