Open-air screenings to return

The Sound of Music is one of the films being planned for outdoor showi ng
The Sound of Music is one of the films being planned for outdoor showi ng

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IT’S BACK! After a seven year break, the Portsmouth Film Society are re-opening their outdoor cinema.

Visitors can expect to see a variety of much loved musicals, sci-fis, comedies and family films in what is being described as a ‘superior film watching experience’.

These open-air screenings will be held at various locations across the city throughout the summer.

The PFS coordinator Aysegul Epengin said: ‘We are proud to provide these events in Southsea on the seafront. Our recently acquired large inflatable “Airscreen” screen allows us to show films for up to 500 people.”

‘We do not have a sponsor for our events but some very good support from local organisations, and our costs are high, so a big “thank you” to the people that have bought tickets in advance, especially local residents who are keenly awaiting our Canoe Lake screenings.’

A screening of Tommy has had to be postponed until September which Mr Epengin said was a shame, but he hoped people would be patient despite having to wait a little bit longer.

Three of the musicals being shown, including the original Willy Wonka, The Sound of Music, and West Side Story, will even feature the voices of students from The Fine Voice Academy.

Some of the highly anticipated films include the The 1971 adaptation of Antony Burgess’s novel, A Clockwork Orange, The 1984 version of Star Trek III, The Search for Spock and, Monty Python’s Life of Brian. Other films are still to be announced.

Tickets range from £8 to £25. For more information on screenings, and to book tickets, visit