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Has anyone else been to an open air cinema like this?

Our trip to the local Odeon to see “The Hunger Games” tonight has highlighted the severe contrast between cinematic viewing experience in England and Egypt! Last Thursday we went to see “Man on a Ledge” and the Thursday before “The Descendants” at a FREE open air cinema in El Gouna in Egypt! See the pictures of the screen and the projectionist’s room.

The use of an amphitheatre setting from a disused night club combined with the warm climate and the fact that this was free of charge made it an amazing experience! Contrast that with tonight’s showing at the local Odeon and the honeymoon seems a million miles away!!!

I had an interesting conversation with my Year 8 class today linked to our moving image scheme of work. We were discussing the book reviews the girls are going to undertake over Whitsun break and hand in immediately after the vacation. Every book selected also had a film version  and the girls suggested that they would also do a film review alongside the compulsory book review this half term. Titles included:

  • The Lovely Bones
  • The Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • War Horse
  • The Woman in Black
  • Twilight
  • The Hunger Games
  • Harry Potter
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Does anyone have any other suggestions suitable for Key Stage 3? I would love to hear from you……

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