Big Screening poster 2013

Sunday 18th August 2013

For those who want to channel their inner surfer or take their popcorn with a dash of fresh salty air, Newquay’s Killacourt will play host to the Newquay Business Improvement District’s (BID) free outdoor screening of the animated family film ‘Surf’s Up’ on Sunday 18th August 2013.

The first ever BID organised Big Seaside Screening in 2012 was a resounding success with all tickets selling out prior to the event, which saw classic surfing movie ‘Endless Summer’ shown on the green outside the Headland Hotel to mark the 50th anniversary of the sport.

For 2013, locals and visitors are encouraged to come and experience the joys outdoor cinema with a refreshing sea breeze blowing around their shoulders and the outstanding backdrop of Towan Beach. Continuing the surfing homage with a family friendly film choice and fingers crossed for fabulous weather, the BID hopes to make the popular outdoor screening an annual event.

BID Manager Eve Wooldridge said: “We are very pleased to be running a second Big Seaside Screening and thrilled to have secured this years’ movie, the popular animated tale ‘Surf’s Up’. It felt like an appropriate choice as Newquay is the spiritual home of surfing and this fun film appeals not only to families, but to people of all ages.”Columbia Pictures’ fun film ‘Surfs Up’, rated PG, is an animated behind-the-scenes ‘mockumentary’ about the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick, a 17 year-old rockhopper penguin voiced by actor Shia LeBeouf. The film tracks Cody’s journey as he seeks out the surfing guru and emperor penguin ‘Big Z’, on his quest to become a champion surfer.

Eve continues:

“A key part of the BIDs event strategy is to create new opportunities to bring visitors and locals alike out into the town and the opportunity to watch a surf-related film in the fresh air will bring hundreds of extra people to Newquay this summer. Local businesses are encouraged to capitalise on the opportunity and will benefit from the extra footfall an event held in this central location will bring.”

Visitors can set up a spot on The Killacourt from 7:30pm, before the film starts at 9pm.  There are 400 tickets available which are free on a first-come first-served basis at the event from 8pm.

Warm clothing and blankets are advised and movie-goers are welcome to bring picnics. Attendees should be mindful that the Killacourt is subject to a DPPO. This means a police officer may request that you stop drinking alcohol. Refusal to do so would likely result in the alcohol being confiscated or an offence being committed.

Download PDF the poster here.