Past Event: THE GREAT GATSBY (12A)



The Orchard Tea Gardens
Grantchester, Cambridge

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.  We never thought that a film could do such a classic novel justice, but just as Luhrmann gave a new, modern and refreshing breath of life to Romeo + Juliet, he has created something of a masterpiece from Fitzgerald’s story in this instant classic.

A story full of luxury, debauchery, glitz and glamour. Dickie de Vere and the Dorchester Mavericks couldn’t have been a more perfect fit for the surroundings and nature of the evening.  Much Prosecco was enjoyed and the band who describe themselves as ‘a jolly good vintage’ played a fun and very ‘20s set.

Outdoor cinema at The Orchard Tea Gardens, Cambridge

Photograph by @EnchantedCinema

Kura Kura were back serving their delicious Sri Lankan and South Indian curries.  We have loved working with these guys this summer.  It’s great to collaborate with another independent business so passionate about what they do!  We look forward to having Kura Kura feeding Enchanted Cinema goers in the future.

“And I like large parties.  They’re so intimate.  At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”

Cambridge filmmaker Robyn Wilton is selecting the independent short films that we show before each of the features at our events this summer at The Orchards.  We showed One Diving One Falling directed by Harry Cauty before The Great Gatsby.  This gorgeous short reflects on a time when women were considered to have a mental illness for expressing themselves creatively through dance.  This film explores vulnerability, delusion and insanity, combined with passion, artistry and beauty.

One Diving One Falling is a First Acts commission and is one a series of First Acts Short films presented by Screen South and the Ignition Network, in partnership with Random Acts and Arts Council England.  We are super proud to support talented young creatives aged 16-24 who deliver bold expressions of creativity in these 3 minute long short films.  We hope the audience last night enjoyed seeing work from the next generation of artists/filmmakers!


We can’t quite believe that the Enchanted Cinema Summer Season at The Orchard Tea Gardens Grantchester is over.  However we couldn’t have asked for a higher note to end on, or a more lovely audience to share the evening with.  Thank you to everyone who has joined us this summer and who joined us for The Great Gatsby.  We hope we see you again very soon.

Big love from Team EC x

P.S. It’s not all over!  Join us for yet more enchanting cinema at The Biergarten Film Festival next weekend, book your ticket here.

Unforgettable evenings of outdoor cinema in Cambridge

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