Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Line Up for Fal River Festival's Film Evenings Announced

Flim on the Fal
The full line up for the film evenings, which we see the King Harry Ferry turned into a floating cinema as part of the Fal River Festival, has been announced.

Film on the Fal, which has been organised by Event Cornwall to coincide with the nine-day festival, will see five films being screened across four nights.

The special showings kick off on Sunday, May 24, in Events Square, Falmouth, with a double bill of Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl, and Anchorman (The Legend of Ron Burgundy).

The action then moves to the King Harry Ferry for three evenings starting on Tuesday, May 26, with the Poseidon Adventure.

That will be followed on Wednesday, May 27, with Pirates of the Caribbean 2 – Dead Man’s Chest, and the classic movie, Jaws, on Thursday, May 28.

“We’re really excited about screening three films of the King Harry Ferry,” said Event Cornwall director, Claire Eason-Bassett, “I think the atmosphere on the ferry once it has moored in the middle of Fal at night, especially with the Poseidon Adventure and Jaws, will be fantastic. They’ll make evenings to remember, and what’s even more exciting is that we’ve found out that Robert Shaw, who plays shark hunter Quint in Jaws, went to Truro School.”

Running from 22 - 31 May, this year’s Fal River Festival will feature over 130 events which organisers believe will attract over 30,000 people.

Fal River Festival director, Toby Budd, said: “The film screenings are going to be something for all the family to get involved with and we’re really pleased to be working with Event Cornwall on them.

“Turning the King Harry Ferry into a floating cinema is going to be a memorable event and one which the people who see it will always remember. And what makes it even more special is that we think, that instead of a drive-in, we’re going to have Cornwall’s first sail-in.”

Tickets cost £8 and £4 and can be purchased from Hall for Cornwall box office on 01872 262466.

For more information on Fal River Festival contact Toby Budd on 01872 863132.

5 Screenings of Classic Films in Falmouth & on the King Harry Ferry as part of the Fal River Festival:

Sunday 24th May

Events Square Screenings

6.30pm - Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl

Join rogue pirate Captain Jack Sparrow and young Will Turner on their quest across the high seas to search for the love of Will’s life, Elizabeth Swann. On the way they must battle the world’s most treacherous pirates to save her – but there is more at stake and all could be lost unless the ultimate sacrifice is made. Bring your parrot and cutlass – you could be in for a rough ride.

9.00pm - Anchorman (The Legend of Ron Burgandy)

When Ron Burgandy’s status as the highest rated anchorman in San Diego is threatened by ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone, he is at first willing to play along – as long as she only pursues newstories of ‘female interest’! But it soon becomes clear that Veronica isn’t willing to settle for covering cat fashion shows, and cooking – and she has her ambitions set on Ron’s seat at the newsdesk. Get ready to witness more than just the battle of the sexes – this means war.

King Harry Ferry Screenings

An exciting chance to see some classic films in the unique setting of the King Harry Ferry. All films start at 22.00 and parking is available at Trelissick Gardens with access down the road to the Ferry. Please bring portable chairs
and warm clothing. Bar and sweets concession available on the Ferry.

Tuesday 26th May – The Poseidon Adventure

When a tidal wave hits the Poseidon ocean liner, only a handful of passengers survive the force of the water – and led by Frank Scott they must attempt to climb their way to safety. Enjoy the film, and make sure you’re sitting comfortably – you wouldn’t want to rock the boat.

Wednesday 27th May - Pirates of the Caribbean 2 – Dead Man’s Chest

Another swashbuckling installment from Captain Jack Sparrow . Reminded that he owes a blood debt to Davy Jones, captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman, Captain Jack must enlist the help of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann to save his soul – but to do this they must join him on another perilous adventure.

Thursday 28th May - Jaws

This cult classic sees the beautiful beach resort of Amity Island shattered by what lurks beneath the water. It is up to Police Chief Brody, fisherman Quint, and marine biologist Hooper to hunt down the 200 Pound White Shark, before the waters turn red with blood once more. Just don't look over the edge – who knows what lurks beneath.

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