The team behind Europe’s original surf publication, Wavelength has just announced the summer’s line-up of cult classic movies set to screen from atop the clifftop at Watergate Bay, Cornwall. The cinematic summer schedule includes some of cinema’s best movies, both contemporary and those that have stood the test of time, delivering a heady dose of nostalgia and entertainment in the most inspirational setting overlooking the sea near Newquay.
In addition to this epic line-up, from Sunday 2nd August, for three consecutive Sunday evenings, the widely-loved Fisherman’s Friends band will be exclusively showcasing their story from tiny Cornish fishing village to global stardom, performing their world-famous shanties live from the clifftops before the 2019 movie airs.
The band will be in will be singing live on stage for one hour before each screening to the backdrop of Watergate Bay and with their folk repertoire coming through car stereos via a special frequency. These performances are the only ones in the band’s summer schedule with their usual Port Isaac performances and festivals, events and appearances cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kicking off the cinematic-summer line-up on the Boardmasters festival site is Blue Juice with star Sean Pertwee attending the launch on July 24th for a media photocall opportunity. Fittingly celebrating its 25th birthday this year, the film is described as ‘mind candy for those who like surfing and Cornwall’. Blue Juice was released in 1995, starring Sean Pertwee, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Euan McGregor. The timeless flick follows a small, but hardy, group of British surfing enthusiasts who have learned to make the best of the flat waves and low tides of their homeland.
From Friday 31st July, on five consecutive Friday summer evenings, the team will be running 1991 American action-crime film Point Break, starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey. Full of energetic sequences and surf culture, megastar Reeves plays football star-turned-FBI agent who goes undercover as a surfer to track down a gang of bank robbers. Taking cinemagoers back to 1994, Saturday 1st August will air neo-noir crime film and Quentin Tarantino masterpiece, Pulp Fiction.
On Saturday August 8th, locals and holidaymakers alike can enjoy one of the most beloved films ever made, Grease, following the trials and tribulations of Danny and Sandy, head bopping to the catchy soundtrack and reciting those famously famous quotes. 2001 documentary film, Dogtown and Z-Boys which explores the pioneering of the Zephyr skateboard team in the 1970s and the evolving sport of skateboarding will be screened on Sunday 23rd August and Friday 4th September respectively. And cultural phenomenon, Back to the Future will screen on Saturday 29th August.
With space for over 200 cars and vans, The Wavelength Drive-In Cinema Series will kick-off on Friday 24th July. The concept is an extension of Wavelength’s highly popular ‘Cinema Club’ which has seen a series of over 25 sold-out surf cinema events across London and the UK over the last 18 months. Pre-registration for tickets is now open and cinema-goers can make either individual or ‘bubbled car’ bookings from now via https://wavelengthmag.com/drive-in-cinema.
The Wavelength team are working in close collaboration with Cornwall Council to ensure all public safety requirements are met and exceeded across the summer events. Up to 200 cars per event will be parked in an appropriately safe and structured way and there will also be a host of on-site options including street food from Cornish suppliers, live music, a socially distanced tombola, popcorn stands and craft beer bars. Safety-led additions such as hand sanitisers, facemasks and queuing processes and signage will be included across the event site and operational running of the sessions.
The picturesque drive-in cinema event site, Trebelsue Farm, is perched above the beach with an unparalleled view. Best known for the 50,000 capacity Boardmasters festival, the setting will offer jaw dropping views, out across the Atlantic, beyond the 2 x 8 metre cinema screen.
Wavelength Director, Guy Hayler, says, “We are so excited to launch this amazing summer cinema line-up. There are some real classics in there of different genres that we know will appeal to all ages and tastes. There has been a fantastic response to Blue Juice and we expect these newly-announced films will also be favourably received. We are particularly delighted to be able to offer holidaymakers and locals the only chance this summer to see the Fisherman’s Friends perform live on a Cornish clifftop before we screen the 2019 film, also called ‘Fisherman’s Friends’. This is an exclusive not to be missed!”
Full line up:
Friday 24 July Blue Juice
Saturday 25 July Blue ‘Juice
Sunday 26 July Blue Juice
Friday 31 July – Point Break
Saturday 1 August – Pulp Fiction
Sunday 2 August Fisherman’s Friends
Friday 7 August – Point Break
Saturday 8 August – Grease
Sunday 9 August – Fisherman’s Friends
Friday 14 August – Point Break
Saturday 15 August – Pulp Fiction
Sunday 16 August – Fisherman’s Friends
Friday 21 Aug – Point Break
Saturday 22 Aug – Pulp Fiction
Sunday 23 Aug – Dogtown and Z-Boys
Friday 28 Aug – Point Break
Saturday 29 Aug – Back to the Future
Sunday 30 August – Grease
Friday 4 September – Dogtown and Z-Boys
Saturday 5 September – TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sunday 6 September – TO BE ANNOUNCED