Get ready for an epic summer of cinema under the stars! From 11 May – 8 June, as part of the Gulbenkian Open Air Film Festival, you can enjoy a different movie every Thursday night on the big screen outside the Gulbenkian Arts Centre!
The festival will be showing a variety of different films, from 90’s romantic comedy, Pretty Woman; to biographical fantasy musical, Rocketman.
Gulbenkian Open Air Cinema events are free to attend and non-ticketed, so you can just turn up on the night and enjoy the film!
Encanto (Sing Along) – Thursday 11 May, 21:00
Licorice Pizza – Thursday 18 May, 21:00
Pretty Woman – Thursday 25 May, 21:00
Shaun of the Dead – Thursday 1 June, 21:00
Rocketman – Thursday 8 June, 21:00
Gulbenkian Open Air Film Festival Poster 2023.
Will there be food and drink?
A selection of food, drink, and snacks will be available for purchase during the event. Enjoy fries, wings, nachos, ice cream, popcorn, sweets, and drinks while you sit back and enjoy the film.
There will also be an outdoor bar, serving a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Can I bring something to sit on?
There will be hay bales to sit on, but you are more than welcome to bring backrests, chairs, or picnic blankets to watch the film. We recommend you wrap up warm and wear lots of layers – even summer nights can get quite cold.
What happens if it rains?
As we all know, the Great British Summer can be unpredictable, so in the event of rain, film screenings will move indoors to the Gulbenkian Arts Centre cinema (except for Licorice Pizza on Thursday 18 May).
What time does the film start?
The film starts at 21.00, but you are more than welcome to arrive earlier, get comfortable, and order some snacks before the film begins. Food and bar open from 18.00.
Are the screenings accessible?
Access to the site is along level, hard paths.
The cinema area is predominantly level grass, with limited hard standing pathways. In the event of bad weather, mud and puddles are likely.
Please let us know if you require any additional support and our on-site staff members will be more than happy to help.
Are there toilet facilities?
Yes, toilets are available in the Gulbenkian Arts Centre.
Will there be subtitles?
Films will not be shown with subtitles. However, for hearing-impaired guests, we recommend the use of an app called ‘Subtitle Viewer’ where you can search for the film and play the subtitles as the film plays on the big screen.
For more information, please email Daniel Parsons – D.Parsons@kent.ac.uk