August 20 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Movie fans will have the chance to see Leonardo DiCaprio under the stars twice in Hatfield later this year.
The Luna Cinema, the country’s leading producer of open-air cinema events, is returning to Hatfield House in August with two recent DiCaprio offerings being screened in the park.
The Wolf Of Wall Street (18) will be screened outdoors at the Hertfordshire stately home on Friday, August 29.
The Leo theme continues the following night, on Saturday, August 30, with fans of the Hollywood star able to watch DiCaprio in the dazzling The Great Gatsby (12A).
This lavish re-telling of the classic novel stars DiCaprio in the title role, alongside Carey Mulligan in full 1920s glamour.
This year’s must-see blockbuster, The Wolf Of Wall Street, is one of those films that has to be seen to be believed.
It’s the perfect title for a night of cinema under the stars in that its director, Martin Scorsese, succeeds in making the greed, excess and corruption of America’s stock market hugely entertaining and utterly hilarious.
DiCaprio gives the performance of his career as Jordan Belfort, backed by brilliant comedy turns from Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey.
Meanwhile, Baz Luhrmann’s ground-breaking adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a cinematic assault on the senses.
From its art-deco inspired titles, lavish sets and unforgettable scenes detailing the wealth and excess of 1930s New York, the film is dripping in excess.
DiCaprio plays the title role, in his first collaboration with Luhrmann since his breakthrough performance in the 1996 version of Romeo + Juliet, and shows enormous chemistry with the stunning Carey Mulligan.
Both films will be screened in the Elephant Dell at Hatfield House and ticket holders are invited to bring low back chairs or picnic blankets to sit on.
This is an outdoor event and will take place whatever the weather.
Advanced ticket holders will be able to enter Hatfield Park via Station Lodge from 6.30pm. Please note, this is not the normal visitor entrance.
Doors to both screenings will be at 6.30pm, with the performance starting around 8pm.
General admission tickets cost £13.50, with premium tickets priced £23.50.
Premium tickets give you a Luna / Benefit director’s chair to sit on for the screening, plus a drink at the bar and a Benefit goody bag.
Children’s tickets – ages five to 15 – for The Great Gatsby cost £9.
For more information, and to book tickets, visit www.thelunacinema.com