Cast your vote for outdoor film screening

LORNA MARSH Film fans are to help decide which of three classic movies will be given a special outdoor screening on Norwich Castle Green this summer as part of the Lord Mayor's celebrations. Vote on norwich.gov.ukVote on norwich.gov.uk

LORNA MARSH

Film fans are to help decide which of three classic movies will be given a special outdoor screening on Norwich Castle Green this summer as part of

the Lord Mayor's celebrations.

Online voting is now open for one of three popular movies which have stood the test of time and are about to celebrate special anniversaries.

Grease is marking 30 years since John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John packed cinemas and flooded the UK charts with hits from the smash-hit musical. Set in a US high school in the 1950s, the film is best remembered for such hit singles as You're The One That I Want, Summer Loving, Sandy and Greased Lightning.

Flashdance celebrates its 25th birthday this year and was one of the defining movies of the 1980s. Jennifer Beals starred as Alex Owens, a dancer by night and a steel mill worker by day and her pursuit of her dream to become a professional ballet dancer, while Irene Cara sang the number one hit theme tune.

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And the third choice for this summer's big

screening is Beetlejuice, one of the box office successes of 20 years ago. The black comedy stars Michael Keaton and Geena Davis as a couple whose premature deaths lead them into a series of bizarre afterlife exploits.

Last summer, 1,500 people attended a free screening of Dirty Dancing on Castle Green as part of the Lord Mayor's celebrations. The showing marked its 20th anniversary.

The council first put on an outdoor screening as part of the Waterways Festival in 2005 when three films were screened. This led to a showing of the Rocky Horror Show at Cow Tower the following year for which people dressed in full horror gear.

Vicki Blake, event co-ordinator, says: "This event has got bigger every year and the amount of people who turned out for Dirty Dancing in 2007 shows the popularity of both the film and the idea of watching a film outdoors under the stars.

"We hope people will take up the chance to voice for their choice of film and we wait with interest to see what comes out on top."

The event, which will take place at 10pm on Friday, July 4, is ticket only. Tickets will be on sale at £3 each from the Tourist Information Centre at The Forum from April to May.

Online voting will take place at www.norwich.gov.uk until Sunday January 27.

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