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BIG SCREEN IN THE PARK 2023

4 nights of films under the stars

Exeter Phoenix returns to Northernhay Gardens to bring four nights of films under the stars. With something for everyone this year’s line-up will fly us to the moon, cross the multiverse and bring audiences the time of their lives.

The popular outdoor cinema event Big Screen In The Park takes place this year at Northernhay Gardens between the 9th and 12th of August 2023.

With the growing success of the event, which sold out screenings in 2022, al fresco film fans can enjoy a line-up that will treat locals and holidaymakers alike to cult classics, family favourites and new releases over four 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.

The recently announced line-up includes the much-celebrated E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL directed by Hollywood pioneer Steven Speilberg, 80s classic DIRTY DANCING as well as recent cult masterpiece EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE and award winning THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN.

Adding to the festival feel, there will be an excellent selection of food and drink including delicious Burritos from the Exeter Phoenix Cafe bar and sweet treats from Candyfloss Kids and Chococo, a fully stocked bar and barista-quality coffee and hot drinks.

Big Screen in The Park 2023 is sponsored by Korev Lager (St Austell Brewery).

It is generously supported by Filmbank Media, One Voice Media, Coastal Recycling and Sam Cook Producer.

Tickets on sale now from www.bigscreeninthepark.co.uk or by calling Exeter Phoenix’s box office on 01392 667080.

LOCATION


Northernhay Gardens, Exeter. (EX4 3QE)

Access to Big Screen In The Park is via Northernhay Gate, Queen Street.

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LINE UP


WED 9 AUG

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (U)

Dir. Steven Spielberg. 1982, US. 115 mins. English

Blending sci-fi, adventure and a remarkable portrait of childhood, Steven Spielberg’s touching tale of a homesick alien remains a piece of movie magic for young and old as it returns to Big Screen in the Park.

10-year-old Elliot is having a tough time but when a stranded alien ends up in his back year Elliot must summon the strength and love to help his new friend return home.

THU 10 AUG

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (15)

Dir. Martin McDonagh. 2022, UK, US, IRELAND. 114 mins. English

On a small island off Ireland’s coast, life delivers few surprises. Sleepy days on Inisherin are marked by lifelong pals Padraic and Colm’s late-afternoon trips to the pub. Until one day, when it doesn’t happen.

As heartbreaking as it is hilarious, The Banshees of Inisherin is arguably the finest work from this major filmmaker who brought us IN BRUGES and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI and reunites director Martin McDonagh with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for a hilarious take on male friendships, bravado and family.

FRI 11 AUG

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (15)

Dir. Daniel KwanDaniel Scheinert. 2022, US, IRELAND. 139 mins. English, Manderin, Cantonsese.

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure.

Exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. When an interdimensional rupture threatens to unravel reality, the fate of the world is suddenly in the hands of a most unlikely hero: Evelyn (Yeoh), an overwhelmed Chinese-American woman who can’t seem to finish her taxes.

SAT 12 AUG

DIRTY DANCING (12a)

Dir. Emile Ardolino. 1987, US. 100 mins. English

Nobody puts Baby in the corner.
Francis ‘Baby’ Houseman is going to save the world and her older sister is going to decorate it.
It’s 1963 and Baby is on holiday at the Kellerman’s Catskills resort with her family. There she meets Jonny Castle, the camp’s dance instructor and Baby learns so much more than the Mambo.

Come see this classic on the big screen where you will ‘have the time of you life’ and experience all the music, the moves and the moxie in the best possible setting.

DETAILS


9 – 12 AUG 2023

Gates open at 7:30pm.

Films will start at approx. 9pm.

TICKETS:

£6 Earlybird (limited to 50 tickets for each night)

£8 Regular

£5 Under 25s

£10 Gate

Deckchairs: +£5.50

PICNICS:

+£20 PICNIC FOR 2 WITH SOFT DRINK

+£25 PICNIC FOR 2 WITH A BOTTLE OF WINE

+£6 KIDS

ACCESS


The site will have fully accessible facilities and there will be stewards on hand throughout the event to help you enjoy the evening. The park has ramped access from the main Queen St entrance.

Customers with access needs, who need to bring their own chair can reserve space in our dedicated area by contacting a member of our Box Office team.

01392 667080 and select option 1 or email [email protected].

Some screenings will include Descriptive Subtitles.

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

DIRTY DANCING

Descriptive Subtitles shows dialogue and information on other significant sounds. For example: when a phone rings, allowing D/deaf and hard of hearing customers to fully access the film. Find out more about our access here.