|Me & David, waiting for the sun to go down...|
Luna Flix. They were putting on a few outdoor films at Stanwick Lakes, one of which was to be “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” (a film I love) and had it not been for my heart attack at the time, I’d have gone.
Well, Luna Flix are running another programme this summer, up until early September and when my friend David & I went through the list, we realised we’d like to go and see most of the films - especially the first, “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” which, we both realised, we hadn’t seen for at least ten years and couldn’t remember big chunks of it.
|David sets up camp|
|I hadn't eaten Space Raiders in years. They were very nice...|
With the night fully dark and the geese flying on the lake, the film began and we were all immediately wrapped up in it. For me, it held up really well (though some of the effects shots suffered in HD), I loved the atmosphere and I loved looking up from Doug Trumbull’s starfield on the screen to the stars above us. All in all, it was a fantastic experience.
By the time the film ended (around 11.15pm) it was cold (losing weight and taking blood thinning tablets isn’t a good combination for keeping warm) but we headed back to the car, chatting away and both of us agreed it was a great evening. There are plenty of upcoming films in the programme we want to see - some just the two of us, some with our families - and if this is what the outdoor cinema experience is like, I want more of it!
And I am really, really looking forward to watching “An American Werewolf In London” at the end of July. Can you imagine it…?
If you’re local, check out the schedule here and pop along, it’s great fun.