Portsmouth Film Sunday Sunset Outdoor Cinema 2017 came back!
A superior film watching experience that transcends with the musicals and outdoor settings
After seven years, Portsmouth Film Society is again presenting open-air screenings, featuring musicals, comedies, science fiction, adult films and family films. Among the highlights will a screening of A Clockwork Orange will be screen at Eldon Building’s Courtyard, University of Portsmouth. Three of this summer’s musicals (the original Willy Wonka, The Sound of Music, and West Side Story) will have live vocals added by students of The Fine Voice Academy www.finevoice.co.uk
The PFS coordinator Aysegul Epengin said:
“We are proud to provide these events in Southsea on the seafront. Our recently acquired large inflatable “Airscreen” screen allows us to show films for up to 500 people. We are a voluntary group and non-profit organisation. It is a shame we have to postpone the screening of Tommy till September because South Parade Pier’s court decision will not come till the end of the June. We hope our audience is patient and can wait little bit more. We do not have a sponsor for our events but some very good support from local organisations, and our costs are high, so a big “thank you” to the people that have bought tickets in advance, especially local residents who are keenly awaiting our Canoe Lake screenings.’’
Friday 2 June – St Thomas’ Cathedral 9.30 pm
Star Trek III – The Search for Spock (1984)
An outer space search that turns into a romp, dealing with obstructive and malign Klingons along the way. The film is the third feature film of the Star Trek science fiction franchise and is the centre of a three-film story arc that begins with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and concludes with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Dr Lincoln Geraghty from the University of Portsmouth, expert on Star Trek fans and American culture, will introduce the movie.
Friday 23 June – Eldon Building Courtyard 9.30 pm
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Based on Anthony Burgess’s classic novel, and homing in on the debate about the value of free will vs social control. Malcolm McDowell plays Alex, expressing himself through violence. An eventful film from Stanley Kubrick, with an electronic score by Wendy Carlos, previously of ‘Switched-on Bach’ fame.
Friday 30 June – Bandstand 9.30 pm
The Sound of Music (1965)
A tuneful, heart-warming story will be screened in the Band Stand. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest film musical hit, featuring nuns, Nazis and the singing Von Trapp family. Well-crafted, and great to sing along to. Additionally, The Fine Voice Academy will sing a medley of SoM favourites such as ‘So Long, Farewell…’ and ‘Edelweis’. We invite audience to come with nun costumes.
Friday 7 July – Drive-in screening, D-Day Car Park 9.30 pm
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
The Three Wise Men go to the wrong manger, thus foisting upon Brian Cohen a role for which he is eminently unprepared. The celebrated alternative biblical epic lampooning religious attitudes that was banned in some quarters. PFS will also show tow local short films before the screening.
Saturday 15 July – Canoe Lake (next to the lake)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Gene Wilder is great as the mysterious chocolate tycoon in Raoul Dahl’s colourful comic fairy tale. Six students (ages ranging from 9 to 18) of the Fine Voice Academy will sing live a medley of songs featured in the film such as ‘The Candy Man’.
Saturday 22 July – Canoe Lake (next to the lake)
West Side Story (1961)
West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, a 1961 American musical-romantic drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The Stephen Sondheim-Leonard Bernstein classic musical sets the Romeo and Juliet story in a vibrant wide-screen gangland New York, featuring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn. Students from the Fine Voice Academy will sing two solos.
Saturday 29 July – Canoe Lake (next to the lake)
A Family Secret Screening (to be revealed nearer the day)
It will be a fantasy film from one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. Please look at for the clues in the social media and our website. (approx.2hrs)
Outdoor single £8, under 16s £5
Drive-in: £25 per a car and single £10
For more information on the films screening and to buy a ticket, please go to the website www.portsmouthfilm.org.uk **ends**