In celebration of the arrival of the sunshine and as a way for you to experience the Spirit of Summer range in the perfect setting, we have teamed up with M&S to host a series of outdoor screenings across the UK. We’ll be showing the Bill Murray comedy The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, sultry romance Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! and the Audrey Hepburn classic Roman Holiday. These will take place in beautiful outdoor locations where you can enjoy the movies as the sun sets, all whilst being served highlights from the Spirit of Summer range and enjoying a sparkling Peach Frizzante (and the odd Percy Pig).
20 July, London: The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Bill Murray stars in Wes Anderson’s delightful comedy about a slightly cracked oceanographer who has dedicated his life to exacting revenge on the jaguar shark (which may not actually exist) that ate his dear friend while they were filming a documentary. Like a much gentler Jaws… sort of. The amazing cast also includes Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum and Angelica Huston. Like all Wes Anderson films, it’s full of whimsy, beautiful imagery and people in very silly costumes. Honestly like nothing else you’ve ever seen.
27 July, London: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Based on the bestseller by Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin tells the story of a love triangle between a fisherman, his wife and the local Italian commander the woman falls for when her husband goes off to fight in the Second World War. John Madden, who made the mega-hit Shakespeare In Love, directs the Oscar-winning triumvirate of Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz and Christian Bale. The setting is beautiful, the people equally so. All in all it’s an absolutely perfect movie to watch on a balmy evening.
3 August, Birmingham: Mamma Mia!
A rare chance to see the absolute smash-hit Abba musical on the big screen. The songbook of the Swedish pop icons is used to tell the story of a young woman trying to find out the identity of her father, just days before she’s due to get married. With the likes of Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Pierce Brosnan belting out massive tunes, including Dancing Queen and The Winner Takes It All, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and liable to cause a spontaneous sing-along.
10 August, Liverpool: Roman Holiday
Audrey Hepburn won an Oscar for her role in this classic rom-com. She plays an Italian princess, Ann, who decides she wants to know what it’s like to live as a normal person. Princess Ann sneaks off for a day with a reporter, played by Gregory Peck, to see how the real people live and, naturally, they fall in love. It’s charm from beginning to end, with Peck and Hepburn a very stylish pair. It will make you want to instantly book a holiday to Italy (which you should definitely do – it’s absolutely lovely).