12 | Dir: Emile Ardolino | 1987 | 96 mins | USA |
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey
Do you really need telling what this film is?!?
The enduring 1980s’ classic makes perfect big screen summer viewing. Set in the 1960s, rich girl Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey), falls in love with wrong-side-of-the-tracks dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), whilst holidaying with her parents.
Love/lust, a botched back alley abortion and dancing to a classic 60s soundtrack plus the immortal lines ‘Nobody puts Baby in a corner’ and ‘I carried a watermelon’. This film has it all.
Roman Gardens, Chester
Friday 8th July – 20.45 – SOLD OUT, Thursday 14h July – 20.45 – SOLD OUT, Tuesday 19th July – 20.30, Friday 19th August – 19.45, Saturday 27th August – 19.30
Castle Park, Frodsham
Thursday 28th July – 20.30
Ashton Park, West Kirby
Friday 12th August – 19.30
Film fans can once again watch a movie during the popular Moonlight Flicks season at Chester’s Roman Garden from July 5th until August 27th, with over 35 screenings of 9 different films, 5 evenings a week.
Programmed by Storyhouse, the city based arts organisation who will run the cultural centre of the same name, currently under construction on Northgate Street.
The line up with everything from 80s classic Dirty Dancing to post-apocalyptic sci-fi Mad Max Fury Road.
Also in the bill is animated Oscar winner Inside Out, cult hit of 2015 Birdman, romantic drama Brooklyn, iconic road movie Thelma and Louise, tear jerker The Artist, all-time rom-com classic Philadelphia Story and action adventure Jurassic World.
Alex Clifton, Artistic Director of Storyhouse said: “Moonlight Flicks has quickly established itself as a firm favourite in the borough’s summer event calendar. It’s one of those wonderful events that welcomes a real cross section of audiences; families, groups of friends, couples and film buffs. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming movie-goers to the charming Roman Garden once again.”
As in previous years Moonlight Flick’s will use wireless headphones to ensure maximum sound quality. Based on last year’s successful season it is expected that over 5000 people will attend the popular outdoor cinema.
Movies are screened from dusk and times vary.
Find out more by clicking here.
Keep your eyes peeled for previews and exact dates and times coming here imminently.
presented by Storyhouse
The Roman Gardens
July 5th until August 27th 2016