SUSPENSE MOUNTS AS PENARTH WAITS FOR THE DARK…AND THAT SHARK

Those taking their seats early for last night's rooftop showing of "Jaws" were served with snacks and cocktails - although not fish and chips.

Those taking their seats early for last night’s rooftop showing of “Jaws” were served with snacks and cocktails – although apparently not fish and chips. The movie started as night fell 20:45.

Penarth’s first-ever outdoor cinema presentation – a showing of the Steven Speilberg classic “Jaws” – attracted an enthusiastic audience to the roof  of the Fig Tree restaurant on Penarth Esplanade last night.

Although the movie wasn’t due to begin until darkness fell at 20.45, many people in the audience arrived early on a warm, calm, evening to enjoy the build-up and the atmosphere.

Most of the waiting audience sampling the sunset had seen the movie before - and knew the famous dialaogue line "We're gonna need a bigger boat"

Most of the waiting audience – sampling the sunset and the Fig Tree’s popcorn before the opening titles rolled –  had seen the movie before, and already knew the famous dialogue line “You’re gonna need a bigger boat

As everybody knows “Jaws” relates the tale of a small seaside community – Amity – whose civic leaders are determined to make the best of the summer season, despite the taste developed for its townspeople by a voracious great white shark.

Despite the audience scanning the surface of the sea , no fins were to be seen ;  just the  Balmoral anchored out in the channel off Penarth Pier, where the “No Fishing” notices took on an extra resonance.

"Jaws" - still scary - even for audiences who've seen it before .

“Jaws” – still scary – even for audiences who’ve seen it before .

Fig Tree restaurant owner Mike Caplan-Hill said the outdoor cinema had proved to be a “win-win” for his business. The cinema space had been rented out to Lost Lands Cinema (formally known as Motley Movies) and whilst Lost Lands mixed the cocktails,  the Fig Tree was providing traditional cinema fare – pop-corn, hot-dogs and burgers.

….It seems nobody asked for a fish supper.

The Fig Tree restaurant roof-top cinema on Penarth Esplanade - showing "Jaws"

The Fig Tree restaurant roof-top cinema on Penarth Esplanade – showing “Jaws”

 

 

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5 Responses to SUSPENSE MOUNTS AS PENARTH WAITS FOR THE DARK…AND THAT SHARK

  1. AK says:

    Could not have had a better evening for it.

    Well done all.

  2. whatsoccurin says:

    Great to see a local trader having an ” idea” to generate interest-and opens the door to either more films, the fancy dress “Sound of Music” or a drama group that do a “Fawlty Towers” spoof around the diners.

  3. Paul says:

    Well done Mike, a true entrepreneur.
    Long may it continue.
    How about “The Wave” (2015)…………..

  4. Mgg says:

    Could get quite popular in which case
    “You’re gonna need a bigger screen !!”

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