If you are stuck for something to do this bank holiday weekend why not pop along to Granchester to see an outdoor film showing.
The tenth annual Movies on the Meadows, which is organised by the Cambridge Film Festival, runs from August 24-27 and presents 12 films on huge inflatable screens.
Set in the beautiful village of Grantchester, the event is one of the largest outdoor film events in the UK. Movies on the Meadows is also a vital fundraiser for the main annual Cambridge Film Festival, in October.
Friday - The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman and an incredible ensemble cast. This is more than ably supported by Pixar’s guaranteed family favourite Coco as well as the first-ever feature film from legendary film-maker Steven Spielberg’s, Duel.
Saturday - Avengers: Infinity War - the latest and arguably the greatest Marvel adventure yet, which will be supported by the an adventure of a different kind in Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle which stars Dwayne The Rock Johnson and is the hilarious reboot of the 1994 Robin Williams’ family classic. Saturday’s line-up is completed by the life affirming and often laugh-out-loud funny, Local Hero from acclaimed director Bill Forsyth.
Sunday - is the undisputed king of marmalade-eating CGI bears Paddington who returns to the big screen for that rarest of things, a sequel which may just be better than the original. Paddington 2 has been a huge hit with both critics and audiences alike and really is shaping up to be a highlight of Movies on the Meadows 2018. Sunday also offers the opportunity to see the truly epic Dunkirk, outdoors on the big screen in a setting which can only add to the already incredible experience. The second of three Spielberg films now confirmed for Sunday night is Indiana Jones’ first outing, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Monday closes the Spielberg circle with his adventure through 80’s nostalgia, Ready Player One, as well as bringing Movies on the Meadows favourite Wes Anderson back to Grantchester with Isle of Dogs, and finally showcasing stunning Japanese animation Mary and the Witch’s Flower.
Cambridge Film Festival marketing manager, Owen Baker, said: “Movies on the Meadows was a huge success last year with two of the nights selling out and more than 3,200 people attending across the four days. So obviously we’re really excited to be bringing more great films and amazing local food to Grantchester again this year, and hoping for the same glorious weather.”
He continued, “We know that the delicious food at Movies on the Meadows is as important as the films, so we’re thrilled to be welcoming some of the very best local food vendors this year. We have Chip Chip Hooray, Steak & Honour, Provenance Kitchen, Pull me cheri, Caffe mobile, Sub 120, Moonshine Brewery and Trumpington Ice Cream. So hopefully something for everyone”
INFO: Tickets for Movies on the Meadows are on sale now through the Cambridge Film Festival website www.camfilmfest.com/grantchester.
Adults - £16, concessions - £14 (Students and over 60’s) children - £6 (From 4 - 16 years of age) and under 4’s are free. Festival pass - £32 (Access to all 4 nights).