What film would you like to see in St Albans outdoor cinema?

PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:31 22 July 2015

Which film would you like to see? Vote in our poll.

Which film would you like to see? Vote in our poll.


Have your say on the choice of science fiction film to be screened as part of a city pub’s latest outdoor cinema venture.

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks will be turning its pub garden into an independent pop-up cinema over the summer and landlord Christo Tofalli wants Herts Ad readers to help him choose the fourth film to be screened.

Following on from its successful St Albans Film Festival fringe showing of Alien and Aliens in April, Christo has decided to put on four movies in the garden complete with surround sound.

The first two films will be Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which will be screened on July 29 and 30.

Blade Runner: the Director’s Cut will be shown on August 18 but Christo has yet to decide on the final film for the next day, so has decided to team up with the Herts Advertiser to poll readers from a shortlist drawn up by some local movie buffs.

He explained: “The pop-up cinema for the St Albans Film Festival was a great success so I decided it would be a good idea to put on some movies throughout the summer following the film festival’s sci-fi film. Outdoor pop-up cinemas are just what St Albans needs during the summer months.

“The Terminator movies and Blade Runner are cult classics and were an obvious choice but I was struggling on the fourth film so decided it would be a good idea to ask some local film fans to suggest a short list that the readers of the Herts Ad could choose from.”

The shortlist is:

* Until the End of the World starring William Hurt and Sam O’Neill - suggested by Matt Adams, editor of the Herts Advertiser;

* The Running Man starring Arnold Schwarzenegger - proposed by St Albans Film Festival director Leoni Kibbey;

* Close Encounters of the Third Kind - the choice of Hertfordshire Life editor Richard Young;

* Minority Report starring Tom Cruise - suggested by Sarah Cooper, St Albans resident and senior features writer at movie magazine Screen International.

* Back to the Future - suggested by comedian Bob Golding.

Voting closes on July 30. Tickets cost £20 and include dinner from the famous Fighters barbecue. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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