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Greens keen on Brighton’s big screen
A green company is hosting a screening of the Olympic opening ceremony.
Brighton’s Big Screen will be showing live coverage from the Olympic Park in London at a launch party on Brighton’s seafront.
Boho Green is backing the screen in the public area, which holds up to 2,600 people, will offer a grandstand view of the curtains coming up on the competition in the capital. Live footage will be broadcast on to a 100 square ft LED screen, which will located next to the West Pier and opposite the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel.
Following the launch party, Brighton’s Big Screen will continue to broadcast live coverage of the games plus a selection of blockbuster films from 10am to 10pm daily until August 27.
The public screen is the brainchild of communication company Murray Media.
A spokesperson for the firm in Blatchington Road said: “Visitors and residents of Brighton and Hove are invited to attend the free launch party to help celebrate the opening of Brighton’s Big Screen and to watch the flame igniting the cauldron, signalling the start of the Games. “
Colin Brace, boss at sustainable developer Boho Green, said: “I am delighted to be co-producing the Brighton Big Screen event this summer. As a local sustainable developer I am passionate about the city and this is our opportunity to bring forward this free event to allow the whole of the city the opportunity of watching the games and blockbuster movies with their family and friends. At the heart of the games is bringing together people from many different communities to celebrate the very best in sporting achievement.
“We hope that this event will attract a considerable number of extra visitors to the city and in particular the seafront areas to provide a much needed boost to the local traders who have found it particularly difficult with the recent poor weather conditions.”
A spokesperson for Brighton and Hove City Council said: “BHCC is not paying for this but are is receiving an income either – the economic impact is attracting visitors to the seafront who ordinarily may not have visited the area which will support seafront businesses and supplement our visitor and tourism offer.”