UK: Minack Theatre to become outdoor cinema for first time


The iconic Minack Theatre will be transformed into an outdoor cinema for a special film event on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.

The world-famous location will provide the setting for a special outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Jamaica Inn, marking the first time the Minack has been used for a film event.

The event, On The Rocks, presented by Compass Presents and Watershed will consist of the film screening and an archive film trail, where the cliff faces and rocks of the open air amphitheatre will be animated with film and projection.

The little-known classic Hitchcock’s Jamaica Inn is a film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1936 Cornwall-based novel which has benefitted from a 4k restoration enabling contemporary audiences the opportunity to experience this film in its full glory for the first time.

Doors will open at 7pm for the public to explore the iconic terraced gardens of the Minack Theatre and discover stories of Cornwall’s notorious smuggling heritage, maritime wrecks of the South West and interesting insights into the Cornish heroine Daphne Du Maurier with a free archive trail from 7.30pm.

Tickets are now on sale via the Minack website and from 01736 810181. Tickets are £14 for an adult or £7 for an under 16.

For further information on the event please visit or follow Compass Presents on social media, @compasspresents and @compasspresents on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About Author

World Cinema Reports' Editors

Cinema Without Borders' reporters from around the globe search and find international cinema content for our audience. when an outside source is used, we provide you with a link to the original source at the end of the article

Comments are closed.