Which films do you want to watch at 2017 Outdoor Cinema?

Friday, 17th February 2017

MOVIE lovers are being invited to choose the films that are shown at this year’s Outdoor Cinema in Tamworth Castle Grounds, after a hugely successful sell-out event in 2016.

Last summer’s Outdoor Cinema sold out within a week of going on sale after the job of deciding which films to screen was handed over to members of the public.

Hundreds of people took to social media to cast their votes with Dirty Dancing and The Lost Boys coming out on top.

The 1,300 tickets available across both screenings sold like hot cakes as cinema-goers jumped at the opportunity to see their favourite films under the stars in the great outdoors.

As a result of last year’s success, the film selection is again being put out to a public vote, from a shortlist of approved movies. This summer’s Outdoor Cinema takes place on Saturday August 5 and will again include one movie at 9pm, followed by a midnight movie.

Choices for the 9pm show are:

  • The Sound of Music
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Top Gun
  • The Full Monty
  • Pretty Woman

Choices for the midnight movie are:

  • Gremlins
  • The Fly
  • Alien
  • Labyrinth
  • Psycho
  • The Goonies

The Outdoor Cinema and audience poll is again being organised by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team as part of the 2017 programme of events.

Votes can be cast via the Tamworth Arts and Events Facebook page or online through the Tamworth Arts and Events website at www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk/whats-on. Voting details will also be sent via email to subscribers of Tamworth Arts and Events news.

Cllr Joy Goodall, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Environment and Culture, said:

“This will be the fifth year for the Outdoor Cinema and it’s just growing in popularity all the time. Although it has enjoyed sell-out crowds before, last year’s event sold out within just a week of going on sale and part of that may have been due to letting audiences decide what they wanted to see.

“People really welcomed the opportunity to get involved in the decision-making process, so we’ve decided to open it out to public vote again. Tickets will be on sale soon after the results are in, so I’d encourage anyone who’d like to attend to keep an eye out for details – there were lots of disappointed people who missed out last year.”

Polls are open now and votes can be cast until February 28.

The Outdoor Cinema is just one element of a packed programme of outdoor events that has been confirmed for 2017. The full line up will be revealed in the coming weeks.