Cinema and picnic out-of-doors
PUBLISHED: 10:55 23 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:51 23 August 2010
CLASSIC Hollywood films return to the big screen this summer as some of north Kent s most scenic locations host a series of open air cinemas. The Screen on the Green is due to visit venues across Kent next month, including Cobham Hall and Nurstead Court
CLASSIC Hollywood films return to the big screen this summer as some of north Kent's most scenic locations host a series of open air cinemas.
The Screen on the Green is due to visit venues across Kent next month, including Cobham Hall and Nurstead Court in Meopham.
Film fans can watch a selection of top classic movies, including Breakfast at Tiffany's, Romeo and Juliet and Some Like it Hot, projected onto an inflatable 8m x 6m screen, whilst enjoying a summer evening outdoors.
George Wood, 27, an actor who is originally from Deal, but now lives in Dulwich founded the Screen on the Green when he fulfilled a long held ambition to up an open air cinema in his local park
Mr Wood said: "This is big thing for north Kent, the first time that an open air cinema will come to the area.
"The idea of it is to show to the public classic films in prestigious settings and in Kent we have no shortage of those and open air cinema really lends itself so well to the county.
"It is an untapped activity in this country. It is done a lot in places like Australia and the US, but not often in Britain.
"It will not only give people the chance to see some classic cinema, but also the chance to visit some beautiful locations. It will make a unique summer experience."
Audiences are also invited to bring picnics and at some venues there will be a selection of food and drink available.
Cobham Hall in Cobham will be showing Baz Lurhmann's remake of Romeo and Juliet starring Leonardo Dicaprio on August 14 and classic romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's, on August 16. Nurstead Court, Nurstead Church Lane, Meopham, will be showing Marilyn Monroe's Some Like It Hot.
Tickets are £8.50 and need to be purchased online at www.thescreenon thegreen.com. All of the venues have a limited capacity, so book early to avoid disappointment.