British comedy duo, Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuiness are set to launch their first ever live cinema experience, MovieFest, this August.
The pair, in conjunction with The Luna Cinema and Showcase Cinemas, will host a series of exclusive events screening the 80s classic, Dirty Dancing at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire on 16th and 17th August and 30th and 31st in Tatton Park, Cheshire.
In a celebration of 80s cinema at its best, the duo will imagine themselves running a video shop, where they will draw on movies from the decade of shoulder pads and spandex. MovieFest launches this summer with the two kicking things off with the Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey classic musical. As part of the event, audiences will get to enjoy a traditional outdoor cinema experience from The Luna Cinema, screening the film itself on the UK’s highest definition outdoor LED screen. Each screening will involve a special twist – where we see Paddy and Keith return to the stage in a surprise finale and post-screening party.
MovieFest is in association with Showcase Cinemas. Showcase and Showcase Cinema de Lux are owned and operated by National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 932 screens in the US, UK, Brazil and Argentina. National Amusements delivers a superior entertainment experience under its Showcase, Showcase Cinema de Lux, Multiplex and UCI brands.
This is the latest production from The Luna Cinema, outdoor experience specialists who are currently producing FriendsFest on its UK tour, and partnering with ITV to present the immersive Love Island The Experience this summer. The Luna Cinema also recently launched Luna Beach Cinema with a giant screen taking residence over the summer on Brighton Beach, and Luna Kids Cinema, an outdoor cinema experience designed specially for younger film fans.
Mark Barlow, general manager, Showcase Cinemas UK said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside Keith & Paddy as they launch their exciting new MovieFest concept. They love films just as much as we do and we know it’s going to be a laugh out loud series of events. Who’d have thought one of the all-time favourite classics, Dirty Dancing, could get any better? We’re passionate about delivering the very best immersive cinema experiences and this is most definitely going to complement our hugely popular Flashback and Event Cinema screenings.”
George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “We’re so excited to announce this partnership and for the first time to be blending open air cinema with a live comedy experience – with two of the biggest and funniest TV personalities in the country. We know that fans of Keith and Paddy are going to absolutely love seeing them perform together live in this unique setting. Over the years we have seen demand grow for experience led events – people want to spend their free time doing things that really are a bit bonkers, such as watching Jaws in a dinghy at an open air lido, recreating key moments from their favourite TV show, or in this instance, paying homage to an 80s classic in the company of two of the best known faces from entertainment in the country.”
Paddy McGuinness said: “Keith and I literally cannot wait to take to the stage. We are the biggest fans of classic 80’s cinema and are already looking forward to the next cinematic masterpieces we can lovingly pay tribute to! This summer it’s all about having the Time Of Your Life at MovieFest. Let the Dirty see the Dancing!”
Keith Lemon said: “Really excited about MovieFest! In the past I’ve projected onto a bed sheet in me garden, but this is gonna be a next level! And with me good mate Paddy McGuinness! First film we’re hosting is Dirty Dancing. There’s gonna be food and drink, we’re gonna have music! It’s gonna be a wicked party! And party is my middle name. Well it in’t really, it’s Ian.”
For more information on MovieFest visit www.moviefestlive.com