On the 18th, 19th and 20th of July, Phoenix Picturehouse provided residents of Oxford with a weekend of fantastic film in a beautiful setting, by screening Labyrinth, Grease and Casablanca in the grounds of Lady Margaret Hall.
One attendee told The Oxford Student, “Watching Casablanca while lying on the grass outside was definitely an amazing start to my summer!” Phoenix Picturehouse plans to bring viewers another weekend of great movies, so head to LMH on the 8th, 9th or 10th of August to join in the experience.
8th August – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson’s latest, and most successful film is a perfect choice for an outdoor screening. Let its breathtaking visuals complement your beautiful surroundings, and enjoy an evening you are unlikely to forget. The Grand Budapest Hotel is a thrilling and insightful comedy-drama, featuring a stellar performance by Ralph Fiennes and an unrecognisable Tilda Swinton – read our full review here.
9th August – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
While The Breakfast Club is John Hughes’s most famous film, many would argue that Ferris Bueller is just as good, if not better. Join a young Matthew Broderick on a day where nothing goes wrong. This is a teen film for the ages, and it deals with the mischief, camaraderie and angst of teenage life with expert flair. What better way to take advantage of a day off than watch Hughes’s vision of a great day off?
10th August – Singin’ in the Rain
Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds star in perhaps one of the best musicals ever made. The advent of the talkies causes problems for the stars of a silent film production company, but these problems can be easily overcome with a little love, a little friendship and a lot of brilliant music. O’Connor’s Cosmo Brown and Jean Hagen’s Lina Lamont prove to be the underrated stars of this classic.
Doors open from 7.00. Relax, have a drink and enjoy the views before the start of the film around 9.15.
Standard ticket prices apply: £9.50 full price, £8.50 concessions, £7.50 adult Members, £6.50 concessionary Members and children