Schedule revealed for Brindleyplace film festival

With just a couple of weeks to go until the Brindleyplace Film Festival, organisers have revealed the schedule – as voted for by members of the public.

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Following a record number of over 3,500 votes, it has been revealed that the Film Festival – which this year boasts a theme of 80s vs 90s – will kick off with Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic E.T. Other films on the schedule include Top Gun, Mrs Doubtfire, Aladdin and Dirty Dancing.

The week-long festival will take place between Monday 7 and Sunday 13 July, with one film shown each evening at 6pm, followed by two films on both Saturday and Sunday (the first at 12pm and the second at 4pm).

Last year, the annual festival attracted an additional 10,000 people to Brindleyplace making it the most popular of the estate’s summer events. The Film Festival is free and open to everyone. Lydia Ellis, marketing manager at Brindleyplace, said: “We are overwhelmed with the amount of votes we received, with so many people wanting to make sure that their favourite film is shown at this year’s Film Festival. It was a tough competition between 80s and 90s, with Mrs Doubtfire just a few votes in front of E.T. In addition to our suggested films, we also asked people for any other films they wanted us to show and, thanks to the sheer number of requests we received for Dirty Dancing and Ghost, I’m pleased to announce that both of these popular films will be shown as well.

“To add to the cinematic experience, we will also be offering free popcorn on a first come first served basis to people watching the films. Additionally, a selection of the restaurants at Brindleyplace will be offering take-away food during the festival.”

The take-away menu for the Film Festival includes mini hotdogs from Café Opus, burritos, nachos and tortilla chips and dips from Chillacas, burgers from Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Thai green curry, satay chicken and spring rolls from Thai Edge.