Brindleyplace is bringing the fun of the big screen to Birmingham as it hosts its first outdoor film festival
The festival gets underway on Monday August 13 and is aiming to attract hundreds of visitors to the ‘childhood favourites’ themed event.
The Brindleyplace Film Festival will feature a selection of 20 films (all certificate PG or below) and contiunes until Tuesday August 28 in Central Square.
The festival, organised in partnership with Cineworld on Broad Street, starts with the 1980s classic Back to the Future, with ET the Extra-Terrestrial, Mamma Mia, Madagascar, Grease, Shrek and Ghostbusters also set to be screened.
To add to the cinematic experience, a multitude of take-away offerings will be available from restaurants based at Brindleyplace, including popcorn from Bank, lasagne and cannelloni from Cielo, Yaki Soba served by wagamama, pizza and ice cream from Piccolino and spring rolls and prawn fried rice available from Thai Edge.
Kate Fittall, destination marketing manager, GVA, said: “We received a huge number of film suggestions from tenants at Brindleyplace and it was really tough to come up with a shortlist that we thought best showcased people’s favourite films from when they were a young, mixed in with movies that children love today. Hopefully people will see their favourite amongst our selection!
“This is the first time at Brindleyplace that people, both working at and visiting the estate, will be able to come together, grab a takeaway from the local restaurants, and enjoy a classic film in the open air. Having a film festival is something that we have wanted to do for a long time.”
Films will start at 6pm from Monday to Friday, with two showings, one at 11am and the other at 2pm, on Saturday and Sunday. For full listings visit www.brindleyplace.com.