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Tuesday July 7th 2009


It’s officially summer and once again, Film4 are partnering with Somerset House to make sure that everyone outside of London is well and truly losing out. This year’s outdoor ‘Film4 Summer Screen’ returns for 10 nights in July and August and here are the deets:


THURSDAY 30 JULY UK Premiere of Pedro Almodóvar’s Broken Embraces
FRIDAY 31 JULY Alien & Poltergeist double-bill
SATURDAY 1 AUGUST West Side Story
SUNDAY 2 AUGUST Slumdog Millionaire
MONDAY 3 AUGUST Shawshank Redemption
TUESDAY 4 AUGUST Wings of Desire
WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST Don’t Look Now
THURSDAY 6 AUGUST Strangers on a Train
FRIDAY 7 AUGUST Cool Hand Luke & Road House double-bill
SATURDAY 8 AUGUST Raiders of the Lost Ark


Tickets aren’t cheap (but could be worse) and you’re risking crappy weather but it could be pretty wicked if you bring a cushion and get there early enough to get a good space.

There will be 2000 people there.

I’ve only ever been to one outdoor film and it was Die Another Day on Clapham Common when I was 11. I can’t remember if it was any good but…

FULL DISCLOSURE: I’ve recently been given tickets to the Alien/Poltergeist night

… so I’ll let you on the 1st August how it was. I am concerned about surround sound clarity. As ever.