Open Air Cinema: Licorice Pizza

Gulbenkian Open Air Film Festival
Get ready to watch coming-of-age comedy, Licorice Pizza, on the big screen in the open air!

Get ready for an epic summer of cinema under the stars! Enjoy a different movie every Thursday night outside the Gulbenkian Arts Centre as part of the Gulbenkian Open Air Film Festival!

The festival will be showing a variety of different films, from 90’s romantic comedy, Pretty Woman; to biographical fantasy musical, Rocketman.

Gulbenkian Open Air Film Festival events are free to attend and non-ticketed, so you can just turn up on the day!

What is ‘Licorice Pizza’ about?

Running Time: 2h 13m

Certificate: 15

Year: 2021

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper

The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.

Will there be food and drink?

A selection of food, drink, and snacks will be available for purchase during the event. Enjoy fries, wings, nachos, ice cream, popcorn, sweets, and drinks while you sit back and enjoy the film.

There will also be an outdoor bar, serving a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Can I bring something to sit on?

There will be hay bales to sit on, but you are more than welcome to bring backrests, chairs, or picnic blankets to watch the film. We recommend you wrap up warm and wear lots of layers – even summer nights can get quite chilly.

What happens if it rains?

As we all know, the Great British Summer can be unpredictable, so in the event of rain, film screenings will move indoors to the Gulbenkian cinema (except for Licorice Pizza on Thursday 18 May). 

What time does the film start?

The film starts at 9pm, but you are more than welcome to arrive earlier, get comfortable, and order some snacks before the film begins. Food and bar open from 6pm.

Booking details

No booking required

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