Chewbacca and James Bond will be making an appearance at Brindleyplace this summer as part of the annual Film Festival, taking place between 12 and 21 July in Central Square.
Celebrating ‘Best of British’, this year’s line-up includes a gold heist in the form of The Italian Job, a spoonful of sugar from Mary Poppins and David Bowie’s cult classic, Labryinth, in addition to Spectre and Star Wars episode VII: The Force Awakens.
The line up was chosen online by people who were able to vote for their favourite British film. In total, nine films will be will be shown, all free for the general public to attend. Evening screenings will start from 6pm (5pm on Sunday) alongside two earlier showings over the weekend, starting at 11.45am on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday.
The mega blockbuster, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (the majority of which was filmed here in the UK) received the most votes overall and will consequently be shown on Saturday 16 July at 6pm.
Alex Perrins, marketing executive at Brindleyplace, said:
Over 50 films made the shortlist and we are thrilled with the amount of votes we had from the general public. Birmingham has spoken and, as a result, we’ve got a great line-up of British films.
In addition to the Film Festival, Brindleyplace will also be screening the live finals of Wimbledon on the outdoor screen in Central Square on Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July.
A limited number of seat pads and blankets will be available during the Film Festival, provided by Brindleyplace. Attendees are also encouraged to bring along their own picnic blankets and arrive early to secure the best seating places.
Most of the films being shown are family-friendly but people are encourage to check the timetable and film certifications before heading out to the Film Festival this summer.[separator type=”thick”]
Tuesday 12 July – 6pm – The Italian Job (12)
Thursday 14 July – 6pm – Les Misérables (12)
Friday 15 July – 6pm – Labyrinth (U)
Saturday 16 July – 11.45am – Mary Poppins (U)
Saturday 16 July – 6pm – Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (12A)
Sunday 17 July – 12pm – Paddington (PG)
Sunday 17 July – 5pm – Dad’s Army (PG)
Tuesday 19 July – 6pm – Lady in the Van (12A)
Thursday 21 July – 6pm – Spectre (12A)