Hardwick Hall Hosts...
Tuesday 21st August
As the summer holidays draw to a close, Hardwick Hall is the stunning setting for two ‘Summer Nights’ outdoor film screenings; War Horse on Friday 31st August and Casablanca on Saturday 1st September.
War Horse (12A) is a literary adaptation based on the children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo in a story of the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. Set against the backdrop of World War I, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets. War Horse can be seen at Hardwick Hall on Friday 31st August.
In the classic romance Casablanca (U), from 1942, Humphrey Bogart plays Rick Blaine, a cynical but good-hearted American bar-owner whose world is shaken when his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), surfaces in Casablanca. Ilsa and her husband Victor need to escape from Casablanca, and Rick may be the only one who can help them. If you don’t see this film, you’ll regret it…maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but soon and for the rest of your life. An all-time classic, Casablanca screens on Saturday 1st September.
“We are excited to be part of the Summer Nights film festival here at Hardwick. With two such great films we are really looking forward to celebrating the end of summer with a bang!” said Emily Rapley, Visitor Experience Manager at Hardwick Hall.
‘Summer Nights Film Festival’ presented in association with Flint Bishop, is a series of outdoor film screenings shown on a giant screen by QUAD, Derby's centre for art and film. The innovative summer festival includes a selection of classic and contemporary films and family features shown in locations across Derbyshire in venues including National Trust properties, historic homes and popular local attractions, offering a chance to enjoy the great outdoors for a unique cinematic experience. The National Trust property of Hardwick Hall is set within the beautiful landscape of Hardwick Estate, first created by Bess of Hardwick in the late 1500’s.
Two further venues will complete the Summer Nights tour in September. The Lime Kiln in Wirksworth will hold screenings of The Woman in Black and Grease as part of the annual Wirksworth Festival and Rolls-Royce Leisure in Derby will be showing War Horse and Battle Of Britain.
Tickets for Summer Nights Film Festival are £12 per person. Groups of four people or more can buy their tickets at the discount rate of £10.50 are also available. Tickets for children aged under five years are free.
Tickets are available from QUAD or at each venue; QUAD Box office can be contacted on: (01332) 290606. For more information or to book on-line, please go to: www.derbyquad.co.uk/summernights