Norwich, United Kingdom: Winning Cult Classic Film to be Shown in an Outdoor Movie Event
Are you a Trekkie, do you want to take a ride to Gotham City or fancy doing some ghost-busting? If the answer to any of the above is yes, you have the chance to help decide which of three cult movies will be shown in an open air cinema screening in Norwich next summer as part of the Lord Mayor's Celebrations. Norwich City Council's cinematic countdown began on January 1 and the contenders for the outdoor movie event are Star Trek, Batman and Ghostbusters, which are marking their 30th, 25th and 20th anniversaries respectively this year. Voting, which is conducted over the internet, closes on Sunday, January 25. The winning film will be screened under the stars at Castle Green, beside Norwich Castle, at 10pm on Friday July 10. Tickets will be priced ВЈ3.50 and will go on sale at the Tourist Information Centre in The Forum from April or May. Last year the high school musical Grease was chosen, proving its enduring popularity 30 years after its release. It won 223 votes, with Beetlejuice receiving 126 and Flashdance 43. Liz Wimms, event co-ordinator, said: We had a fantastic response to last year's poll with almost 400 votes cast and we want people to play their part in getting their favourite film shown at the outdoor movie event. This event is incredibly popular and whichever of these classic movies is chosen, it will make for a memorable summer evening. Norwich City Council first staged an outdoor cinema event as part of the Waterways Festival in 2005 when three films were shown. The following year the Rocky Horror Show was screened at Cow Tower where devotees turned up in full horror gear, and in 2006 Dirty Dancing at Castle Green also proved a hit. To vote, visit www.norwich.gov.uk. Source: "Voting starts for open-air cult film screening" by Sam Williams- Norwich Evening News 24. Read full article at: http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/news/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&category=News&tBrand=ENOnline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED01%20Jan%202009%2012%3A55%3A52%3A357.