The official ticket launch for one of Exeter’s most anticipated summer events kicked off in Princesshay this weekend with a surprise flashmob of lindy hop dancers.
In fitting with one of this year’s film highlights, multiple Oscar-winning blockbuster La La Land, this dance celebration in the sunshine aptly marked Exeter Phoenix’s launch of Big Screen 2017 tickets going on sale. Crowds of Saturday shoppers gathered to watch as members of the South West Lindyhoppers dressed in yellow appeared from nowhere and strutted their stuff to the song ‘T'aint What You Do (It's The Way That Cha Do It)’ by Jimmie Lunceford. Some onlookers caught in the spirit of the moment joined in.
The popular outdoor cinema event Big Screen In The Park takes place this year at Northernhay Gardens between the 7th and 13th of August. With growing success of the event, which sold out multiple screenings in 2015 and 2016, al fresco film fans to this year’s event can enjoy a special expanded Big Screen featuring seven films, more than ever have been screened before. The film line up will treat locals and holidaymakers to cult classics, family favourites and new releases over seven summer evenings. A unique opportunity to experience the magic of the movies on a huge 10m screen, with the illuminated Cathedral city as a stunning backdrop.
Guaranteeing something for everyone, the recently announced line-up includes the much celebrated La La Land featuring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, 60s Hitchcock classic Psycho as well as cult masterpiece Donnie Darko. Recent blockbuster space adventure Rogue One: A Star Wars Story promises to be a spectacular addition to the programme, viewed beneath a looming night sky. Also on the list is one for all the family, a special screening of Monsters, Inc., Hunt For The Wilderpeople, which made nearly every ‘best of 2016’ list going, and the British flick that shot Hugh Grant to fame, Four Weddings And A Funeral.
Adding to the festival feel, there will be an excellent selection of food and drink including wares from Flaming Good Pizza, Candyfloss Kids and Chococo, a fully stocked bar and the original and best Bikecaffe.
Big Screen In The Park 2017 is supported by Princesshay Exeter, Exeter BID, Tarquins Gin and St Austell Brewery.
Tickets on sale now from bigscreeninthepark.com or by calling Exeter Phoenix’s box office on 01392 667080.