Showcase Cinemas Partners with Luna Cinema + Beloved Icons Keith Lemon & Paddy McGuinness For Live ‘MovieFest’ Event
Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness will feature in brand-new LIVE EVENT
Four exclusive events taking place this summer at Knebworth House and Tatton Park
Duo will present live before a screening of the classic film Dirty Dancing
BRITISH comedy duo, Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuiness are set to deliver their exciting new outdoor live cinema concept, MovieFest, this August.
The pair, in conjunction with Showcase Cinemas and The Luna Cinema, will host a series of exclusive events screening the 80s classic, Dirty Dancing at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire on 16th and 17th August and 30th and 31st in Tatton Park, Cheshire.
In a celebration of 80’s cinema at its best, the duo will imagine themselves running a video shop, where they will draw on movies from the decade of shoulder pads and spandex. MovieFest launches this summer with the two kicking things off with the Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey classic musical. As part of the event, audiences will get to enjoy a traditional outdoor cinema experience from The Luna Cinema, screening the film itself on the UK’s highest definition outdoor LED screen. Each screening will involve a special twist – where we see Paddy and Keith return to the stage in a surprise finale and post-screening party.
MovieFest is in association with Showcase Cinemas, which first arrived in the UK more than 30 years ago and now has 21 Showcase and Cinema de Lux sites across the UK. As well as screening Hollywood blockbusters, the national chain is well-known for its Flashback and Event Cinema screenings.
Mark Barlow, General Manager, Showcase Cinemas UK said “We are super excited to be working alongside Keith & Paddy as they launch their brilliant new MovieFest concept. They love films just as much as we do and we know it’s going to be a laugh out loud series of events. We’re passionate about delivering the very best immersive cinema experiences and Dirty Dancing has so many classic lines and memorable moments that it’s the perfect choice to be brought to life in this fun-packed event.”
Paddy McGuinness said “Keith and I literally cannot wait to take to the stage. We are the biggest fans of classic 80’s cinema and are already looking forward to the next cinematic masterpieces we can lovingly pay tribute to! This summer it’s all about having the Time Of Your Life at MovieFest. Let the Dirty see the Dancing!”
Keith Lemon said “Really excited about MovieFest! In the past I’ve projected onto a bed sheet in me garden, but this is gonna be a next level! And with me good mate Paddy McGuinness! First film we’re hosting is Dirty Dancing. There’s gonna be food and drink, we’re gonna have music! It’s gonna be a wicked party! And party is my middle name. Well it in’t really, it’s Ian.”
George Wood, Founder of The Luna Cinema, said “We’re so excited to announce this partnership and for the first time to be blending open air cinema with a live comedy experience – with two of the biggest and funniest tv personalities in the country. We know that fans of Keith and Paddy are going to absolutely love seeing them perform together live in this unique setting. Over the years we have seen demand grow for experience led events – people want to spend their free time doing things that really are a bit bonkers, such as watching Jaws in a dinghy at an open air lido, recreating key moments from their favourite TV show, or in this instance, paying homage to an 80s classic in the company of two of the best known faces from entertainment in the country.”
Ticket Set-up for "Keith and Paddy’s MovieFest"
Knebworth House, Herts
16th and 17th August
Doors: 6:30pm // Event End: 10:30pm
Tatton Park, Cheshire
30th and 31st August
Doors” 6:30pm // Event End: 10:30pm
Ticket price inc booking fees: £29.50
Ticket price inc booking fees: £42.00
Notes: Premium tickets include the use of a luxury Showcase fully customisable recliner seat positioned at the front of the audience arena, plus fast access queuing at bar and on entry and a complimentary drink at the bar
Ticket price inc booking fees: £75.00
Notes: VIP tickets include the luxury Showcase fully customisable recliner seat in prime position, as well as fast track queuing for entry and bar, a VIP lanyard plus meet and greet backstage with Keith and Paddy
Showcase and Showcase Cinema de Lux are owned and operated by National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 932 screens in the US, UK, Brazil and Argentina. National Amusements delivers a superior entertainment experience under its Showcase, Showcase Cinema de Lux, Multiplex and UCI brands.
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About The Luna Cinema
The Luna Cinema was founded in 2008 by George Wood with a showing of Some Like It Hot at Dulwich Park in South London. In 2019 it will bring more than 175 screenings to over 65 outdoor locations around the UK, using two touring screens. Location capacity ranges from 300 to 3000, with a total of 275,000 tickets available.