Rum Runner back on Broad Street? The legendary night club and new romantic hang out may have gone to the great discotheque in the sky in 1987 but the name is about to live on in a new outdoor event space at the Gas Street Basin’s Regency Wharf. Ladies and Gentlemen say hello to The Rum Runner Yard. We’re especially excited at Wire as to kick things off there will be three days of al fresco film, food and fun with Arnold Schwarzenegger sandwiched between two Birmingham on Film events. Attendees of all events will be fed by renowned purveyors of filth and tasty burgers The Original Pattymen and there will be free popcorn every day from The Rub Smokehouse. First up is bizarre Cliff Richard vehicle Take Me High (1974), a gloriously silly musical romp through the streets and canals of Birmingham. Remember kids ‘It’s only bread, don’t let it go to your head’. Next up is a screening of Arnie on Mars sci-fi epic Total Recall (1990) containing possibly the greatest Arnieism ever, ‘consider that a divorce’ spoken after shooting wife Sharon Stone in the head. A more sedate pace is available on day three with showings of children’s TV favourites Rosie and Jim. We’re very excited about this new space as should you be. This city just gets better and better. It’s October, it’s outdoors, so come prepared.
Thu 6 Oct – Sat 8 Oct. All events take place at Rum Runner Yard, Regency Wharf, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2DY
Read our Birmingham on Film preview here
Take Me High (dir: David Askey, 1974, cert U) screened as part of Birmingham on Film Thu 6 Oct 7pm £15 inc burger. flatpackfestival.org.uk/
Total Recall (dir: Paul Verhoeven, 1990, cert 18) screened as part of Flatpack Assemble Fri 7 Oct 7pm £15 inc burger. www.designmynight.com/
Rosie and Jim screened as part of Birmingham on Film Sat 8 Oct 11am Free flatpackfestival.org.uk/
Published on: Tue 6 Sep 2016