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A Cult Screens show at another venue

A Cult Screens show at another venue

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CULT Screens is showing three films at the Old Town Bowl this week as part of their summer programme.

On Thursday, the David Bowie film Labyrinth will be playing, followed by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel on the Friday, with the weekend’s flicks coming to a close on Saturday with 1980s favourite The Goonies.

The events will open at 7.30pm with the films begininning at 8.45pm. There will be music before the films start and if the weather gets cold there are blankets available so viewing isn’t hampered.

Phil Cottle, Cult Screens’ head of ideas, said: “All three are great films which will appeal to all tastes. The Grand Budapest Hotel was released earlier this year and proved very popular when we showed it in Reading recently, while the other two are always good fun.”

Each showing can welcome an audience of up to 300 people, with film fans being able to watch the features from the comfort of deckchairs and bean bags.

So far the company has put on six films in Swindon with its programme finishing next month. Back to the Future will be playing on September 11, Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be showing on September 12 and The Big Lebowski is scheduled for September 13.

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9:02am Mon 18 Aug 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

😜 why the photo of the screen at Wharf Green?
The films are being shown at The Bowl in Old Town (Town Gardens). 😳
😜 why the photo of the screen at Wharf Green? The films are being shown at The Bowl in Old Town (Town Gardens). 😳 Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: 0

9:05am Mon 18 Aug 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

😳 oop!
My mistake.
The photo isn't even Wharf Green😳
It's a photo of a screen from another town.
Surely the Adver has a photo of The Bowl or Old Town Gardens?????
😳 oop! My mistake. The photo isn't even Wharf Green😳 It's a photo of a screen from another town. Surely the Adver has a photo of The Bowl or Old Town Gardens????? Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: 3

10:40am Mon 18 Aug 14

Oldswindonian says...

Go to any town in mainland Europe, and this type of event and others including concerts are free throughout the summer.
Go to any town in mainland Europe, and this type of event and others including concerts are free throughout the summer. Oldswindonian
  • Score: 8

10:41am Mon 18 Aug 14

Wiltshirereader says...

That photo had me totally confused as well!!!!
That photo had me totally confused as well!!!! Wiltshirereader
  • Score: 1

10:55am Mon 18 Aug 14

Sir Fawn Maker says...

I've just seen the prices on their website

12.50 + booking fee or 14.50 + booking fee.

They're having a laugh
I've just seen the prices on their website 12.50 + booking fee or 14.50 + booking fee. They're having a laugh Sir Fawn Maker
  • Score: 9

11:36am Mon 18 Aug 14

Alan Bast*rd says...

Why pay money and get rained on to watch films from 25 years + ago?
Why pay money and get rained on to watch films from 25 years + ago? Alan Bast*rd
  • Score: 9

1:52pm Mon 18 Aug 14

house on the hill says...

Alan Bast*rd wrote:
Why pay money and get rained on to watch films from 25 years + ago?
Probably the same reason some spend money to stick burning leaves in their mouths that clog their arteries and lungs and make them smell like an old ashtray, because they happen to enjoy it???? We are all different in what we like to spend our money on and there is no accounting for taste.
[quote][p][bold]Alan Bast*rd[/bold] wrote: Why pay money and get rained on to watch films from 25 years + ago?[/p][/quote]Probably the same reason some spend money to stick burning leaves in their mouths that clog their arteries and lungs and make them smell like an old ashtray, because they happen to enjoy it???? We are all different in what we like to spend our money on and there is no accounting for taste. house on the hill
  • Score: 5

7:42pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Mukkin says...

Oldswindonian wrote:
Go to any town in mainland Europe, and this type of event and others including concerts are free throughout the summer.
This is true, many an evening spent in a little Italian village in southern Italy at the outdoor cinema, if they made any money it'd be from the food sold before, during and mainly after the showing.

I wonder why they seem to work so well in these other European countries? Mainly because they have real communities, they are free and they have the weather, not everything has to be about profit, we have a lot to learn :-D
[quote][p][bold]Oldswindonian[/bold] wrote: Go to any town in mainland Europe, and this type of event and others including concerts are free throughout the summer.[/p][/quote]This is true, many an evening spent in a little Italian village in southern Italy at the outdoor cinema, if they made any money it'd be from the food sold before, during and mainly after the showing. I wonder why they seem to work so well in these other European countries? Mainly because they have real communities, they are free and they have the weather, not everything has to be about profit, we have a lot to learn :-D Mukkin
  • Score: 9

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