JULY, 2017

The Orchard Tea Gardens
Grantchester, Cambridge

Last night we showed a French feature film on the Enchanted Cinema big screen for the first time.  And what a film to start on. The Intouchables.  If you weren’t in the audience, or haven’t already seen it, please watch this film.  It is at once inspiring, touching and dramatic as well as being silly and really, really funny.

One of our favourite things about showing a comedy at Enchanted Cinema is the laugh-out-loud moments in the film.  As the audience watches and experiences the film wearing wireless headsets,  The Orchard Tea Gardens is for the most part silent.  If you didn’t know the event was taking place, you wouldn’t suspect a thing from the outside.  But when there’s a funny moment, that silence is broken by laughter and it is just magical.  A hundred or so giggles breaking silence under the stars in such a a beautiful setting is really something else.

“Don’t give up. Never give up until the fight is over.”

A big thanks to SJ Mortimer, local musician, for performing a magical and soulful acoustic set before the film.  It was also an absolute pleasure to have the lovely people of The Wood Fired Food Co. serving their delicious pizzas all evening.

Unforgettable evenings of outdoor cinema in Cambridge

Summer Season 2017 Tickets here

Cambridge-based film maker Robyn Wilton is selecting the short films that we show before the feature film at each of our events at The Orchard Tea Gardens this summer.  She has teamed up with Channel 4 Random Acts to put together a programme of great independent shorts.  Last night we showed All That Is.  It is an honour and a privilege to showcase young film makers’ work to our lovely Cambridge audiences.

On Sunday evening we’re back for another evening of French cinema under the stars, next with a classic.  Amelie, Ellen’s favourite film.  Big love and thanks for everyone who joined us last night, we hope to see you again very soon.  Team EC x