A brand-new open-air cinema is coming to Dubai Marina, and it’s going to be mega.
DXBExperiments Presents: The Cinema will be landing at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa today (Monday October 30), and is going to be showing legendary movies and the greatest films from the last three decades on a regular basis until the end of the year.
The cinema club will be running on the hotel’s enormous lawns every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday until Boxing Day on Tuesday December 26. It’s entirely free, on a first come, first served basis, and the season will be split into three distinct themes. On Mondays expect classic movies from leading actors; Wednesday is all about cult movies, while Saturday is dedicated to the variety of amazing movies from around the world.
And by “legendary movies”, we mean seriously classic movies, like Wayne’s World, Easy Rider, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Jaws and more.
If you want to get a seat at the cinema screening, you can head there early to secure your seat first (as we said, it’s first come, first serve), but if you reserve a table at either Maya, Geales, Zengo, Al Khaima or Rhodes Twenty10 for dinner, you’ll get a spot at the cinema reserved for you too.
There are also some special pre-theatre dinner menus being served up at selected restaurants, where you can get a three-course set menu for Dhs150 per person, or a two-course set menu for Dhs120 per person, each served with a specially created mixed drink.
Oh, and there are going to be Christmas specials too, featuring one of the best Christmas movies ever (sort of), Die Hard.
This films being shown across this season include:
Monday October 30 – The Graduate
Wednesday November 1 – Blade Runner
Saturday November 4 – The Motor Cycle Diaries
Monday November 6 – Marie Antoinette
Wednesday November 8 – Jaws
Saturday November 11 – Sholay
Monday November 13 – The Big Lebowski
Wednesday November 15 – Vertigo
Saturday November 18 – Baraka / Planet Earth
Monday November 20 – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Wednesday November 22 – Withnail & I (1987)
Saturday November 25 – Spirited Away
Monday November 27 – Annie Hall
Wednesday November 29 – Easy Rider (1969)
Saturday December 2 – The Castle
Monday December 4 – Wayne’s World
Wednesday December 6 – Some Like It Hot
Saturday December 9 – Amélie
Monday December 11 – Rebel Without A Cause
Wednesday December 13 – Moulin Rouge
Saturday December 16 – Caramel
Monday December 18 – Casablanca
Wednesday December 20 – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
Saturday December 23 – Three Idiots
Sunday December 24 – It’s a Wonderful Life
Tuesday December 26 – Die Hard
Free. Mon Oct 30 – Tue Dec 26 8pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa, JBR (04 399 5555).