Summer Screens

Published: 12 Jul 2012 09:300 comments

SUMMER is here (well, it's peeking out between the clouds, anyway) and what better way to celebrate than by watching some truly brilliant films outside in the fresh air?

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From dream teen movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, to the dark fantasy of Pan's Labryinth, the cult epic that is The Big Lebowski, iconic romance Dirty Dancing or modern black and white classic The Artist, there is something for everyone on Summer Screens' 2012 outdoor cinema bill at Caversham Court Gardens, Reading.

Phil Cottle from Summer Screens told us: "The films are selected to try to offer a balanced programme with something for everyone.

"We pick films that lots of people will never have seen on a cinema screen. Pan's Labyrinth is a good example of a film that's popularity grew after it had been in the cinema and lots of people have only seen it on their TVs, let alone on a cinema screen, outdoors after dark.

"2001 A Space Odyssey is another true classic that was in cinemas 35 years ago, so this is a rare chance for fans to see it in HD and on the big screen.

"We offer a more relaxed environ-ment than a standard cinema. Everyone can come down before the films and have a couple of drinks in a beautiful garden by the river as the sun goes down, and then watch a great, classic film with a group of like-minded film fans."

Audiences can watch the films from retro deckchairs costing £8/£10 to hire or comfy giant beanbags at £25 for two people.

Traditional movie theatre snacks like hotdogs will be on offer, as well as a licensed bar - so fans can enjoy a White Russian while watching The Big Lebowski, or something a bit more sophisticated while snuggling down for Breakfast At Tiffany's.

The season begins on Thursday, July 26, with The Artist (PG). Visit www.summerscreens.co.uk visit www.readingarts.com or call 0118 960 6060.

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