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Queen Elizabeth's Country Estate to Become a Drive-In Movie Theater

I expect the persnickety posters are now gasping in horror.

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by Anonymousreply 1809/16/2020

A bitch has expenses.

by Anonymousreply 109/14/2020

Look out: Philip may be driving in too.

by Anonymousreply 209/14/2020

Actually, no one will give fuck all. It's actually a nice thing for her to do for people in Norfolk in lockdown.

Sandringham is a big tourist attraction as it is.

Factoid: Arthur Conan Doyle got the idea for the Hound of the Baskervilles whilst on holiday there. Then he transferred the story to the moors.

by Anonymousreply 309/14/2020

That’s pretty nice.

How will they keep the riffraff from messing it up, though?

by Anonymousreply 409/14/2020

LOL - he said "riffraff"

by Anonymousreply 509/14/2020

How convenient. The perfect place for Harry and Megs to show their Netflix films

by Anonymousreply 609/14/2020

Will they be showing "The Queen"? "The Crown?" "The Iron Lady"?

by Anonymousreply 709/14/2020

R7 - No, they'll be showing "Mrs Miniver" "Fire Over England" Olivier's "Henry V" "Dunkirk" "We Happy Few" "Battle of Britain" "Blithe Spirit" "The Horse's Mouth" "Four Feathers" (original cast of course) Lean's "Oliver Twist" and "Kind Hearts and Coronets" and in a nod to the sixties, "Morgan" and "Georgie Girl" and "A Hard Day's Night". On more daring nights, "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" "Look Back in Anger" "This Sporting Life" and "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

In fairness, those are all really fine films in their way. Personally, I consider Carol Reisz's "Morgan" one of the unsung finest of the era.

by Anonymousreply 809/15/2020

R8 from the article;

[quote] Movies that will be shown the weekend of Sep. 25 through Sept. 27 include 1917, Rocketman, Toy Story, The Greatest Showman, Grease, Moana, and A Star is Born. Appropriately, the Saturday evening film is a showing of Bohemian Rhapsody, which chronicles the rock-and-roll lifestyle of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen.

Its actually not a bad idea. I'd be up for it if I was a local, I like the idea of making out with my boyfriend in the front seat of my old Chevy in a drive-in movie

by Anonymousreply 909/15/2020

I'm sure Her Royal Frauness will be manning the ticket booth, and it will be a good opportunity for Fergie to make herself useful again...I can see her at the concession stand.

by Anonymousreply 1009/15/2020

That house is one hell of a snack bar.

by Anonymousreply 1109/15/2020

I guess they won't be showing any footage from that fateful night in Paris.

by Anonymousreply 1209/15/2020

R9 - So, you didn't grasp the irony in my list of films?

by Anonymousreply 1309/15/2020

R13 ♥️

by Anonymousreply 1409/15/2020

Carol = Karel

by Anonymousreply 1509/15/2020

R9 I didnt, cos to be honest i dont know many of those films as I am uncouth poor white trash

by Anonymousreply 1609/16/2020

R8 I notice you've mentioned the great British films of the 40s — which, in my opinion, was Britain's golden decade of film-making. Though "We Happy Few" must be an error.

by Anonymousreply 1709/16/2020

R15 - "Karel=Carol"

Good grief, yes, how remiss of me! Thanks!

R17 - I wasn't necessarily asserting that all of them were of equal quality - they're all very different, but I agree the 1940s was a tremendous era in British film-making, and I didn't even include Pressburger-Powell.

And, correct "We Happy Few" was an error. I was thinking about Robert Newton and it should have been "This Happy Breed" - also from the 1940s.

I always thought him a fantastic actor and the alcoholism that ended his life somewhere around 50 or so really tragic.

I think a Robert Newton Retrospective would be perfect for the Sandringham Film Festival.

by Anonymousreply 1809/16/2020
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