On January 21, Ghana's first open-air cinema is launching with two blockbusters at the Crystal Park in East Legon. Metteliva Henningsen speaks to the organisers
By Daniel Neilson|
Accra's first outdoor movie experience is debuting at Crystal Park in East Legon on January 21st, 2017. With claims of the biggest movie screen in Ghana, state of the art screens, digital projectors and bespoke sound equipment, 57 Open Air Cinema are offering a quality cinematic experience.
More is to come in the future according to organisers. Besides the park screening, a combination of roof-top events, drive-ins, 3D films and football matches are all in the pipeline. Movie lovers can look forward to classic Hollywood favourites, kids movies, and recent releases.
The first two movies to be screened are the Tom Hanks' film about the captain who bravely landed his plane in the Hudson without any injuries as well as X-Men: Apocalypse. The launch starts at 4pm with music, dancing and food stalls as part of ‘a massive pre-movie party'. The first movie is at 7pm and the second starts 9.30pm.
Although no outside food or drinks are allowed, there will be a variety of food and drinks for you to indulge in, including pizza, burger, sandwich, noodles and salads. There is a wide range of drink options too.
A limited number of garden chairs and customised air sofas for couples will be set up prior to the event.
Bringing your own seat is allowed too. Worried about mosquito bites once seated? According to organisers insect zappers 'everywhere' will sort that out.
Only weather can come in the way for a great movie night under the sparkly sky. Should the rain poor down and wind hit harder than 24mph, organisers may cancel. Weather is checked at lunchtime on screening days. Should the forecast look grey and the show is cancelled, customers who have provided contact information will receive a message along with a rescheduling web link.
Doors open on Saturday, January 21st, at 4pm. First screening starts at 7pm with Sully followed by X-Men: Apocalypse at 9:30pm, with a 30-minute break in between.