Direct from Serena Pettigrew Jolly at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust
The award-winning Film on the Fal cinema events return to the King Harry Ferry on June 2 and 3. Part of 2011’s Greenbank Fal River Festival.
Watery-themed blockbusters Master and Commander and the Abyss will show as the ferry is transformed into a floating cinema.
Film on the Fal is part of the Outdoor Screenings Seasons – eight special al fresco cinema evenings taking place at beautiful locations throughout the county.
The Film on the Fal event has been co-ordinated by Event Cornwall and Skylight Cinema.
This year it will support Cornwall Wildlife Trust by including a special screening of their Your Shore project’s ‘Wildlife watching with Helford VMCA’ film.
The Trust works closely with the Helford Marine Conservation Area group, and the film demonstrates how the beautiful area of Helford supports a plethora of wildlife habitats and species.
This makes it a great place to visit but it also needs protection.
Serena Pettigrew-Jolly, Marketing and Fundraising Co-ordinator for Cornwall Wildlife Trust says,
“We are very happy to be teaming up with Event Cornwall for this exciting event, which is taking place in an area which supports very special marine wildlife. Our Your Shore project is supporting Helford VMCA to help engage people with their environment, encouraging everyone to conserve and safeguard the estuary.”
Organiser Claire Eason-Bassett, director at Event Cornwall, says
“The concept of combining stunning and unique locations with classic film has really caught on. The experience of watching a film aboard the King Harry Ferry when the River Fal is at its most serene is really special.”
Master and Commander will be screened on Thursday, June 2 at 9.30pm, while The Abyss is on Friday, June 3, also at 9.30pm. Film on the Fal has been running as part of the annual Fal River Festival since 2009, and has won national event industry awards for its creative concept.
This year, the films will be projected onto an 8m by 4m inflatable screen using high quality digital projection with Dolby 5.1 surround sound, working with Skylight Outdoor Mobile Cinema.
Toby Budd, festival director of the Greenbank Fal River Festival said: “It’s brilliant that Film on the Fal has become a big highlight of the festival and has been gaining national recognition.”
For full listings of the Outdoor Screenings Season, go to www.eventcornwall.co.uk Tickets are available through Hall for Cornwall Box Office: www.hallforcornwall.co.uk, 01872 262466.