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Sun screenings [Birmingham Mail (UK)]

July 5, 2013


BRINDLEYPLACE will see nine momentous movies being screened next week as part of its Outdoor Film Festival.

Starting on Monday, all weekday films will be screened at 6pm, followed by movies from 11am and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13.

The film which received the most votes, Breakfast at Tiffany's, will be screened on Wednesday.

Other screenings are: Monday - Grease (singalong version); Tuesday - Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark; Thursday - The Goonies; Friday - Mamma Mia!; Saturday - Shrek (11am) followed by Mary Poppins (2pm); Sunday - Madagascar (11am), then The Wizard of Oz (2pm).

Kate Fittall, destination marketing manager at Brindleyplace, said: "To add to the cinematic experience, we will be giving away free popcorn to everyone watching the films and comfy beanbags and blankets will be provided on a first come first served basis.

"We're also getting great support from the tenants at Brindleyplace, with Bank, Chilacas, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Piccolino all selling takeaway food during the festival."

Details: THE London-based Kush Film Boutique will present the regional premiere of the US romantic- drama The Last Fall (12A) on July 19.

Starring Lance Gross and Nichole Beharie, the film tells the story of Kyle Bishop, a journeyman professional football player who retires broke at the age of 25 with no idea what to do next with his life.

The screening, at The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, at 8pm will include a Q&A with producer and celebrity photographer Scott Hebert as well as a guest performance from local rising soul/jazz singer Amahra.

The Film Boutique organises monthly screenings with the aim of promoting black / urban films and to encourage networking.

Annual membership is Pounds 50 (Pounds 160 for families) but non- members can watch the film for Pounds 10 by paying on the door. The evening will begin at 7pm for networking. Details: 0121 333 2444 / 2400 or emai info@the-drum. or visit either www.the-drum. or THE Midlands' newest cinema will open its doors for the first time on Friday, July 12.

The five-screen, 636-seat Odeon Cinema is at the heart of a Pounds 140 million New Square shopping and leisure destination in West Bromwich.

West Bromwich Albion football hero,Cyrille Regis will help to release hundreds of celebratory balloons at 12.30pm, with a little help from local school children and some current Baggies' stars.

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