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Great double bill sees Beetlejuice and Queen biopic screened
Hundreds of film fans enjoyed watching movies under the stars as outdoor cinema returned to Tamworth in Staffordshire. Audiences were on their feet singing and dancing under the night sky in Tamworth's picturesque Castle Grounds during the popular Outdoor Cinema event on Saturday 10 August. Despite earlier concerns about the weather, the event went ahead without incident as movie buffs sat down to enjoy the twin screenings of the totally contrasting films, Bohemian Rhapsody and Beetlejuice.
The large number of movie-lovers were rocked during the 9pm sell-out showing of the multi-award winning 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody film, charting the life of singer Freddie Mercury and the band Queen. The film had people on their feet singing and dancing as they enjoyed the legendary killer Queen music. This was quickly followed later the same evening by a silent midnight screening of 1988 cult classic film Beetlejuice. Now in its seventh year, the annual Outdoor Cinema, organised by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts & Events team, has become a firm favourite in the town's calendar of events and is often a sell-out success. The 2019 offering, with films that were again chosen through a public vote, also went down well with the crowds.
Councillor John Chesworth, Tamworth Borough Council's Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: "The summer outdoor cinema experience has been a real hit since it was launched seven years ago and, by the sounds of it, this year was no exception. The Arts & Events team again pulled out all the stops to put on another evening of summer entertainment, with food and drink on hand, in the beautiful setting of Tamworth Castle Grounds. I'm already excited to find out what next year's film choices will be." For the full programme of outdoor events organised by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts & Events team, visit www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk or Tamworth Arts and Events on Facebook.