The Goonies, Mamma Mia and The Wizard of Oz will be among the films featured in this year’s Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival in Birmingham this month.

The movies were chosen for the festival – which begins on Monday, July 8 – after more than 1,000 public votes were cast.

The film that received the most votes was the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which will be shown on Wednesday, at 6pm.

Boasting the theme of ‘momentous movies’, the week-long free event will kick off with a sing-along version of hit musical Grease on Monday July 8.

Kate Fittall, marketing manager at Brindleyplace, off Broad Street, said: “We are thrilled with the amount of votes we had from the general public and, as a result, we’ve got a great line-up including The Goonies, Mamma Mia, The Wizard of Oz and Indiana Jones.

“All the films are suitable for family viewing but I would advise people to check the Brindleyplace website for the latest schedule to make sure nobody misses out on their favourite film.

A sing-along version of Grease kicks off the second Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival
A sing-along version of Grease kicks off the second Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival
 

“To add to the cinematic experience, we will be giving away free popcorn to everyone watching the films and comfy beanbags and blankets will be provided on a first come first served basis.

“We’re also getting great support from the tenants at Brindleyplace, with Bank, Chilacas, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Piccolino all selling takeaway food during the festival.

“The beanbags and blankets have already been tested by people watching Wimbledon on the outdoor screen at Brindleyplace this week.”

People are advised to arrive early or to bring their own seating or blankets.

This is the second year that Brindleyplace has hosted its Outdoor Film Festival, with the aim of making it one of Birmingham’s ‘must-visit’ events of the summer.

Open air cinema dates back to the 1900s when it was used as a method to introduce cinematography to new communities.

Since then, watching films outdoors has grown in popularity, reporting a boom in the 1950s and 1980s.

Today, it has an almost vintage appeal, with many people attracted to the more unusual outdoor setting.

The Brindleyplace festival will showcase nine films, with all evening films commencing at 6pm. On Saturday and Sunday two films will be shown per day, one at 11am and the other at 2pm.

• See www.brindleyplace.com/event/brindleyplace-outdoor-film-festival/ for more details