Outdoor cinema screening weekend begins at Royal William Yard
A series of three marine-themed films will be shown on an outdoor cinema screen at Royal William Yard this weekend, as part of the Marine City Festival.
The Marine Screen, sponsored by Sharps Brewery, will celebrate Plymouth’s unique marine culture by showing classic and cult films with one of the city’s most stunning Waterfront landmarks as the backdrop.
Each evening will include a main feature and a specially curated selection of marine-themed short films produced by South West filmmakers including Amanda Bluglass, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore and Heidi Morstang.
Bring a blanket and picnic and wrap up warm for three nights of outdoor cinema - on Friday the main feature will be Whiskey Galore, on Saturday Jaws and on Sunday The Life Aquatic.
The open air screenings are free to attend and will begin at 8pm each evening, as the sun sets. Event sponsors Sharps Brewery will have a pop up bar providing refreshments throughout the screenings.
A special ferry service will be operating each evening, departing from the Barbican landing stage at 7.30pm and returning when the screenings end.
James Nicholls, brand manager for Sharps said: “We’re very excited to be involved with the first Marine City Festival, and what better way to make the most of Plymouth’s dazzling waterfront than with an open air cinema at Royal William Yard.
“As well as showing three well-known main features, we’ll be celebrating the fantastic local filmmaking talent who combine their passion for film with Plymouth’s unique links with the sea – and with the ferry bringing guests to and from the Barbican, you can leave the car at home and relax with a pint of our Doom Bar, Orchard cider or a range of other drinks available from our bar”
The Marine Screen, organised in partnership between Plymouth Arts Centre, Dartington Barn and Peninsula Arts, is one of the many events taking place in Plymouth this week as part of the Marine City Festival. The festival brings together science, business, sport, art, entertainment, culture, education and food for nine days of events and activities that highlight why Plymouth is one of the UK’s leading marine cities.