Each summer we put up a big screen in the garden and play a classic movie. We supply transmitters, you bring your headphones to plug into them, and you hear the soundtrack without the sound disturbing other residents. In past years we’ve had wonderful evenings watching Some Like It Hot, Dial M For Murder, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Life of Brian and Vertigo. This year it’s the much loved Italian classic Cinema Paradiso. One of the most popular European movies of all time, it won a host of awards on its release in 1990 including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and 5 BAFTA’s, unprecedented for a non English language film.
It’s on Saturday 31st August, and starts when darkness falls, which should be around 8.30pm. To cover costs we charge £10 per ticket, and you can buy them on this web page.
Feel free to bring your friends, we need about 90 people to break even. If it’s a nice evening, you can picnic in the gardens beforehand, and if the weather turns against us we can cancel on the Saturday morning and either reschedule or refund people’s tickets. If the past is any guide, get in early for your tickets as they sell pretty quickly !
Shakespeare in the (formosa) garden
For the last 2 years Shakespeare in the Squares have put on memorable productions of Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It in our garden. This year they move to our neighbouring Formosa Garden but Crescent Garden residents can still get tickets. The production is of A Midsummer Nights Dream, and will be staged on Wednesday 10th July. You can get tickets using this link, and the gates to Formosa adjacent to 32 Castellain Road will be open for ticketholders on the night.
Each year the Committee puts on a massive fireworks display and bonfire on Fireworks Night. This year it will take place on Saturday 2nd November. More details will be available on this page closer to the date.