There is still time to grab your tickets for this year’s Outdoor Cinema on Saturday, August 10, for the two exciting public choice films of Bohemian Rhapsody and Beetlejuice, but be quick before they sell out!
The winning movies for the popular Outdoor Cinema in Tamworth Castle Grounds were revealed as Bohemian Rhapsody, for the 9pm slot, to be followed by a showing of Beetlejuice at 11.55pm.
Tickets for this year’s Outdoor Cinema on Saturday, August 10, went on sale from Valentine’s Day, priced at £10 per screening. Anyone wishing to attend is advised there are only a few tickets left for the first film showing and spaces are limited for the later show, so don’t miss the chance to enjoy watching the classic movies on a giant screen under the stars.
Bohemian Rhapsody was released just last October 2018 as a biographical film about the British rock band Queen. It follows singer Freddie Mercury's life from his joining the band in 1970 to their Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985. Produced by Graham King and Queen Manager Jim Beach, it stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as creative and musical consultants.
The release of the film coincided with commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the band Queen. It soon became a major box office success, as the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2018 worldwide and setting the all-time box office records for the biopic and drama genres.
Bohemian Rhapsody has already received numerous accolades, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Malek and the film won Best Motion Picture – Drama at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, plus a BAFTA Award for Best British Film.
The midnight film choice is the classic 1988 film Beetlejuice, an American comedy-fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young couple played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, who become ghosts haunting their former home. An obnoxious, devious demon named Betelgeuse (pronounced and spelt Beetlejuice in the movie) portrayed by Michael Keaton, arrives from the Netherworld to try and scare away the new inhabitants played by Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, and Winona Ryder.
Beetlejuice was a critical and commercial success. It won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and three Saturn Awards - Best Horror Film, Best Makeup, and Best Supporting Actress for Sylvia Sidney, her final award before her death in 1999.
The film’s huge success has led to video games releases, animated television series and even a stage musical.
This will be a silent screening and headphones will be provided.
Cinema goers are invited to take warm blankets and a picnic, although food and drink will be on sale during both events. No glass, gazebos or alcohol are to be taken on site, but a licensed bar will be available throughout.
Gates open 45 minutes prior to Bohemian Rhapsody and 15 minutes before Beetlejuice. Entrance is by ticket only and both movies are for audiences aged 18 and over, due to licensing restrictions.
Tickets are available online at www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk, in person from Tamworth Information Centre in Marmion House, Lichfield Street, or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618. A transaction fee of £1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.
The Outdoor Cinema is just one element of a packed programme of outdoor events. The full calendar is available via the www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk website.