Dirty Dancing to be shown at outdoor cinema in Coombe Abbey - The Coventry Observer

15th Aug, 2022

Dirty Dancing to be shown at outdoor cinema in Coombe Abbey

FILM fans will be having the time of their lives when an open air cinema returns to a Warwickshire park showing new releases as well as old favourites.

The new live-action remake of Aladdin, followed by all-time classic Dirty Dancing provides something for everyone when the cinema returns to Coombe Abbey on September 7.

Alfresco Film Company is partnering up with Coombe Abbey once again to bring the cinema to life, following previous success in June.

Aladdin is one of the latest of Disney’s live-action remakes and has made more than $936million worldwide, becoming the third highest grossing film of the year.

The 2019 rendition features Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and is directed by Guy Ritchie.

The remodelled version follows the same storyline and soundtrack as the original so Disney fans will enjoy singing-a-long to their favourite songs including A Whole New World.

Ticketholders will have the time of their life as Patrick Swayze and Jenifer Grey take the screens in the later showing of Dirty Dancing.

The 1987 picture brought us the infamous ‘dirty dancing lift’ and chart-topping single ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’ that won multiple awards including a Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy award.

Aladdin lands his magic carpet in Coombe Abbey at 2.30pm, before Dirty Dancing steals the show at 7.30pm.

Visitors are welcome to bring along picnics for the screenings, but no alcohol due to licensing regulations. There will be a bar set-up serving a selection of drinks, and food and cinema snacks will also be available.

Ron Terry, general Manager at Coombe Abbey Hotel said: “We are so excited to welcome back the Alfresco Film Company for the second time this year.

“The films this time around are again an incredible selection to please everybody, with songs that are bound to have people up singing and dancing. Aladdin is true a family-favourite while Dirty Dancing is an all-time classic.

“You could also make a real day of it at Coombe Abbey and pay a visit to our new tree-top obstacle course, Go Ape. It would be perfect for all the family to brave the heights in our park and then enjoy the magic of the big screen.

“As we bring the summer season to a close, we look forward to seeing everybody there.”

Tickets cost £10 for children under 16 and £14 for adults for each film.

For further information about the event or to book tickets for either of the films visit www.alfrescofilm.co.uk

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