Storyhouse unveils 2017’s season of open-air cinema screenings

Chester set to welcome Hollywood again this summer

Storyhouse’s ever-popular season of open air cinema screenings returns to Chester this summer, with a programme of specially chosen films to keep visitors of all ages entertained.

As in previous years, the events will take place in the historic setting of Chester’s Roman Gardens, from 4th July until 26th August, with 40 screenings of 9 different films.

The season is programmed by Storyhouse, the Chester-based arts organisation which is also currently preparing to open its stunning new £37 million venue in the heart of the city, comprising additional theatre and cinema spaces to expand the company’s existing programmes.

Last year, the Chester Moonlight Flicks welcomed almost 9,000 visitors, and thousands more can enjoy this year’s unique cinematic experience, with a line-up celebrating all things Hollywood.

Screenings in 2017 will include the classic Singin’ In The Rain as well as Hail Caesar! and the multi award winning La La Land.

Also screening this summer will be crowd-pleasing musical Grease, romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally and an opportunity to watch Star Wars: Rogue One under the stars.

Meanwhile, families can enjoy Oscar nominated Disney adventure Moana, as well as JK Rowling’s most recent foray into the wizarding world Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Alex Clifton, artistic director of Storyhouse, said: “We’re delighted to bring Moonlight Flicks back this summer and to create new, one of a kind memories with our audiences.

“Last year’s programme was a huge success and we can’t wait to see new visitors enjoying our unique, experiential season this year”.

As well as those listed above, a secret ‘audience choice’ film be announced later this month.

Visitors to Moonlight Flicks this year will use wireless headphones to ensure maximum sound quality and a totally immersive experience.

They will also have the opportunity to hire a deck chair, or bring their own blankets and outdoor chairs. As in previous years, Storyhouse will be partnering with a nearby pizza restaurant to offer visitors take away food delivered directly to their seats.

Films will be screened from dusk each day, but times will vary due to the summer sunshine.

See storyhouse.com for screening times.

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