Past Event: PULP FICTION (18)
The Red Lion
Where better to screen such an iconic film than to the backdrop of the iconic Grantchester Meadows? We popped up again in the beer garden of The Red Lion Grantchester.
The musicians who performed before the screening complimented the Pulp Fiction soundtrack perfectly. The audience dotted between the bar and sitting snuggly on deckchairs.
First up was Cambridge-born Edmund Stubbs who currently gigs between London and Cambridge. Ed’s a good friend of Enchanted Cinema and it was great to have him playing his magical folky music with us in Grantchester.
Musicians from Cambridge’s Unpluggedin Collective followed Ed’s set. A seriously talented local duo, Garance Moonflower and Adam Dean on guitar took us on a beautiful journey through blended genres from hip hop to folk and Tom Petite was up last to serenade the audience into dusk over the meadows. His gravelly voice and foot-stomping had everyone clapping and ready for the evening of Pulp Fiction under the stars to unfold.
A big part of Enchanted Cinema’s ethos as an independent cinema is that we want our big screen to support and showcase the work of local filmmakers as well as the likes of Tarantino. For this event Jonnie Howard made a short film for Enchanted Cinema, Rock, Paper, Cleaver. We were super humbled and honoured for these guys to put together a short specifically for this screening.
Oh The Great British weather! Under June’s stars and rain we had massive love for our enchanting audience for all pulling off our stylish waterproof ponchos so well.
If you were to stand for a while on the other side of the velvet curtains draped between the garden’s cinema and the pub, you’d notice the silence (everyone’s locked into the film through our wireless headsets) would be broken intermittently by giggles and the odd spontaneous sing-along, namely to Chuck Berry’s You Never Can Tell. What a scene!
In these blog posts it’s often hard to describe just how magical an atmosphere is created during an Enchanted Cinema pop-up. From chats at our cinema bar under fairy lights, to moments of collective laughter during scenes that many of us have seen countless times, but for the first time under the stars. We experience and share the beauty of watching a film in the open air, together.
Photos below are taken by Lauren Ridgwell