Thursday, 31 July 2008

Outdoor movies

Drive-ins never really made it to the UK, and it remains one moviegoing experience I've yet to sample. But watching a movie outdoors, with a rapt and eager crowd, can be a glorious thing. I've enjoyed several open air cinemas over the years — in Locarno, Spain, and even here in the UK.
The Film4 Summer Screen season at Somerset House in London has become a welcome fixture on the movie calendar and kicks off tonight with a People's Premiere of Hellboy II: The Golden Army. I shall be there. And I'm hoping it doesn't rain.

4 comments:

Gerard said...

Happy HB'ing!

Mark Salisbury said...

Ta!

Schmid4Brains said...

drive-ins are fantastic. i have one about a half hour from me that's pretty good. if you're ever state-side and in the NYC area, see if you can plan some time, THIS SITE seems to have the most UTD list of active drive-ins in NY State with their websites (if applicable). The one in Warwick is near me, so give a hollah (via emails) if you want to hang out with someone you don't know and posts long, rambling comments on your blog.

ps: drive-ins are usually double features. w00t!

Mark Salisbury said...

Thanks for the info. Will give that site a look.

Not sure when I'm coming Stateside again but if it's NYC I'll give you a shout.

I love double features. One day I'm going to have to draw up a list of my favourites...