St Martin's Courtyard Becomes Open Air Cinema for Mini International Film Festival


Last Updated: July 23, 2012 4:29 pm GMT
(London, UK--July 23, 2012) St Martin’s Courtyard is proud to present this summer’s hottest ticket; Silent Cinema will transform the courtyard into an open air movie theatre. A full sized cinema screen will pop-up for two days in August showing great movies for free in the heart of London.

Be transported to India on Wednesday 8th August when the mini international film festival opens with an enchanting and colourful performance from a Bollywood dance troupe to set the scene for a well-loved film set in India. St Martin’s Courtyard’s very own Bombay café Dishoom will be serving warming naughty chai made with Baileys or whisky from a pop-up bar.

On Thursday 9th August, a charming Italian favourite will be screened at 8pm. To complement the movie, Italian enoteca Dalla Terra will bring a taste of Italy to the courtyard with picnics of fine Italian cheeses and hams.

Silent Cinema is beautifully simple: you wear wireless headphones to watch classic films on a full size cinema screen. 100 free tickets are available for each screening - the first ever free Silent Cinema event to take place in central London. If you’re not one of the lucky ones to win a pair of tickets, be one of the first to arrive on the night and there will be a number of tickets available for each screening on a first come first served basis.

To guarantee one of the best seats in the house, book in advance for dinner and a movie at one of the St Martin’s Courtyard restaurants. Contemporary Thai restaurant Suda, British café /restaurant Bill’s and Italian enoteca Dalla Terra will all be serving up special menus on their al fresco tables. For a set price which includes a headset you can enjoy dinner and drinks whilst you sit back and watch the film.

A cinema experience wouldn’t be the same without treats to nibble on whilst watching the film. Enjoy cones of Thai calamari from the Suda usherettes, ice cold beer and hedgerow fizz cocktails from Bill’s bar, and free gourmet popcorn for all.

St Martin’s Courtyard is Covent Garden’s newest shopping and dining destination with a unique mix of fashion, beauty and lifestyle boutiques and flagships and six international restaurants. Many shops will be open until 8pm for a pre screening shopping spree and many of the restaurants will be offering late supper deals after the film is finished.

For a chance to get hold of a pair of tickets, visit Winners will be contacted one week prior to the screening. For live updates, follow St Martin’s Courtyard on twitter @smccoventgarden.


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