Film4 announce film feast

Okay, so maybe it’s a little sticky on the tube and perhaps by the time you get to work it’s like you’ve been standing in Niagara Falls, fully clothed.

But one superb upside to all this heat is that you can take advantage of the summer nights by enjoying movies – outside!

Film4 are running a second season of their Summer Screen event and the movies are simply corkin’! Set in the grounds of Somerset House, with widescreen, surround sound, cafes and the stunning courtyard, it certainly beats your mate's front room with a noisy fan and a bottle of warm beer.

Polly Cochrane, Channel 4’s Director of Marketing said: “In a year when we are relaunching Film4 as a free service, our commitment to film has never been stronger and we are delighted to be partnering Somerset House to provide film-lovers with this truly unique experience.”

Tickets are £12.50 (plus a booking fee) and the event runs from 10 to 19 August.

Here's the impressive roster of movies for this summer:

Thursday 10 August
North by North West (PG)
Screened in association with the BFI
Cary Grant stars in Alfred Hitchock’s exquisitely plotted thriller.

Friday 11 August
School of Rock (PG) & Nacho Libre (12A)
Special Screening
Back-to-back Jack Black.

Saturday 12 August
The Shining (18)
Jack Nicholson stars in Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic.

Sunday 13 August
The Outsiders (PG)
Francis Ford Coppola’s teen epic with Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez and ‘Karate Kid’ Ralph Macchio.

Tuesday 15 August
The Night Of The Hunter (12)
Screened in association with the BFI
Starring Robert Mitchum as one of the most memorable characters in cinema history.

Wednesday 16 August
Howl’s Moving Castle (U)
Be transported to the magical animated world of Hayao Miyazaki.

Thursday 17 August
Brazil (15)
Terry Gilliam’s Orwellian nightmare world. Starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Michael Palin.

Friday 18 August
Starship Troopers (15) & Aliens (18)
Non-stop sci-fi action: Paul Verhoeven's man vs. bug classic and James Cameron's relentlessly exciting rollercoaster.

Saturday 19 August
The Big Lebowski (18)
The Coen Brothers favourite starring Jeff Bridges.

For more details and to book online, click here .

Or call Ticketmaster on 0870 4000 603.

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