Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Up on the Roof Top

We only have cinema in the summer and the big screen is on a roof top under the stars.

The first showing is around 9 and the second just after 11pm, depending on the length of the film.  The movies are the latest ones out this year for the adults and for the younger generation there are kids movies, usually on  a Friday and Saturday evening.  And the tickets are only about 6 euros, or was it 8, very cheap anyway.


I haven't been up there in years.  My daughter reckons the last film I saw with her was 'George of the Jungle' with a cute Brendan Fraser, then in his youth.  That was way back in 1997.  I remember seeing 'Coyote Ugly' .  That came out in 2000 and that was a long time again.  If it hadn't been for our visitors it probably would have been another 20 years before I made it up to the roof top for some al fresco entertainment.

The only film that fitted in with everyone's schedule was 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' directed by the quirky Tarantino.
I loved it but others described the film as a waste of three hours.  It's a take-off of all those hollywood movies of the 70's with the music to go with it.  

Who remembers 'I fought the law' by the Bobby Fuller Four?  Hippies, loads of unnecessary violence that's simply over-the-top Hollywood hype, fags in every mouth, a hilarious Bruce Lee send-off and the Manson family, with a twist.  Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt just add to the scenery.
You have to be from a certain generation (baby boomers?) to appreciate it all and I sure did.

Thanks Paul and Karen for the idea and Danae for making sure I made it to the top.


The large outdoor screen
I saw our local priest, whose home is behind the building, hanging out the washing on his balcony before the last film....... almost 20 years ago


Comfortable director style chairs with tables here and there to rest your beer and coke and a delectable smell of buttered popcorn

I was entertained and left happy




15 comments:

  1. That looks like a wonderful way to watch a movie! We have out door movies at the park but we have to sit on a sloped lawn lol

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    1. Wish we had some lawn! Not much of that green stuff around here. Best we could do would be very hard marble tiered seating

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  2. Your granddaughters are lovely, and everyone with the phones in hand, like here.

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    1. Yesm those phones go everywhere with us. Even I always make sure mine is within grabbing distance!

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  3. I don't think roof top open air cinemas would work in Ireland. Glad you enjoyed the film.

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    1. You definitely need the right climate to go with it!!

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  4. It certainly wouldn't work here either. We can't count on doing much outdoors unless it's waterproof!

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    1. Rain would rather spoil the whole thing lol
      Nice and cosy indoors sounds fine to me

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  5. Wish we had one of those but with our eco-climate it seems we have 4 seasons in 1 day, sunny one minute raining the next.

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  6. We have them in certain parks in the summer but you have to sit on the grass or take your own lawn chairs. Back in the day we used to love going to the drive-in movies.

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    1. Drive in movies seem to have disappeared. Pity!

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  7. We love the Poros outdoor movies. The first one we went to many years ago was The Last Samurai. Tarantino's latest movie lived up to his reputation, but you're right about the generation thing. My youngest daughter saw in in Perth and she hated it! She didn't get any of it because she's only 32.

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    1. I definitely didn't see The Last Samurai with you. Not my kind of movie. That must have been a few years ago too

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  8. Sounds fun. Much better than being enclosed.

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  9. The weather here is so unpredictable that even in the summer it would be touch and go so we don’t have many open air cinemas
    But they are getting a bit more popular so who knows I might do a post on one in the future lol
    Looks very inviting

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