Warwick residents are in for a cinematic treat on Sunday 18 August when Big Picture Show brings two movie classics to the Great Hall at Lord Leycester Hospital as part of Warwick Rocks Food & Film Festival. Some Like It Hot will start at 3.30pm and Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet at 7.30pm. Entry is free, with cinema-goers recommended to arrive early to get a good seat. Local tapas restaurant, Catalan, will provide free refreshments and a cash bar.
Situated on the High Street, the Great Hall at Lord Leycester Hospital will provide a superb backdrop to the event. It is one of Warwick’s most iconic timber framed buildings and has featured in TV programmes such as Pride and Prejudice and Doctor Who.
Some Like It Hot (1958) is a romantic screwball comedy starring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as musicians in disguise with Marilyn Monroe at the height of her stardom. Romeo + Juliet (1996) is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic by The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Both are well-loved movies and Big Picture Show is excited to bring them to the big screen for local residents.
The screenings on 18 August will be the first of many for the town, with Big Picture Show supporting regular cinema events at the newly-restored Court House in Warwick from December 2013, in partnership with Unlocking Warwick.
Sally Rew, Big Picture Show Manager, says “We are looking forward to working with residents to create a regular cinema experience for the town, with opportunities for local people to get involved with choosing the films, selling tickets and promoting the screenings. We would love to hear from anyone interested in taking part, email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to the screenings on 18 August to experience an event and talk to Big Picture Show staff”.
Big Picture Show is managed by Live & Local, who are based in Warwick and work with a network of voluntary groups across the Midlands to support arts activities intended to bring local communities together and provide high quality entertainment. For more information about Big Picture Show visit: www.bigpictureshow.org.uk.