Cinema in the courtyard

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St Martin’s Courtyard in Covent Garden has announced a new program of open air film showings under the name of Silent Cinema this September. The courtyard will be transformed into an open-air movie theatre, to showcase a series of films all set in and directed by Britain. A full sized cinema screen will be erected for three nights under the stars showing a variety of iconic films representing then many facets of British cinema.

Best of British will run on Tuesday 29th September, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 1st October. With Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s zombie comedy Shaun of The Dead, romantic First World War drama Atonement based on the Ian McEwan classic and the dance drama Billy Elliot to choose from, Silent Cinema are offering something for everyone.

The films are start at 7pm with a variety of themed live entertainment before the main feature which will range from ‘zombies’ roaming the courtyard, performances from the Royal Ballet School and actors dancing the Charleston. Tickets are free and will be allocated through an online prize draw at www.stmartinscourtyard.co.uk. Winners will be contacted one week prior to the screening  and the ticket entitles you and a plus one to the screening. There will also be a small number of tickets available on a first come first served basis.

 

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