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Titanic & The Godfather usher in London’s first open-air live orchestra concert series

Live at the Palace, The Ultimate Cinematic Concert Experience, is bringing a unique experience to film fans across the capital.

The first outdoor films with a live orchestra concert series to take place in London will begin in May 2018 with two movie heavyweights – The Godfather and Titanic!

The events are to be held in the stunning grounds of Fulham Palace by the River Thames in South West London.

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Live At The Palace is a brand new concert series of films shown outdoors with a full live orchestra creating the ultimate cinematic experience, taking place across the May Bank Holiday weekend 2018 from 25th May – 27th May 2018 in the picturesque grounds of historic Fulham Palace.

Presented by leading live promoter Senbla, the concert series boasts films noted for their incredible and varied scores, which will be performed live by orchestra’s up to 100 piece strong, with some films also featuring a choir, as the movies themselves are presented on a huge 15-metre-wide screen.

This is an event that is the first of it’s kind in London and the UK, as it will showcase the movies live in concert in a beautiful and unique picnic setting, celebrating an immersive way to fully experience some of the best loved motion pictures of all time to kick off the summer with style.

Producer and MD of Senbla, Ollie Rosenblatt commented:

“We have long been promoting and producing film with live orchestra shows, taking various titles to concert halls throughout the UK and we’re now extremely excited to be creating and promoting the UK’s first outdoor series of these style of concerts.

Offering a chance for people to pair the beloved British Bank Holiday picnics in the park with great films accompanied by spectacular orchestras we hope this will appeal to a range of generations, film and music lovers.

It’s a genre of concerts we’ve seen blossom over the past couple of years so we’re delighted to be bringing these films with live orchestra to the unique and beautiful setting of Fulham Palace.

We’ll be showing a variety of titles and audience members will be able to soak up the gorgeous grounds and enjoy the various, picnic hampers, food and beverage stands we’ll have on offer. Basically, if you love gloriously green grass, a walled garden, trees, film and music you’ll love this!”

The Live At The Palace films in concert outdoor series take place at Fulham Palace on the banks of the River Thames in West London. A Grade I listed building with 13 acres of Grade II listed botanical gardens (the second oldest in London) and the former Summer home of the Bishops of London, the Palace has over 1300 years of history to explore, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to their grounds.

Now for 2018, the Palace will be turned into the grandest cinematic spectacular imaginable, as Live At The Palace welcomes both film fans and music lovers alike to the ultimate Bank Holiday experience in a beautiful, comfortable and enjoyable setting.

Available for each film will be three types of tickets, all in the style of a modern cinema experience. These are, standard tickets for a more relaxed and casual picnic style, premium tickets which includes your own designated area and a choice of either a bean bag or deck chair seating, combined with the perfect view of screen and stage.

The third ticketing option for the height of luxury are VIP tickets, including stylised table and chair seating, exclusive entrance to the grounds and Palace, a private bar, and your own enclosed area with the perfect view to watch the performances from, complete with luxury cinema snacks and a VIP host.

In addition to this, as an optional add-on to all three ticket price-bands are high-end hampers by hamper and picnic specialists Forman and Field, offering a selection of sumptuous artisan foods including London Cure Smoked Salmon & Chive Cream Cheese bagels from Brick Lane Bakery. There will also be a vegetarian option.

Limited special rate early bird standard and premium tickets will be available until 5th February, with group booking tickets for 10 or more people available for standard and premium tickets until 29th March.

The inaugural Live At The Palace Series boasts a varied line-up. First announced are the weekend evening shows – The Godfather (Saturday 26th May evening) and Titanic (Sunday 27th May evening).

Saturday 26th May’s evening audience will be treated to Francis Ford Coppola’s timeless masterpiece, 1972’s The Godfather. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, the tale of New York crime family rivalries has won three Academy Awards, and in 2008 was voted the greatest film ever made by Empire Magazine. The film’s seductive score by Nino Rota, including its immortal love theme, was ranked fifth in the influential American Film Institute’s list of the greatest scores ever written.

Closing Live At The Palace 2018 on the evening of Sunday 27th May will be Titanic. A uniquely familiar soundtrack that will forever be a part of cinematic history, Titanic Live sees James Horner’s epic score take centre stage with a huge orchestra, choir and Celtic musicians, whilst the film is projected on a vast HD screen.

The 1997 blockbuster, written and directed by James Cameron, became one of the most prolific movies of all time, grossing over $2 billion at the box office and winning 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director and more importantly, Best Original Song and Dramatic Score.

For more information, check out the website

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Jason Palmer
Jason Palmer
Jason is a film contributor for Entertainment Focus (EF) bringing you the latest news and reviews from the movie world.

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