As outdoor cinema-screenings start to pop-up all over the country, and importantly Devon and Cornwall for us down here, this is surely the perfect place in Cornwall to watch some absolutely classic titles! Led by the team behind Europe’s original surf publication, Wavelength, they’ve announced this week the summer’s line-up which will screen from atop the clifftop at Watergate Bay, Cornwall, overlooking the sea.
Kicking off the cinematic-summer line-up on the Boardmasters festival site is Blue Juice with star Sean Pertwee attending the launch on July 24th! Fittingly celebrating its 25th birthday this year, the film is described as ‘mind candy for those who like surfing and Cornwall, the film stars Sean Pertwee, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ewan McGregor. It follows a small, but hardy, group of British surfing enthusiasts who have learned to make the best of the flat waves and low tides of their homeland.
From Friday 31st July, on five consecutive Friday evenings, they’ll be showing the 1991 action-crime film Point Break, starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey. Full of energetic sequences and surf culture, the legendary Reeves plays football star-turned-FBI agent who goes undercover as a surfer to track down a gang of bank robbers. If you’ve never seen it, this is the best way to track down a true classic!
Taking cinemagoers back to 1994, Saturday 1st August will air the Quentin Tarantino masterpiece, Pulp Fiction. Then, on Sunday 2nd August, for three consecutive Sunday evenings, the widely-loved Fisherman’s Friends band will be exclusively showcasing their story from tiny Cornish fishing village to global stardom, performing their world-famous shanties live from the clifftops before the 2019 movie airs.
The band will be in will be singing live on stage for one hour before each screening to the backdrop of Watergate Bay and with their folk repertoire coming through car stereos via a special frequency. These performances are the only ones in the band’s summer schedule with their usual Port Isaac performances and festivals, events and appearances cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s also the iconic musical Grease, 2001 documentary film, Dogtown and Z-Boys, plus Back to the Future
With space for over 200 cars and vans, The Wavelength Drive-In Cinema Series is an extension of Wavelength’s highly popular ‘Cinema Club’ which has seen a series of over 25 sold-out surf cinema events across London and the UK over the last 18 months.
Pre-registration for tickets is now open!
You can make either individual or ‘bubbled car’ bookings via wavelengthmag.com/drive-in-cinema
Full line up:
Friday 24 July Blue Juice
Saturday 25 July Blue Juice
Sunday 26 July Blue Juice
Friday 31 July – POINT BREAK
Saturday 1 August – Pulp Fiction
Sunday 2 August FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS
Friday 7 August – POINT BREAK
Saturday 8 August – Grease
Sunday 9 August – FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS
Friday 14 August – POINT BREAK
Saturday 15 August – Pulp Fiction
Sunday 16 August – FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS
Friday 21 Aug – POINT BREAK
Saturday 22 Aug – Pulp Fiction
Sunday 23 Aug – Dogtown and Z-Boys
Friday 28 Aug – POINT BREAK
Saturday 29 Aug – Back to the Future
Sunday 30 August – Grease
Friday 4 September – Dogtown and Z-Boys
Saturday 5 September – TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sunday 6 September – TO BE ANNOUNCED