Phoenix Picturehouse presents a series of outdoor screenings in Oxford. We’re bringing three fantastic films to a huge screen at the Ashmolean museum . Join us for this unique rooftop event.
Screenings will take place around 9.00, or as soon as it becomes dark. Arrive early to enjoy the last of the evening sun and take time to discover a complimentary Leffe with some great food pairings.
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH]
Friday 5 August, 8.45
Director: David Lean. Starring: Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson, Stanley Holloway. UK 1945. 86 mins.
Directed by the great David Lean (Lawrence Of Arabia) and based upon the play Still Life by Noel Coward, Brief Encounter is one of the genuine romantic classics of British cinema. Bored with the security of married life, Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) visits town once a week to shop and catch a film matinee. On one such excursion, she accidentally meets Dr Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard) in a rail station waiting room. Capturing the imagination of an entire generation, Howard and Johnson give two touchingly underplayed performances as the ill-fated, would-be lovers and director David Lean offers one of his finest ever films.
Saturday 6 August, 8.45
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 7 August, 8.45
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
Terms And Conditions: No Members’ free tickets. No dogs. No smoking. Pop-Up is a fully licensed event; strictly no outside alcohol is permitted at any site. Some sites are also catered (check descriptions when booking) where no outside food is permitted either. Screenings take place in the open (except SuA which is under a marquee) and no seating is provided. Cardboard Bum Box seating will be available for purchase or your own seating must not restrict viewing of others. Entry is on presentation of a booking reference code, e-ticket or printed ticket. Only if a film is cancelled or terminated due to bad weather or other instances of force majeure will refunds be made; in this event we will endeavour to contact all ticket holders as soon as possible. Picturehouse Terms of Admission apply.