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Roll up, roll up for a choice of great outdoor movies
Cinema lovers are being invited to cast their vote and choose which films they want to watch under the blue skies and stars of Tamworth in 2020. This year's popular Tamworth Outdoor Cinema event, held in the picturesque grounds of medieval Tamworth Castle, is taking place on Saturday 8 August, with separate screenings at 9pm and midnight. And the choice of which movies to see is being left to local film-buffs, who have until January 31 to cast their votes - just in time for the tickets to go on sale by Valentine's Day, February 14. More than 1,000 movie lovers took to social media and online last year to cast their votes, with Bohemian Rhapsody and Beetlejuice coming out on top from a shortlist of films they would most like to see on a big screen in the great outdoors. As a result, the film selection is again being put out to a public vote, from a shortlist of approved movies.

Tamworth Outdoor Cinema
Cast your vote for Tamworth Outdoor Cinema 2020

Choices for the 9pm film at Tamworth Castle Grounds are:
• Rocketman
The Greatest Showman
Coyote Ugly
Moulin Rouge

Choices for the midnight movie are:
• The Shining
Silence of the Lambs
American Werewolf in London
• The Blair Witch Project

Tamworth Outdoor Cinema
Enjoy cinema in the grounds of Tamworth Castle

The Outdoor Cinema and audience poll is again being organised by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts and Events team as part of the 2020 events programme. Votes can be cast via the Tamworth Arts and Events Facebook page or online at Voting details will also be sent via email to subscribers of Tamworth Arts and Events news. To join the mailing list subscribe here. Councillor John Chesworth, Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: "This will be the eighth year for the Outdoor Cinema and it's just growing in popularity all the time, enjoyed by sell-out crowds each year. People are invited to get involved in the decision-making process and join the public vote again. Tickets will be on sale soon after the results are in, so I'd encourage anyone who would enjoy watching classic movies on a giant screen under the stars, to keep an eye out for details."

Tamworth Castle
Movies in the shadow of Tamworth Castle

The Outdoor Cinema is just one element of a packed programme of outdoor events that has been confirmed for 2020. The full outdoor events programme is available at:
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Why? Get outdoors to enjoy great movies
When: Jan 17 to 31
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Holloway, Tamworth B79 7NA
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