Back for its fifth year of Cambridge outdoor moviegoing, Enchanted Cinema returns this month to one of its favourite venues, the gardens at The Gonville Hotel. Combining deckchairs, street food, live music, a popcorn kiosk, a bar and fab films that are either hits or cult classics, alfresco flick watching has become a fixture for many in Cambridge.
This year’s line-up of films includes favourites Dirty Dancing, The Great Gatsby, Grease, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Romeo & Juliet, Pulp Fiction and Top Gun.
New (but surely already guaranteed to be back in the future) films such as Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite and A Star is Born also feature, plus Best Picture Oscar winner Green Book, which rounds off the programme on 15 September.
A new bar this year features BrewBoard, serving its sumptuous craft beer, and there will be street food on offer from a range of vendors on different nights. They include Pull Me Cheri’s pulled meats with a French twist, Arepa’s Station’s tantalising Venezuelan bites and Mexican modern street treats from Chihuahuas.
May’s screenings are: Ray on 16 May (with live music from the Robin Phillips Trio); A Star is Born on 18 May; Bohemian Rhapsody on19 May and Dirty Dancing on 30 May. As an add-on to your ticket, popcorn and prosecco, or popcorn and gin, can be pre-booked for £9.50.
Start times vary a little, as do ticket prices, depending on whether there is pre-film live music or not.