Moonlight Flicks 4 July - 26 August 2017
Storyhouse’s ever-popular season of open air cinema screenings returns to Chester this summer, with a programme of specially chosen films to keep visitors of all ages entertained.
As in previous years, the events will take place in the historic setting of Chester’s Roman Gardens map, with over 35 screenings of nine different films.
Alex Clifton, artistic director of Storyhouse, said: “We’re delighted to bring Moonlight Flicks back this summer and to create new, one of a kind memories with our audiences. Last year’s programme was a huge success and we can’t wait to see new visitors enjoying our unique, experiential season this year”.
Visitors to this year’s Moonlight Flicks will use wireless headphones to ensure maximum sound quality and a totally immersive experience. They will also have the opportunity to hire a deck chair, or bring their own blankets and outdoor chairs. As in previous years, Storyhouse will be partnering with local restaurant Pizza Express, offering visitors take away food delivered direct to their seats.
Films will be screened from dusk each day, but times will vary due to the summer sunshine.
La La Land 4, 12, 20, 28 July
Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
12A | USA | 2016 | 128 mins
The multi award winning film of the year. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sing and dance their way along the rocky road to fame and fortune as a pair of hopeful young lovers with big dreams of success.
When Harry Met Sally 5, 13, 21, 29 July, 8 August
Director: Rob Reiner Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
15 | USA | 1989 | 92 mins
Can a man and woman ever really be friends ….? That’s the question in this much loved will-they-won’t-they story. Harry and Sally meet as young graduates taking a road trip home from New York to Chicago and so begins a friendship of sorts as fate throws them together at pivotal moments in their lives.
Singin’ In The Rain 6, 14, 22, 25 July, 24 August
Directors: Stanley Donen , Gene Kelly. Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donald O Connor
U | USA | 1952 | 103 mins
Hollywood’s best loved musical packed with unforgettable song-and-dance numbers. A ‘30s film company makes the transition from silent movies to talkies with the help of a background voice artist standing in for the studio’s biggest star.
Hail, Caesar! 7, 15, 18, 26 July
Directors: Ethan & Joel Coen. Starring: George Clooney, Scarlet Johansson, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich
12 | UK/USA | 2016 |106 mins.
The Coen brothers assemble an all-star cast for this delightful Hollywood spoof. Brolin plays Eddie Mannix, a studio fixer mopping up after stars and keeping unwanted stories out of the press. Mannix has his work cut out when the studio’s most bankable name Baird Whitlock (Clooney) goes missing mid-shoot.
Grease 8, 11, 19, 27 July, 4, 12, 15, 26 August
Director: Randal Kleiser. Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton John, Stockard Channing PG | USA | 1978 | 110 mins
Summer Lovin’ …. spend a summer evening re-living the ultimate high school romance. Bad boy Danny is surprised when his holiday sweetheart Sandy joins his school for the new term.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1, 9, 17, 25 August
Director: Gareth Edwards. Starring: Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn
PG | USA | 2016 | 133 mins
What better way to enjoy A Star Wars Story than a screening under the stars? The prequel that sets up the whole story, with the rebel alliance plotting to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Moana 2, 10, 18, 23 August
Director: Ron Clements. Voices: Auli’I Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
PG | USA | 2016 | 107 mins
The Disney hit based on Polynesian myth and stories. Moana is a feisty sea-faring girl who sets out across the Pacific Ocean on a mission to save her island community from a possible curse. A night out for all the family to enjoy.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 3, 11, 19, 22 August
Director: David Yates. Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
12A | UK/USA | 2016 | 133 mins
With JK Rowling as writer you are guaranteed a magical evening. Newt Scamander (Redmayne) is a young wizard arriving in New York from England with a strange cargo packed into his suitcase.
Audience Pick: Pretty Woman 5 & 16 August
Director: Garry Marshall. Starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts
15 | USA | 1990 | 119 mins
We asked audiences what they’d like to see on the big screen this summer, and the consensus was pretty unanimous. Retro romance with Richard Gere as an LA big shot who falls in love with Julia Roberts’ plucky street girl.
To see the full programme and book tickets, visit www.storyhouse.com