Big Beach Screen Events and ibis Hotels comes to Brighton this summer
Big Beach Screen Events and ibis Hotels set to provide the ultimate open air cinema experience
05 July 2017: Beaches across South East England will take centre stage this summer to screen a star-studded line-up of blockbuster films, live sports and music events, courtesy of Big Beach Screen Events (BBSE) in partnership with ibis Hotels.
For those who love nothing more than watching a film in bed, ibis will be providing a VIP SweetBed™ experience on its state-of-the-art beds, complete with cocooning duvet and pillow, a high-tech mattress and flexible base. Costing £25 per person, the offer for two people per bed includes a complimentary welcome drink and cones of popcorn.
This year’s highlights include free screenings of Wimbledon starting on 3rd July at Brighton Marina and the finals of the tennis tournament at Camden Roundhouse on 15th and 16th July, a screening of BAFTA and Oscar award winning Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on 28th July and a day and evening of music, headlined by Gilles Peterson, on 29th July on Brighton’s Beach.
Following the success of Brighton’s Big Screen last year, that was attended by more than 75,000 people, the events this year will be held at Brighton Beach, Brighton Marina, Camden Roundhouse, Watford town centre, Boxpark Croydon and Windsor’s Alexandra Gardens.
James Wheatcroft, VP Marketing UK&IRE at AccorHotels, says: “ibis Hotels provide everyone with access to great events and experiences across the UK. I don’t know many people who don’t enjoy watching a film in bed, so add a SweetBed™ and a beach to the mix and you have the perfect viewing formula. The VIP experience was such a hit last year, it was an easy decision for us to bring it back, and to even more people, this year.”
BBSE Managing Director Bill Murray says: Our partnership with ibis hotels has been an absolute joy to build, nurture and maintain. The fit has been perfect. I believe we have
genuinely broken new ground in terms of outdoor events matched with premium hospitality at reasonable prices. The Sweet Beds™ have been an incredible success and form the backbone of our events going forward. The other talking point, the focal point and the best way ever to watch movies on the beach.
Orangina, one of Brighton’s Big Screen title sponsors, is bringing the best of the Mediterranean to Brighton this summer. Guests can sample delicious Orangina “Gingina” cocktails at the Orangina beach bar, complete with decked area, Orangina branded beach-huts and relaxing deckchairs.
Camden Town Brewery will also be joining the celebration of great films and (hopefully) great weather. The London-based brewery will be taking to the seafront with its shiny new festival bar, bringing cold pints of Hells Lager, Pale Ale, Pils Lager and Gentleman’s Wit. There will also be Camden beer battered fish and chips to enjoy too.