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Silent Cinema At St. Martin’s Courtyard Covent Garden

A full sized cinema screen is popping up for two days only in Covent Garden’s newest shopping and dining destination, St. Martin’s Courtyard, this August.

The delightful new area boasts a unique mix of fashion, beauty and lifestyle boutiques, exciting flagships and six international restaurants. In celebration of the development, guests can enjoy great movies and sumptuous popcorn (for free!) at the venue this week.

Simply follow St Martin’s Courtyard on twitter (@smcoventgarden) for your chance to win tickets. Walk-in tickets will also be available for each screening on a first come first served basis, so hurry!

Those lucky enough to bag a place were transported to India on Wednesday 8th August when the mini international film festival opened with an enchanting and colourful performance from a Bollywood Dance London to set the scene.

Newly released feel good comedy ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was screened at the venue, bringing the Indian summer we’ve all been waiting for to us for a couple of hours, at least! Set in Jaipur, India, the film features an all star cast including Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel. St Martin’s Courtyard’s very own Bombay café Dishoom was serving up warming ‘naughty chai’, made with either Baileys or whisky to cheer up chilly guests as they enjoyed the film.

On Thursday 9th August, charming Italian favourite ‘Cinema Paradiso’ will be screened at 8pm. Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1989, Cinema Paradiso serves up picturesque Italian settings and romantic notions. To complement the movie, Italian enoteca Dalla Terra will bring a taste of Italy to the courtyard with picnics of fine Italian cheeses and hams. Lovely!

To guarantee one of the best seats in the house, book in advance for dinner and a movie at one of the St Martin’s Courtyard restaurants. Contemporary Thai restaurant Suda, British café Bill’s and Italian enoteca Dalla Terra will all be serving up special menus on their al fresco tables. For a set price (which includes a headset) you can enjoy dinner and drinks whilst you sit back and watch the film. Enjoy cones of Thai calamari from the Suda usherettes, ice cold beer and hedgerow fizz cocktails from Bill’s bar, and free gourmet popcorn for all.

See you there!

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