Our second date of the Jazz Festival presents Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan star in Baz Luhrmann’s modern and typically eccentric double Oscar winning adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby.
Midwest native Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) across the bay from his cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering husband Tom (Joel Edgerton). Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy and as he bears witness to their illusions and deceits, he pens a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy.
“This is fantastically enjoyable, and a blast. It is wild and rampant and thrilling.” – Deborah Ross, The Spectator
Set in the beautiful gardens of The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge’s best local musicians will be getting you in the mood before the screening and will be joined by Kerief Catering who will be serving delicious foods of South Africa and Jamaica, including Jerk Chicken, Bunny Chow and Curry Goat. We also have our brand new bar where BrewBoard will be serving their stunning craft beer, so keep your picnics at home!
Enchanted Cinema is back for its 5th-year of inner-city cinematic magic. They return this year to one of their favourite venues, The Gonville Hotel’s magical gardens, in the centre of our beautiful city.
These guys are all about creating an original and vibrant cinema scene that offers an exciting way to watch a great film. Expect to be wowed by a short film before each screening, magical light installations and live music from local artists. These events are set to be the most magical of the summer.
Team EC has brought together some of the best street food vendors in Cambridge who will be serving up delicious food for Enchanted Cinema ticket holders and there will be an out-door bar and popcorn kiosk along with live music from local musicians until the screening which will begin at sunset for each film.
Seating is not allocated so be sure to arrive in advance to choose your deckchair. We are a rain or shine event so if the Great British weather surprises us and the skies open, we will have waterproof ponchos available and the show will go on!
Sit back in a deckchair, fresh popcorn and a drink in hand, and experience cinema as you never have before this summer…
Running time: 2h 23m
Film starts: 21:15
Event ends: 23:35
Running times are approximate and subject to change.