The summer weather that has finally come to the UK (a month before the beginning of autumn) has been a blessing not just for sports fans who can go to Greenwich Park and enjoy the thrills that the Olympic Equestrian competitions will undoubtedly provide but also for all those film lovers who had been looking forward for the moment they would be able to move as far away from the drab concrete walls of a multiplex as possible.
For the last couple of weeks, special outdoor film screenings seem to take place every other day, promising a unique movie experience. The prospect of an exciting location, up-and coming live music acts and a great bunch of other surprises is certainly enticing. If the actual film though, is nothing really special, why bother going in the first place?
For anyone then, who grew up in the 80s the names of Mikey, Chunk, Data, Mouth, the Fratelli Brothers and of course “One-Eyed” Willy, should be enough of a reason to go to the Nomad screening of The Goonies at Queen’s Park. Written by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), directed by Richard Donner (Superman, Lethal Weapon) and produced by Steven Spielberg, this wild adventure of a group of kids who stumble upon a treasure map is not only one of the few examples of great mainstream fun to have come out during the largely kitsch decade of the 80s, but also captures of the excitement of being a child and the importance of friendship at such a tender age.
With all the major studios currently unable or uninterested in successfully transporting us to back to the time when we were young and restless, the chance of watching The Goonies on the big screen should not be missed by anyone. That such a screening will take place in one of London’s most beautiful parks is just the icing on the cake. (Words: Apostolos Kostoulas)
Lexi Cinema presents The Nomad: THE GOONIES will take place on Saturday 18 August at Queen’s Park. Live music will be provided by Yellowwire , while the Salt Yard Group will be in charge of the food. For more information visit http://www.whereisthenomad.com/events/goonies-pg-queens-park/