Flickerama is a brand new outdoor British summer festival that’s all about the movies! Set in the beautiful grounds of Great Tew, Oxfordshire from August 14-16, films to be screened include Back To The Future & Jaws.
The brainchild of Tom Lawes (film director and owner of The Electric in Birmingham, Britain’s oldest working cinema and one of the country’s leading independent cinemas), Flickerama is the world’s first greenfields film festival and brings the spirit of the summer music festival to the world of cinema.
“Having worked in the film industry for over twenty years, I have seen a real growing trend for outdoor event cinema,” says Tom Lawes. “And these often seem to be one-off events around a single film. Flickerama takes this idea to the next level, by creating a film festival that’s an actual festival – screening a three day programme of fantastic films with the added attractions of themed events, workshops and lots of delicious eating and drinking facilities on site. Plus plenty of room for camping and lazing around while taking in the views! Flickerama will be an event for film lovers where everything is in one place, in a beautiful environment,” said Tom.
Flickerama is destined to set new standards for summer fun and entertainment for everyone; an entertaining mix of brand new films, interactive film events, live music, workshops, film memorabilia, and much more. Alongside the MAIN STAGE, with its huge, specially designed outdoor screen, there are indoor seated marquees with different film themes such as the SHOCK AND GORE horror tent and the glamorous BOUTIQUE SCREEN complete with full cocktail bar.
In addition to the fabulous movies on show, Flickerama will be holding a number of fabulous audience events alongside screenings:
A dress-up-and-jive 1950s ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARTY will be followed by a very special 30th anniversary screening of BACK TO THE FUTURE with music performed live by the brilliant orchestra, Cinematic Sinfonia.
THE MASQUERADE BALL follows a screening of Jim Henson’s LABYRINTH, the 1986 musical adventure fantasy starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly; audience members will be encouraged to dress up and dazzle with a prize going to the most glamorous costume.
DUDE NIGHT – a BIG LEBOWSKI party complete with bowling, White Russians (the sweet cocktail with vodka, coffee liqueur and cream) and a screening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1998 crime caper THE BIG LEBOWSKI featuring a towering performance by Jeff Bridges as slacker Jeffrey ‘THE DUDE’ Lebowski.
The Original Blues Brothers Band will perform their classic set of dirty-down boogie before a screening of THE BLUES BROTHERS, John Landis’ seminal 1980 musical comedy starring the inimitable duo of Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi. Shades, pork pie hats and attitude are likely to be in evidence…
Neil Brand, the UK’s leading silent cinema pianist, composer and BBC broadcaster will be performing to classic silent movies throughout the festival.
There will be a host of family events for children of all ages in THE LITTLE FILM CLUB tent such as an epic FROZEN singalong, Super Hero Disco and learning how to make Dr Who sound effects with the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Camping and glamping, pop-up street food stalls, cocktails, real ale bars and much more complete the festival experience.
Friday August 14th £55/ £20
Saturday August 15th £85/£25
Sunday August 16th £55/£20
Weekend tickets: Adults/£119; kids (5-17)/£35 (children under 5: free)
VIP tickets: £169/£55
Special Offer: If standard tickets are purchased before May 31st, they will automatically be upgraded to VIP tickets which include VIP parking, camping and fast track entry and priority seating to all indoor events.