Going to the cinema is getting stylish again this summer, as pop up event company Cult Screens and boutique hotel chain Malmaison have teamed up for six weeks of film magic in Oxford, up high and under the stars at the city’s only rooftop cocktail bar, part of the former gaol now known as Malmaison.
The cinema will open its doors for the first time on 6th June and be running every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for six weeks. The season includes some of the best films ever made and kicking things off are Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Argo and Back to the Future. Over the following weeks, cult favorites such as The Lost Boys, Labyrinth and The Big Lebowski will be making an appearance, as well as timeless classics including Casablanca, Amelie and Cinema Paradiso. There is also a screening of the British crime caper The Italian Job, filmed on location at the hotel and starring three of Oxfords most famous sons, the mini Cooper.
The films will all be projected in high definition onto a big screen and guests will listen through individual wireless headphones. With deck chairs or bean bags to sit on, fantastic cocktails, an amazing BBQ, crunchy nachos, mini desserts, ice creams, and even a blanket to snuggle under, Oxford’s newest cinema experience promises to be a long way from the modern multiplex. The bar will be open throughout the evening with the cinema opening at 8.45pm and films starting after sunset, at around 9.30pm.
For all the food and movie lovers, there will be an amazing pre-cinema dinner available at the hotel’s Brasserie, which will be offering its special menu themed around the film title.
For reservations at the Brasserie or to book your own cell for the night and get locked up in style from £150 (room only), please visit www.malmaison.com. Tickets are £12.50 and are available along with full listings by visiting www.cultscreens.co.uk.
Venue: Malmaison, New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY
Event Date: 6th June 2013 – 13th July 2013