Experience the magic of the movies in the War Memorial Park this summer. Three fantastic film musicals will be broadcast on a big screen under the stars as part of Basingstoke Festival 2019’s Pictures in the Park programme. When the light fades – after 9pm each evening – audiences will be treated to a very special outdoor cinematic experience right in the heart of the town.
First up on Wednesday 3 July is Baz Luhrmann’s sumptuous Oscar nominated period romance Moulin Rouge! (12), starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor as Satine and Christian, who meet in the famous titular venue in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris and fall in love. Enjoy inventive reworkings of popular pop hits plus the original climactic tearjerker Come What May.
On Thursday 4 July, raise your hands in the air to clap along to the music of Queen as featured in the 2018 box office smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody (12A), starring a Golden Globe-winning Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. The film, which has also been nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor, has become the the highest-grossing biopic of all time at the box office.
Then on Friday 5 July, revisit some of the hits of Swedish supergroup ABBA in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG). This irresistible sequel sees new faces, including legendary performer Cher, join some old favourites for more fun in the sun and, of course, more singing. The film’s musical numbers include Waterloo, SOS, Knowing Me Knowing You and Fernando.
Gates will open at 7.30pm on each evening. Films will start after 9pm. Bring a chair, a picnic and wrap up warm! We ask that no glass or alcohol is brought into the event. There will be a bar selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
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