St Martin's Courtyard is proud to present this summer's hottest ticket; Silent Cinema will transform the courtyard into an open air movie theatre. ...

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Free Silent Cinema Screenings at
St Martin's Courtyard this summer

News DateJuly 02 2012

St Martin's Courtyard is proud to present this summer's hottest ticket; Silent Cinema will transform the courtyard into an open air movie theatre. A full sized cinema screen will pop-up for two days in August showing great movies for free in the heart of London.

Be transported to India on Wednesday 8th August when the mini international film festival opens with an enchanting and colourful performance from a Bollywood Dance London to set the scene. Newly released feel good comedy 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' will be screened at 8pm. Set in Jaipur, India, the film features an all star cast including Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel. St Martin's Courtyard's very own Bombay café Dishoom will be serving warming naughty chai made with either Baileys or whisky.

On Thursday 9th August, charming Italian favourite 'Cinema Paradiso' will be screened at 8pm. Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1989, Cinema Paradiso serves up picturesque Italian settings and romantic notions. To complement the movie, Italian enoteca Dalla Terra will bring a taste of Italy to the courtyard with picnics of fine Italian cheeses and hams.

Silent Cinema is beautifully simple: you wear wireless headphones to watch classic films on a full size cinema screen. With 100 tickets given away, this is the first ever free Silent Cinema event to take place in central London. Every one of the 100 people to attend the screening will also receive tipple cards from Dishoom, entitling them to a free cocktail in the restaurant after the film.

To guarantee one of the best seats in the house, book in advance for dinner and a movie at one of the St Martin's Courtyard restaurants. Contemporary Thai restaurant Suda, British café /restaurant Bill's and Italian enoteca Dalla Terra will all be serving up special menus on their al fresco tables. For a set price which includes a headset you can enjoy dinner and drinks whilst you sit back and watch the film.

A cinema experience wouldn't be the same without treats to nibble on whilst watching the film. Enjoy cones of Thai calamari from the Suda usherettes, ice cold beer and hedgerow fizz cocktails from Bill's bar, and free gourmet popcorn for all.

St Martin's Courtyard is Covent Garden's newest shopping and dining destination with a unique mix of fashion, beauty and lifestyle boutiques and flagships and six international restaurants. Many shops will be open until 8pm for a pre screening shopping spree and many of the restaurants will be offering late supper deals after the film is finished.

Ticket registration has now closed, but there are still ways to get hold of tickets. For a chance to win tickets and for live updates, follow St Martin's Courtyard on twitter@SMCCOVENTGARDEN. There will also be a number of walk-in tickets available for each screening on a first come first served basis. Or contact one of the restaurants directly to book a table for dinner and a movie.

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