This summer Film4 is screening some amazing gems of cinema at Somerset House, London’s most beautiful open-air cinema. A highlight of the city’s summer calendar, the extended twelve-day series features everything from UK premieres to cult action thrillers, romantic comedies to film classics – all showing on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound.
So there is no reason why you can’t grab a ticket and go enjoy yourself some cinema loving!
A big start to the screening extravaganza is the premiere of spanish master Pedro Almodóvar’s critically acclaimed new film The Skin I Live In. Starring previous collaborators Antonio Banderas, Marisa Paredes and Elena Anaya, this unique thriller comes direct from the Cannes Film Festival and will be released in the UK on 26 August 2011.
…if you enjoy violence, romance, comedy, musical numbers and aliens to name but a few you are in for a treat…
The season then continues with: Sir Roger Moore as James Bond in the much-loved 007 adventure The Spy Who Loved Me; the full version of acclaimed director Luc Besson’s deep sea drama The Big Blue; a thrilling double-bill of the action spectacular Die Hard and British director Joe Cornish’s South London-set suspenseful creature feature Attack the Block; Jack Lemmon in Billy Wilder’s multi-Oscar winner The Apartment; Ridley Scott’s emotional road-trip Thelma & Louise (celebrating its 20th anniversary this year); Roman Polanski’s masterful private-eye thriller Chinatown, with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway; Wong Kar-wai’s sublime and sumptuous love story In the Mood for Love; Edgar Wright’s high-energy romantic-comedy Scott Pilgrim Vs the World; a gritty and dramatic double-bill from the streets of 1970s New York featuring Al Pacino in Serpico and the blaxploitation classic Shaft; and a fairytale end to the season with the beloved The Princess Bride.
A monster mayhem evening with back-to-back screenings…
And on top of that for the first time they will be showing a monster double bill on the final Saturday of the summer screen! A monster mayhem evening with back-to-back screenings of Joe Dante’s wicked creature comedy Gremlins, a very special preview of the Norwegian cult classic-in-the-making Troll Hunter, and Kevin Bacon in the man versus worm epic Tremors.
So if you enjoy violence, romance, comedy, musical numbers and aliens to name but a few you are in for a treat!
Check out the Somerset House website here for further details on times and tickets.
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