ISLANDERS have helped create what promises to be the best line up so far at this year’s Sure Big Screen.
Brand new blockbusters and the highest grossing animated movie of all time are on the bill for the summer extravaganza at Cobo from 19 to 25 August.
Outdoor cinemagoers will have the chance to see big name family films, such as The Lego Movie, as well as ever-popular classics like Footloose and Back to the Future.
‘Our line up this year is one of the best we have had and Sure is extremely proud to be able to continue to show top quality films for all ages. We have never had so many brand new films, such as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Plastic, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Last Vegas, Philomena and the hilarious 2013 hit Anchorman 2,’ said Jess Bisson, Sure’s PR and marketing manager.
‘Sure Big Screen attracts thousands of people each year and we are delighted that we can provide this free of charge as part of our continuing support of the island as Guernsey’s largest telecoms provider.’
The open-air cinema will show three films a day. An extra film will be shown on Thursday 21 August as the first two Despicable Me films are run back-to-back due to popular demand.
Other children’s favourites scheduled – subject to licensing – are Rio 2, Turbo and the highest grossing animated movie of all time, Frozen, which will air on Sunday 24 August at 2.30pm. The Disney blockbuster, which will have you singing ‘Do you want to build a snowman?’ all the way home, is a musical fantasy-comedy. It tells the story of a fearless princess, voiced by Kristen Bell, and her quest to find her estranged sister who has inadvertently trapped the kingdom in an icy hell. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy will also be shown in the afternoon slots.
Miss Bisson said the aim was to put on films for younger children in the afternoons, family favourites at teatime and movies for teenagers and adults in the evenings.
‘Experience has shown us that islanders thoroughly enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, sitting on a blanket with a picnic and enjoying quality time with family or friends, that’s what it’s all about,’ she said.
The teatime family showings include super hero lovers’ favourite Man of Steel (Superman), 80s classics Ghostbusters and E.T. and the more recent British comedy-drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, starring Dame Judy Dench. This film follows a group of British retirees who decide to outsource their retirement to the less expensive and seemingly exotic India.
Evening showings include a host of big name films including Life of Brian – the 1979 British comedy starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python.
On Bank Holiday Monday, there will be a change to the start times to allow people to enjoy the films and watch the live bands on the balcony at Cobo Bay Hotel in between. On this day, children’s films will be shown at 11am and 12.45pm, with Anchorman 2 headlining at 7.30pm.
‘Last year we had a record number of people down at Cobo over the seven days and we can only hope that the weather is kind and its success is repeated this year,’ said Miss Bisson.