Magnificent Motors and Amazing Aircraft…

A big thank you to all of you who came out to the Western Lawns in Eastbourne to support the Magnificent Motors drive-in on Bank Holiday Saturday last week. We helped  facilitate the screening of The Italian Job, which was run by the Eastbourne Borough Council Events Team. It was great to see you all – including some of the classic cars that came and really added to the atmosphere. We have another great event coming up this week, do see the end of this post for details!

Here are a few photographs from the evening:

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Cars of all shapes and sizes came out to enjoy this classic British film.

 

We were pleased to see so many people brave the blustery wind, which fortunately calmed down by halfway through the film.

We were pleased to see so many people brave the blustery wind, which fortunately calmed down by halfway through the film.

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As the sun went down, we were very pleased to see a ‘red sky at night’! We were also very pleased to be parked next door to this charming vintage Ford Anglia!

 

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As darkness descended, the seaside lights gave a very atmospheric glow!

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Thanks to everyone who came along – we hope you enjoyed the event!

Don’t forget we have our FREE screening of The Dam Busters at Newhaven Fort this week – it’s on Thursday, as part of Museums at NightDoors open at 6.30pm, with the programme starting at 7.30pm, and we are expecting  a crowd, so do make sure you book your ticket in advance. To book, contact Newhaven Fort on 01273 517622.

A classic British war filmThe Dam Busters stars MIchael Redgrave as Barnes Willis, the inventor of the bouncing bomb. The first section of the film focuses on the background of Willis’s work on the bomb, and solving the problem of how to attack the Ruhr Valley dams from the air. The second section of the film focuses on the ‘Dam Busters’ raid itself, with some riveting flight sequences featuring specially modified Lancaster Bombers. Here’s a great clip from the film with an unusual bit of problem solving:

We hope to see you all at Newhaven Fort!

A very glamorous weekend… in Eastbourne!

Team Filmspot had a brilliant time last weekend at the International Lawn Tennis Centre in Eastbourne. Thank you to all who came along – we hope you enjoyed the events!

We kicked off our weekend with a walk on the noir side, with Billy Wilder’s classic Sunset Boulevard.

Filmspot helpers, Angie and Kathleen, with Rachel, Co-Director, and Oscar

Filmspot helpers, Angie and Kathleen, with Rachel, Co-Director, and Oscar

The audience, gripped by William Holden in 'Sunset Boulevard'!

The audience, gripped by William Holden in ‘Sunset Boulevard’!

...Rob and Rachel, Co-Directors of Filmspot, getting into the Hollywood spirit!

…Rob and Rachel, Co-Directors of Filmspot, getting into the Hollywood spirit!

On Saturday afternoon, we all had a great time, bringing a bit of technicolor fun to the Tennis Centre, with ‘Singin’ in the Rain’! (all photographs of our ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ event are by our wonderful roving photographer, Lukas Rohulan!)

Rachel and Angie, all set and ready for 'Singin' in the Rain'!

Rachel and Angie, all set and ready for ‘Singin’ in the Rain’!

 

 

Lukas (L), our roving photographer for the occasion, and Rob made a rather sophisticated looking double act...

Lukas (L), our roving photographer for the occasion, and Rob made a rather sophisticated looking double act…

 

 

 

 

Luckily, there was no rain to sing in... but that didn't stop us donning our rain macs and grabbing our brollies!

Luckily, there was no rain to sing in… but that didn’t stop us donning our rain macs and grabbing our brollies!

Carmen, from the Lewes Junior Film Club, helped us out. ushering for the afternoon.

Carmen, from the Lewes Junior Film Club, helped us out. ushering for the afternoon.

Angie, gave all the visitors a warm welcome to the Tennis Centre...

Angie, gave all the visitors a warm welcome to the Tennis Centre…

The audience settling in for the beginning of 'Singin' in the Rain'

The audience settling in for the beginning of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

and... action!

and… action!

What a whirl!!

What a whirl!!

It was great fun, it was lovely to meet so many film fans of all ages. We look forward to coming back, soon!

For all of you in Eastbourne who are looking for some more cinematic shenanigans, we have helped facilitate a drive in screening of ‘The Italian Job’ on Saturday 4th May, on Eastbourne seafront. Details can be found on the Eastbourne Borough Council website here

For our next full Filmspot event, we are returning to Newhaven Fort for a screening of ‘Dam Busters’ on 16 May. This is a free screening as part of Museums at Night, and it celebrates the 70th anniversary of the famous raid. More details on that soon!