Make a date for the Silent Cinema at St Martin’s Courtyard, London – dates in September and October
5 things to know about the Silent Cinema at St Martin’s Courtyard
St Martin’s Courtyard is proud to bring back London’s hottest ticket; Silent Cinema. The courtyard will be transformed into an open-‐air movie theatre to showcase a series of British films, set in and directed by the UK. A full sized cinema screen will pop-‐up for three nights under the stars during September showing a variety of iconic films representing the many facets of British cinema.
Best of British will run on Tuesday 29th September, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 1st October. Choose between the hilarious horror ‘Cornetto’ comedy Shaun of the Dead starring comical genius’ Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Tuesday 29th September), romantic drama Atonement with the beautiful Kiera Knightly and James McAvoy (Wednesday 30th September), or the life changing dance drama classic Billy Elliot (Thursday 01st October). Registration opens at 6pm and film starts at 7:30pm with a variety of themed live entertainment before the main feature. Look out for Zombies roaming the courtyard, 1940s soldiers and usherettes and a special performance from the cast of Billy Elliot.
Tickets are free and will be allocated through an online prize draw at http://www.stmartinscourtyard.co.uk. Winners will be contacted one week prior to the screening and the ticket entities you and a plus one to the screening. If you’re not one of the lucky ones to win a pair of tickets, don’t panic -‐ a small allocation will be available on a first come first served basis each night in the courtyard. Additionally, to guarantee one of the best seats in the house, you can also book in advance for dinner and a movie al-‐fresco style at one of the many international restaurants in the courtyard. Choose from contemporary Thai restaurant Suda, British casual dining restaurant Bill’s, Italian favourite’s Jamie’s Italian and Dalla Terra that will all have headsets provided for diners who wish to dine under the stars with a specially curated pre-‐theatre menu and optional take-‐away boxed to enjoy infront of the big screen.
Wireless headphones will be given to the 140 lucky winners for each screening and a cinema experience wouldn’t be the same without a selection of tasty treats to nibble on. The ticket includes free sweets, popcorn and a selection of soft drinks. Remember to bring blankets for snuggling and an umbrella just in case of a sudden September downpour! There is also an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see Billy Elliot the musical with a raffle with London’s leading homelessness charity The Connection.
VIP tickets are available online at www.stmartinscourtyard.co.uk now and general tickets will be live from the beginning of September.