The Lion King (1994)
Disney’s classic animated musical with its legendary songbook is our Seaside Cinema film on Saturday afternoon. The Lion King presents the story of one lion cub’s journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. Simba begins life as an honoured prince, the son of the powerful King Mufasa (voiced, of course, by James Earl Jones). The cub’s happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle, Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons), murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat, and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne. Borrowing elements from Hamlet, classical mythology, and African folk tales, The Lion King tells its mythic coming-of-age tale with a combination of spectacular visuals and lively music, featuring songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a score by Hans Zimmer.
Sat 10 July 1.30pm
The Curzon Cinema’s outdoor cinema event is back, and bigger than ever. Seaside Cinema will take place on Salthouse Fields, next to Clevedon’s beautiful Marine Lake and seafront, from Thursday 8th July – Sunday 11th July.
The Curzon has utilised its Cultural Recovery Funding to pull-off this set of community-based events, to host a positive celebration that is long- overdue. With an LED screen enabling films to be shown at any time of day rather than having to wait until the sun goes down, this year the line-up includes a whopping 8 screenings, over 4 days.
Food and drink will be available: customers are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or camping chair, to sit back, relax, and enjoy a stellar line-up of films in a beautiful setting (strictly NO glass bottles). We can assure customers that there will be plenty of space to spread out.