Outdoor movie magic returns to Milton Keynes with Great Gatsby screening

Don’t just watch the stars on the big screen; when you book to watch a film with Vintage Open-Air Cinema you get the star treatment too.

The Milton Keynes-based film specialists arrived with a bang last summer, entertaining the masses with showings of classic movie moments including Grease and Withnail and I.

For their first show in 2020 they are stepping back to the 1920s and bringing Leonardo DiCaprio to the screen in The Great Gatsby on April 25.

Forget the rustling sweetie wrappers, mobile phone annoyances and adverts that feature during a trip to the local multiplex, these cinema screenings are much more eventful than that – and for all the right reasons; bringing together live music, star quality and movie magic.

Ticket-holders will be served by usherettes dressed in period costume and a live jazz band will entertain before the curtain goes up and during the intermission.

It’s a Great Gatsby night, so why not look the part yourselves? There will be prizes for the most dapper dressed. Time to don the three-piece suits, neckties and spats (for him) and flapper dresses and cloche hats (for her).

York House garden in Stony Stratford is the pretty setting. All you need to do is choose your seat and prepare to be dazzled.

The red-carpet, curtains, gold posts and festoon lighting will add to the authenticity of an art-deco theatre and while the stars on the screen shine, the stars up above will twinkle.

Hollywood glamour is heading your way and it is a very real experience – in 4D: “You might have popcorn or rice showering down you, and the odd water pistol has been known to shoot!” said organiser Sadie French, who co-runs the venture with artist Luke McDonnell.

Spring is in the air, and a summer of sensational big screen hits are ready to roll; future showings include The Goonies, Bohemian Rhapsody and Back to the Future.

Sadie said: “We believe in movie-magic and we love going the extra mile to give our ticket-holders a night they will remember.

“They will get to settle under the stars in a comfy chair with their loved ones, tucked in with a soft blanket, surrounded by festoon lights; we want guests to be able to fully relax and feel immersed in our nostalgic theatre setting.”

Luke added: “We are buzzing to bring The Great Gatsby to the open air cinema and are pulling out all the stops to make ticket-holders feel like they have been cast back to the 1920s.”

To book for The Great Gatsby Night and to see full listings of upcoming films and booking options visit http://www.voacinema.com/screenings check FB @voacinema or call 07951 625066.

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