An updated version of the infamous tale of love starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes directed by Baz Luhrmann, all In the perfect, unforgettable, unmissable setting of The Gonville Hotel.
Baz Luhrmann helped adapt this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.
“Director Baz Luhrmann’s whirling dervish adaptation of the classic tale of “Romeo & Juliet” is replete with glowing surfaces, quick-cutting action, and a soundtrack that bites.” – Common Sense Media
We will be joined by Cambridge’s amazing local musicians, who will be getting you into the mood before the screening starts. In addition, Chihuahuas will be serving up delicious modern Mexican street food. 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 10m
Film starts: 21:15
Event ends: 23:15