Family viewing alfresco-style

This summer Norwich Cinema City, Norwich City Council and the New Writing Partnership are bringing the magic of the silver screen to three outdoor riverside locations in Norwich with films for all the family.

This summer Norwich Cinema City, Norwich City Council and the New Writing Partnership are bringing the magic of the silver screen to three outdoor riverside locations in Norwich with films for all the family.

A series of films will be shown alfresco in August to celebrate Waterways, a two-year project which aims to attract people to the river and return it to the heart of city life.

The sites chosen for the screenings display the diversity of Norwich's inner city riverside landscape. They are Wensum Lodge, Cow Tower and Wensum Park.

First up, on Wednesday August 24, is children's favourite Finding Nemo (U) at Cow Tower. An absolute delight of a fishy movie in which Nemo is on his way to his first day at school when he is caught up in a fisherman's net - ending up in a tropical fish tank in a dentist's waiting room. Nemo's father, Marlin, sets out to find him, on the way making friends with an absent-minded Regal Blue Tang called Dory, a Great White Shark called Bruce and a pelican who can take Marlin to dry land. It features the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe and Geoffrey Rush.


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The following day Wensum Lodge hosts a screening of Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring (15). A beautiful story from Korea that follows a Buddhist monk from childhood to old age, predominantly set in a small floating house. Each season represents a crucial state in the monk's life, as well as the cyclical nature of life itself. This visually stunning and beautiful film has won critical acclaim around the world including a nomination for Best Foreign Film at the European Academy Awards.

Closing the season with a splash on Friday August 26 is Riding Giants (12A) showing in Wensum Park. An engaging and fascinating trip through the history of surfing, the film traces its early Polynesian roots and recounts surfing's rebirth in the 20th century and the development of surf culture along the coast of Southern California in the 1940s, the group of extraordinary adventurers who emerged and its current popularity. Possibly the ultimate summer movie with some spectacular shots of big waves and wipe-outs!

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All screenings start at 9pm and admission is free.

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