Brindleyplace reveals films for its first-ever outdoor film festival

Next week Brindleyplace will be hosting its first ever outdoor film festival, looking to attract hundreds of visitors to the ‘childhood favourites’ themed event.

Brindleyplace film festival

(l-r): Ailsa Raine from Brindleyplace, Paul Millington from Cineworld on Broad Street, Birmingham, and Kate Fittall from Brindleyplace.

Boasting a selection of 20 films (all certificate PG or below) – which are now being revealed to the public for the first time – the Brindleyplace Film Festival will take place from Monday 13th August until Tuesday 28th August in Central Square at Brindleyplace.

The highly-anticipated film festival, organised in partnership with Cineworld on Broad Street, will commence with the 80’s classic Back to the Future, with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Mamma Mia, Madagascar, Grease, Shrek and Ghostbusters also set to be screened during the festival.

To add to the cinematic experience, a multitude of take-away offerings will be available from popular restaurants based at Brindleyplace, including popcorn from Bank, lasagne and cannelloni from Cielo, Yaki Soba served by wagamama, pizza and ice cream from Piccolino and spring rolls and prawn fried rice available from Thai Edge.

Kate Fittall, destination marketing manager, GVA, said: “We received a huge number of film suggestions from tenants at Brindleyplace and it was really tough to come up with a shortlist that we thought best showcased people’s favourite films from when they were a young, mixed in with movies that children love today. Hopefully people will see their favourite amongst our selection!

“This is the first time at Brindleyplace that people, both working at and visiting the estate, will be able to come together, grab a takeaway from the local restaurants, and enjoy a classic film in the open air. Having a film festival is something that we have wanted to do for a long time and it’s incredibly exciting to know that in a week’s time it will have all come together and people will be enjoying the show.”

The Brindleyplace Film Festival has been made possible by tenants of the estate who have contributed significant donations in support of the event.

Kate continued: “To have so many of the tenants at Brindleyplace get behind the film festival is just brilliant and I would like to thank everyone for their support.”

Tenants at Brindleyplace have already been making the most of the temporary screen which has been showing the Olympics in Central Square. The Paralympics will also be shown following the film festival.

Films will start at 6pm from Monday to Friday, with two showings, one at 11am and the other at 2pm, on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors to the Brindleyplace Film Festival are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to use whilst watching the films, or use the steps in Central Square as seating.

For more information on film screenings, including timings and film listings visit Listings will also be visible around the estate, ensuring tenants and visitors don’t miss their favourite film.