Summer in London. Time to kick back, have a picnic in the park, and watch two great zombie films on an outside cinema screen!
Yup, it's true, Somerset House and FilmFour have just announced their five-night The Summer Screen film season in August, which features classic films and a certain 'zombie' preview, all set in the splendour of Somerset House's 18th Century courtyard.
As well as firm favourites Close Encounters and Flash Gordon, the season also includes a special preview of Romero's Land of the Dead (screening as a double-bill with Shaun of the Dead) on Saturday 20th August. The event will take place at Somerset House (Temple Tube) and will also feature global cuisine and live DJs. See below for the full line-up, and news on where you can buy tickets.
Tuesday 16 Aug
Close Encounters of the Third Kind A Genuinely out-of-this-world open-air film experience: Steven Spielberg's awe-inspiring science-fiction spectacular lights up the night sky with its sense of wonder.
Wednesday 17 Aug
A Matter of Life and Death Powell & Pressburger's romantic classic never fails to cast a celestial spell, with David Niven defying Heaven by falling in love.
Thursday 18 Aug
Spirited Away Leave real-life behind and let this enchanting Oscar-winning fantasy take its place from Japanese animation genius Hayao Miyazaki.
Friday 19 Aug
Flash Gordon A full-tilt frenzy of delirious action, outrageous costumes, cult casting and sexual perversity, making for the wildest outer space-superhero adventure ever put on-screen with a thumping Queen soundtrack.
Saturday 20 Aug
Shaun of the Dead / Land of the Dead A double-bill of 'Dead': Simon Pegg protects loved ones - and London - in a romantic comedy with corpses, while zombie maestro George A. Romero reanimates his legendary 'Living Dead' series with a new flesh-munching masterpiece.
Tickets are £12.50, which you can get by calling Ticketmaster on 0870 4000 603 or going online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk. All phone and web bookings carry a £1.75 charge (per booking, not per ticket).