ISLANDERS are being asked which movies they want to see at the island’s only outdoor cinema event as Sure Big Screen returns to Cobo this summer.
The week-long event, which last year entertained more than 6,000 islanders, will be showing three films a day from Tuesday 19th August until Monday 25th August. It will be one of four community events that Sure is supporting by bringing the screen to the island as it was part of Liberation Day and will be involved in the Victor Hugo centenary celebrations as well as Proms on the Pier.
This year, Sure wants islanders to help choose the films they will show during Sure Big Screen.
‘It is important to Sure, as the island’s largest telecoms company, that we put on an event that the whole community can enjoy. We want the schedule for Sure Big Screen to include the films that islanders really want to see which is why we want people to give us their favourites. The suggestions can be classics, comedies, thrillers, action movies or family favourites,’ said Sure’s PR and marketing manager, Jess Bisson.
‘It is a simple concept that really works and the audience numbers grow year on year. Last year was such a huge success culminating in a record number of people watching Skyfall on the final night. Over the course of the week, we gave away 200 Sure Big Screen t-shirts, 1,000 packets of free popcorn, 200 Sure cocktail shakers, 300 Sure watches and sunglasses and 500 free ice-creams. Our aim is to make this year’s Sure Big Screen the best yet and hopefully the weather will help us achieve that.’
Suggestions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent through Sure’s Facebook page.
‘We have already had some suggestions including showing Roger Rabbit in honour of the late Bob Hoskins and the Italian Job, which is a real classic. Recent box office hits Frozen, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and Mandela – The Long Walk to Freedom have also been suggested but we know there must be plenty more for us to consider,’ said Miss Bisson.
The big screen will also be at the celebrations of Victor Hugo at Cambridge Park on 21st June and Proms on the Pier on 13th September.
‘We always aim to be at the heart of island life and so we’re proud that we can be involved in four major community events which will attract thousands of islanders,’ said Miss Bisson.
‘On Liberation Day the screens are always the focal point on the Albert Pier and Proms on the Pier, which sees the Last Night of the Proms broadcast live from Royal Albert Hall, couldn’t happen without a big screen. We’re also delighted that this year Sure can play a part in celebrating Victor Hugo’s centenary by showing the film adaptation of his well-known classic Les Miserables. We hope that all of these events will be more enjoyable thanks to Sure’s support.’