From Back to the Future to Breakfast at Tiffany’s - free open air film screenings in Norwich this summer

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
6:30 AM

Free open air film screenings are coming to the centre of Norwich this summer - as part of a drive to boost the city’s evening economy.

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The choices:

Aladdin

American Graffiti

Back to the Future

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Dr No

Flash Gordon

Ghostbusters

Goldfinger

Grease

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

The Italian Job

Jurassic Park

Men in Black

A Night at the Opera – Marx Bros

School of Rock

Singing in the Rain

Sister Act

Wizard of Oz

The screenings build on last year’s Head Out, Not Home free summer events programme, run by the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) to encourage people to stay in the city to enjoy late night shopping, bars and restaurants.

As well as open-air cinema, this summer will see the return of Covent Garden street entertainers, music and bands, and street theatre.

Also new for this year is a ‘Norwich’s Got Talent’ stage dedicated to showcasing local acts.

Members of the public are being given the chance to choose five retro films from a list of 18, including Back to the Future, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Flash Gordon, which will be shown outside The Forum in Millennium Plain every Thursday from June 12 to July 10.

People can vote for their five favourite films from the list through the Norwich Evenings Facebook page or by email.

Stefan Gurney, executive director of Norwich BID, said: “This will be a fantastic opportunity for the general public to get involved and choose the films they wish to see screened in the city centre.

“We encourage everyone to cast their vote, to head into the city and enjoy free entertainment in Norwich.”

The Forum’s open-air screen will also be showing the summer’s key sporting events, including some World Cup matches and Wimbledon tennis, and local archive footage celebrating Norfolk’s history, culture, music, nature and food.

To choose your top five films, vote online at the Norwich Evenings Facebook page or email app@norwichbid.co.uk. Voting closes at 5pm on Monday, June 2.

What do you think could improve Norwich’s evening economy? Write to Letters, Evening News, Prospect House; Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE or email eveningnewsletters@archant.co.uk

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