Cinema Events On The Rise In The Capital


Outdoor Cinema with popcorn

Thanks to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon prime video and Starzplay, watching movies at home is now easy as touching the TV’s remote control.

But there’s still nothing like seeing a film in the big screen and in the company of fellow viewers whether inside the cinema or an open field.

If you agree with us then you’ll be happy to know that there are cinema events taking place in Abu Dhabi for movie fans of all ages to enjoy.

So sit back, relax and take note of these film showings worth seeing…

Umm Al Emarat Park

Summer is on its last legs so Umm Al Emarat Park is bringing back its Cinema in the Park.

Every weekend until December, park visitors will get to enjoy various movies such as The Jungle Book, Toy Story 3, A Bug’s Life, Frozen, Cars and How To Train Your Dragon, among many others.

The screening takes places at the park’s Children’s Garden.

AED 10 park entry fee. 15th Street, Mushrif area. From 6.30pm.

For more info and screening schedule, visit: ummalemaratpark.ae

Yas Movies in the Park

Making a return this year is Yas Movies in the Park.

The event dubbed as ‘the ultimate outdoor cinema experience in the UAE’ is happening from 17th to 19th October at du Arena on Yas Island.

What’s there for film buffs to see? An assortment of family-friendly flicks including Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Aladdin, Moana, The Greatest Showman, Avengers: Endgame and a whole lot more.

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There’s more to the event than just film screenings too. A number of fun sideshows are also prepared including fancy dress competitions, face painting, retail stores, food trucks and sing and dance performances from London’s West End performers.

Free entry; VIP tickets with freebies available for AED 65.

Yas Island., 4pm-12am. Visit: yasmovies.ae

Cinema Space

We say that Cinema Space is an institution already when it comes to community film showings in the capital.

This cinema event is running screenings all year round regardless of the season and weather. We’ve seen it grow from strength to strength since its beginning from twofour54 to its current home at Manarat Al Saadiyat.

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Free Film Screening presented by @swedeninuae at @manaratalsaadiyat on Saturday, September 28 at 7:00pm . WILD STRAWBERRIES (Smultronstället) Starring: Victor Sjöström, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson . Directed by Ingmar Bergman . (New Film Restoration!) . RSVP at http://cs-wildstrawberries.splashthat.com . Sweden 1957 92 minutes In Swedish with English Subtitles Rated G for General Audiences (all ages admitted) . Synopsis: One of Ingmar Bergman’s pinnacle works, Wild Strawberries is an intensely moving, highly lyrical drama of affirmation and reconciliation. Victor Sjöström, Sweden’s pre-eminent director before Bergman, gives a memorable performance as Isak Borg, a distinguished professor travelling by car from Stockholm to Lund, where he is to receive an honorary degree. Accompanying him is daughter-in-law Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), whose marriage to Borg’s son Evald (Gunnar Björnstrand) is troubled. A flood of memories, daydreams, and nightmares assails the aging protagonist along the way, forcing him to take stock of his life, confront his shortcomings, and accept his mortality. In tandem with The Seventh Seal, released the same year, Wild Strawberries established the international vogue for Bergman’s cinema. . #film #movies #cinema #filmmaking #ingmarbergman #sweden #swedishcinema #filmpreservation #filmrestoration #victorsjöström #oscars #nostalgia #imagination #life #family #marriage #journey #dreams #inabudhabi #abudhabi #abudhabievents #myabudhabi #manaratalsaadiyat #saadiyatisland #saadiyat #yasisland #alrahabeach #albateen #uae

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For the month of October, movie fans will be treated to restored classics like The Thief of Bagdad, La Isla Minima, Kwaidan, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Psycho.

Free entry. Saadiyat Island. Various timings.

Visit: cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com


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