Cinema under the stars, or the glorious sunshine, is a thrilling experience and a scintillating way to absorb your favourite films. This summer there are a huge array of outdoor screenings for you to enjoy across a range of genres and venues. So dig into our handy guide and get ready to snuggle under a blanket and plug your eyes into a feast of big screen summer classics.
See our Lord of The Rings in Moseley Park preview here.
Cult Screen at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Thu 14 Sep – Romeo + Juliet
Fri 15 Sep – Top Gun
Sat 16 Sep – La La Land
Tickets from £13.95, deck chairs and bean bags also available to hire. See here for more details and to book
Outdoor Cinema at the Custard Factory
The Mockingbird and Factory Cinema Co. have formed a joyous sunshine alliance to convert the Custard Factory courtyard into a glorious summer outdoor cinema space for August bank holiday weekend. Lush artificial grass; street food, bar, a mini park right in the middle of Digbeth, bring cushions and blankets but we’re convinced the sun will be blazing down. Five films in three days with the emphasis on big fun movies and audience participation. Dig the basque and sussies out of the wardrobe and ‘Do The Timewarp’ to Richard O’ Brien’s timeless high camp classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. ‘Summer loving had me a blast’, Grease on an outdoor screen has got everyone at Wire ridiculously excited; leather, quiffs, big hair and shocking singing voices at the ready. There are prizes for the best fancy dress and evening screenings are followed by a free after party. Also lined up are Back To The Future, Batman (1989) and Lion King.
Fri 25 Aug 7pm Rocky Horror Picture Show £12 www.eventbrite.co.uk
Sat 26 Aug 1pm Lion King £12 www.eventbrite.co.uk
Sat 26 Aug 7pm Grease £12 www.eventbrite.co.uk
Sun 27 Aug 1pm Back To The Future £12 www.eventbrite.co.uk
Sun 27 Aug 7pm Batman £12 www.eventbrite.co.uk
All screenings at Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA
Sundown Cinema at the mac
The mac have announced their Sundown Cinema line up, always great fun in the outdoor arena with themed menus and cocktails, fancy dress and an imaginative programme. Opening with Gene Kelly’s decidedly unsummery Singin’ In The Rain; hopefully you’ll be singing in the sunshine, followed by the greatest mockumentary ever made This Is Spinal Tap and closing with the hilarious wedding romp Bridesmaids.
Fri 11 Aug 8.30pm Singin’ In The Rain £10 macbirmingham.co.uk
Fri 25 Aug 8.30pm This Is Spinal Tap £10 macbirmingham.co.uk
Fri 1 Sep 7.45pm Bridesmaids £10 macbirmingham.co.uk
All screenings at mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH macbirmingham.co.uk
Gourmet Street Food and Screenings at Regency Wharf
Fri 25 Aug 6pm – The Big Lebowski – Original Patty Men www.designmynight.com
Sat 26 Aug 6pm – Withnail and I – Original Patty Men www.designmynight.com
Fri 1 Sep 6pm – Moonrise Kingdom – DDC Street Food www.designmynight.com
Sat 2 Sep 6pm – Reservoir Dogs – DDC Street Food www.designmynight.com
Screenings take place at Regency Wharf, Birmingham B1 2DY (adj to the Hyatt Hotel on Broad Street) and cost £15 inc food
Published on: Thu 6 Jul 2017