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Open Air Cinema at Lee Valley White Water Centre - 9th & 10th September

Author: Alan Seiglow Published: 5th September 2011 08:20
Cambridge 31st Film Festival

Enjoy two evenings of cinematic thrills and spills under the stars and beside the rapids at the Lee Valley White Water Centre.  This is the UK's newest and best white water centre  - and the host venue for the Canoe Slalom events at the London 2012 Olympic Games, situated just ten minutes from the M25 in the picturesque River Lee Country Park on the borders of Waltham Cross and Waltham Abbey, EN9 1AB. 

Book now for a unique and memorable night out - pack your own picnic - and they will provide the popcorn!

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Friday 9th September: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (12a, 143 mins). Johnny Depp's first - and best - outing as Captain Jack Sparrow in the thrilling action adventure

Synopsis: A fantastic swashbuckling yarn with thrilling battles, sword play and a dark edge. When Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) is kidnapped by Pirate Captain Barbossa, (Geoffrey Rush), Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) is determined to rescue her.  Finding an unlikely ally in rogue pirate Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) who wants to recover some stolen treasure, the two set off to wage battle on the notorious Black Pearl pirate ship.  Little do they know that Barbossa and his band are cursed, existing in a state between living and dead. Elizabeth holds the key to lifting their curse and they intend to use her blood to do so. Building to a riveting climax,Pirates of the Caribbean sees Jack and Will battling wholeheartedly to rescue the girl, get the loot and save the British navy all in one go.

Saturday 10th September: FINDING NEMO (U, 100 mins).  Dive into a whole new world of underwater adventure with Pixar's classic.

Synopsis: A computer-animated comedy-adventure about finding a very small fish in a very large ocean.  Marlin (Albert Brooks) is a more than slightly paranoid Clown Fish who is extremely devoted to his young son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), the only survivor after a hungry shark swallowed up Nemo's mother and her other offspring.  It's not Marlin's nature to explore unfamiliar waters, but when he and Nemo are accidentally separated near the Great Barrier Reef en route to Nemo's first day at fish school, Marlin gathers his courage and sets out to find his son.  What Marlin doesn't know, however, is that while Nemo was looking at a boat passing on the surface, he was caught in a net and was sold to a tropical fish dealer, eventually ending up in a dentist's aquarium.  As Marlin searches for his son, he makes friends with an amiable but absent-minded Regal Blue Tang named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a Great White Shark named Bruce who is trying to cut fish out of his diet, a beach-rat Sea Tortoise named Crush, and Nigel, a Pelican (Geoffrey Rush) who can take Marlin's search from the ocean to dry land.

Doors will open at 7pm on both nights with the films starting as night falls, which will be approximately 8-8.15pm.

Location: Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB. The Centre is 10 minutes from the M25 (either junction 25 or 26), a 13 minute walk from Waltham Cross train station and a 20 minute walk from Cheshunt train station, which is on the National Express East Anglia line from London Liverpool Street or Cambridge.  The following buses stop right outside the Centre on Station Road: 211, 212, 213, 240, 250, 251.  

Tickets bookings can be made by calling 0871 902 5720. Buy your tickets in advance to get a £2 discount on the full ticket price!  Adult £12, Concession £8, Family ticket £25, Under 12's £6, Group ticket - 6 tickets for £56, Member of any Picturehouse Cinema £10.  Booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Bear in mind that... it will be cold and dark when the events finish, so dress and pack appropriately. Bring a blanket and a brolly (just in case!) Screenings will take place rain or shine, except in cases of severe weather where you will be eligible for a refund. There will be no smoking, no barbecues and no bonfires allowed on site. Well behaved dogs are allowed, but will have to be removed if they disturb other customers.

There are no cash machines or card facilities at the venue (although cash machines are available in Waltham Abbey Town Centre a 6 mins walk from the Lee Valley White Water Centre). Tickets can be purchased on the night using cash or by cheque with a guarantee card - subject to availability.

White Water Cinema is part of the Cambridge Film Festival's innovative events and training project, The Screen Team.  The Screen Team is a Cambridge Film Trust initiative which is funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

These screenings are part of the 31st Cambridge Film Festival which is taking place from 15th-25th September 2011 for more information on other screenings, please see their website: http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/  

For more information on the Lee Valley White Water Centre venue and their activities, please go to: www.gowhitewater.co.uk  

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