Seaside cinema coming to the beach in Dubai

Classic movies on the beach every week through October

As the winter season starts to really kick in (aren’t well all glad that the summer meltfest is in the rear-view mirror?), it’s time to figure out how you want to spend your time outdoors.

Well, as it’s pretty much the perfect temperature for taking in the great outdoors, a brand-new winter cinema has arrived in town (the latest in a string, including Urban Outdoor Cinema and OUTDOOR by Vox), and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better way of spending a chilled out Wednesday night than by hitting the beach and taking in a seaside movie (or four) this month.

That’s because Azure Beach, one of JBR’s trendier beach clubs found at the Rixos Premium Dubai on The Walk, has announced the launch of the Sea-nema Nights (get it?). Each and every Wednesday, head down to the seaside and settle on down for a cosy night under the stars watching some proper cracking films.

So instead of the rustling of popcorn (okay, there’ll still be some of that) in the movie theatre, you’ll be treated to the coastal sounds of the washing tide to go alongside your movie – and they’re showing a bunch of modern classics across the month.

The month starts with James Cameron’s record-shattering Avatar, which is screening on Wednesday October 10. Fans of Harry Potter will be whizzing over on Wednesday 17 for a showing of Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone, while Wednesday 24 will see Spielberg classic Jurassic Park (the 1993 original, no less). Finally, on Wednesday October 31 – if you’re avoiding all the Halloween shenanigans – you can catch Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Arc, another Spielberg classic, as it happens.

Prices are superb, too, with a basic package starting from Dhs95 (if you’re not a hotel guest, guests get discounted entry). Your Dhs95 will get you a soft drink, a hot dog (or loaded fries) and a bag of popcorn. Regular entry, without a package, is Dhs50 on the door.

Alternatively, you can get two house drinks (hops or grape), as well as your ticket and the same choice of a hot dog or loaded fries, for Dhs145. Finally, if you want to go big, groups of up to four people can spend Dhs1,000 on getting two of either buckets of hops, a bottle of house grape, or a pitcher of mixed drink. There’s also a sharing platter and two bowls of popcorn included for those opting for the big deal. The Dhs1,000 package is the only one requiring reservation in advance – so call 052 777 9472 to book ahead.

Make sure you arrive for 8.30pm to get your seat, the movie starts at 9pm.
From Dhs95. Wed Oct 10, 17, 24 and 31, 8.30pm. Azure Beach, Rixos Premium Dubai JRB (052 777 9472).

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