First open air cinema to be held in Clevedon by Curzon

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 September 2018

Salthouse Fields at Clevedon.

Salthouse Fields at Clevedon.

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Two cinemas have teamed up to bring two ‘spectacular’ outdoor screening events to Clevedon for the first time.

Salthouse Fields at Clevedon.Salthouse Fields at Clevedon.

The Curzon cinema, in Old Church Road, and Sunset Cinema will put on two screenings at the Salthouse Fields.

Thursday will see the sun set on the fields as people set up their blankets, pull out their chairs and tuck into a delicious picnic and watch The Greatest Showman, the popular musical celebrating the birth of show business and telling the story of PT Barnum and the first circus.

This inaugural event will see people enjoying cinema in a new environment while people watch one of this year’s top box office releases – charting Barnum’s rise from visionary with nothing to a worldwide sensation.

The two cinemas will then welcome people back to the fields on Saturday where a screening of the first film in Steven Spielberg’s ground-breaking shark saga, Jaws, will be show.

The Curzon cinema/Salthouse Fields/The Greatest Showman. Picture: Frederico Colarejo/Mark Atherton/Twentieth Century Fox FilmThe Curzon cinema/Salthouse Fields/The Greatest Showman. Picture: Frederico Colarejo/Mark Atherton/Twentieth Century Fox Film

The film, based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, will have viewers quaking in their boots.

The ferocious great white shark has been frightening millions of cinema-goers since its release in 1975 and this fun evening will be no different, with John Williams’ iconic score filling the fields.

Film-goers will be able to take their own snacks to the event as well as tuck into some popcorn.

For adults, there will be a small bar serving up beer, lager and wine – but staff at the Curzon politely ask that glass bottles are left at home.

The Curzon cinema/Salthouse Fields/The Greatest Showman. Picture: Frederico Colarejo/Mark Atherton/Twentieth Century Fox FilmThe Curzon cinema/Salthouse Fields/The Greatest Showman. Picture: Frederico Colarejo/Mark Atherton/Twentieth Century Fox Film

Curzon marketing manager Sara Blair said: “This is our first foray into outdoor cinema.

“We ran a poll on social media to determine which films our audiences were keen to see and The Greatest Showman and Jaws were among suggestions which came out on top.

“It is a terrific opportunity for audiences to enjoy two super films away from the usual cinema environment in such a great setting. In particular, we hope audiences will enjoy watching Jaws so close to the Marine Lake and sea and be brave enough to ‘go back in the water’ before too long.

Another open air cinema is being held at the Portishead Open Air Pool on Friday where Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again will be shown.

For full details, visit www.curzon.org.uk

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