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Giant screen set to return to Brighton seafront after Olympics

The Argus: Giant screen set to return to Brighton seafront after Olympics Giant screen set to return to Brighton seafront after Olympics

A free big screen on Brighton’s seafront showing sporting triumphs is set to return for 2013.

Tens of thousands of people watched Team GB’s Olympic success on the giant LED television last summer.

Buoyed by the success, organisers want to bring the largest free outdoor cinema on the south coast back to the city’s seafront for the summer.

They hope to show a mixture of live sporting events, such as Formula One and The Ashes, as well as family films.

Bill Murray, of Hove-based Murray Media, which is behind the plans, said: “We are excited by the prospect of it but it has to follow the procedure in place.

“We have our fingers crossed that the council gives it approval.”

In August, the screen was positioned in a gated area at the Old Paddling Pool site on the promenade near Brighton’s West pier.

The public area held up to 3,500 people and offered a grandstand view of the Olympics with family films in the evening.

However, due to the construction of the i360 observation tower, which is due to start in spring, organisers have had to find a new site.

They hope to move it to near the Brighton Wheel in Madeira Drive, Brighton, and operate from July 31 to August 26.

It will remain a fenced-off area with a fully licensed bar and small food outlets.

Among the sporting events it is hoped the World Athletics Championships, Formula One and men’s and women’s cricket can be shown.

Permission is due to be granted by Brighton and Hove City Council’s economic development and culture committee on Thursday.

Speaking about the new site, Mr Murray said: “We would be delighted. We think it would add real colour to that particular area.”

Geoffrey Bowden, chairman of the council’s economic development and culture committee, said: “I think it was a huge success during the Olympics and I’m absolutely delighted that they want it back this year. I gather it will continue to be on the beach.

“It’s a really welcome addition to that stretch of the seafront.”

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11:10am Sun 6 Jan 13

Jamesthegill says...

Hopefully they'll actually use legitimate copies of films this year, rather than a pirated copy of "The Hunger Games" which featured the sound dropping out and the screen going blank at random intervals.

Given that the film hadn't been released on home video at the time of the screening, lets hope that any advanced showings this summer are sourced legally!
Hopefully they'll actually use legitimate copies of films this year, rather than a pirated copy of "The Hunger Games" which featured the sound dropping out and the screen going blank at random intervals. Given that the film hadn't been released on home video at the time of the screening, lets hope that any advanced showings this summer are sourced legally! Jamesthegill
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12:38pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Stoves says...

Jamesthegill wrote:
Hopefully they'll actually use legitimate copies of films this year, rather than a pirated copy of "The Hunger Games" which featured the sound dropping out and the screen going blank at random intervals.

Given that the film hadn't been released on home video at the time of the screening, lets hope that any advanced showings this summer are sourced legally!
Seriously, who cares?
[quote][p][bold]Jamesthegill[/bold] wrote: Hopefully they'll actually use legitimate copies of films this year, rather than a pirated copy of "The Hunger Games" which featured the sound dropping out and the screen going blank at random intervals. Given that the film hadn't been released on home video at the time of the screening, lets hope that any advanced showings this summer are sourced legally![/p][/quote]Seriously, who cares? Stoves
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1:06pm Sun 6 Jan 13

boo2005 says...

well 'Stoves, do you actually care about anything in this city at all?
well 'Stoves, do you actually care about anything in this city at all? boo2005
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2:34pm Sun 6 Jan 13

jyan says...

Most people in that photo seem to be ignoring that screen!
Most people in that photo seem to be ignoring that screen! jyan
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5:27pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

Great news and wouldn't it be a fantastic semi permanent feature on the prom, i.e. Spring, Summer and Autumn?
Great news and wouldn't it be a fantastic semi permanent feature on the prom, i.e. Spring, Summer and Autumn? Somethingsarejustwrong
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8:56pm Sun 6 Jan 13

KellyBeans says...

I watched the Olympics Opening Ceremony from the beach as within the fenced off area it was overcrowded and you weren't allowed to take in your own food/drink and would have to have used the VERY expensive sponsored bars inside...so I doubt i'll be going!
I watched the Olympics Opening Ceremony from the beach as within the fenced off area it was overcrowded and you weren't allowed to take in your own food/drink and would have to have used the VERY expensive sponsored bars inside...so I doubt i'll be going! KellyBeans
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9:00pm Sun 6 Jan 13

imnotpc says...

Stoves wrote:
Jamesthegill wrote:
Hopefully they'll actually use legitimate copies of films this year, rather than a pirated copy of "The Hunger Games" which featured the sound dropping out and the screen going blank at random intervals.

Given that the film hadn't been released on home video at the time of the screening, lets hope that any advanced showings this summer are sourced legally!
Seriously, who cares?
stoves you are absolutely right...who cares.At least they are doing something for everyone and still they moan.Some people just need to get a life lol
[quote][p][bold]Stoves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jamesthegill[/bold] wrote: Hopefully they'll actually use legitimate copies of films this year, rather than a pirated copy of "The Hunger Games" which featured the sound dropping out and the screen going blank at random intervals. Given that the film hadn't been released on home video at the time of the screening, lets hope that any advanced showings this summer are sourced legally![/p][/quote]Seriously, who cares?[/p][/quote]stoves you are absolutely right...who cares.At least they are doing something for everyone and still they moan.Some people just need to get a life lol imnotpc
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9:33am Mon 7 Jan 13

uniteagainstparkingcharges says...

You call that thing a "Giant Screen"??

My mate's got a bigger one on the wall in his living room, and his is in 3D!
You call that thing a "Giant Screen"?? My mate's got a bigger one on the wall in his living room, and his is in 3D! uniteagainstparkingcharges
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12:17pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Mattspadge says...

Events like this are the reason I love living in brighton. I was only talking to a friend yesterday, hoping that it would return this year. Of course the opening ceremony was crowded, (thats what happens when something is popular). The bar was not overly expensive at the free event and the staff were more than welcoming. I would happily volunteer some of my time to ensure this runs again! Still cherish fond memories sat with my family watching films whiles the sun goes down. I also wouldn't class a few minor technical issues as illegal! Top marks I say.
Events like this are the reason I love living in brighton. I was only talking to a friend yesterday, hoping that it would return this year. Of course the opening ceremony was crowded, (thats what happens when something is popular). The bar was not overly expensive at the free event and the staff were more than welcoming. I would happily volunteer some of my time to ensure this runs again! Still cherish fond memories sat with my family watching films whiles the sun goes down. I also wouldn't class a few minor technical issues as illegal! Top marks I say. Mattspadge
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3:08pm Mon 7 Jan 13

IShouldoftriedharder says...

I watched Back to the Future there one evening. Brilliant film and great watching it with nearly a 1000 people. can I suggest they show the Indiana Jones movies, the Goonies, and Honey I Shrunk the Kids. All classics, Family Friendly and sure to get the whole audience cheering.
I watched Back to the Future there one evening. Brilliant film and great watching it with nearly a 1000 people. can I suggest they show the Indiana Jones movies, the Goonies, and Honey I Shrunk the Kids. All classics, Family Friendly and sure to get the whole audience cheering. IShouldoftriedharder
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