Hey you guys! Last night we FINALLY got to go to Motley Movies outdoor cinema in Cardiff.
The guys at Motley Movies have been showing films on the rooftop garden of Jacob’s Antique Market (next to Cardiff Central Station) since May. They’ve been putting on an awesome selection including Human Traffic, Wayne’s World and Bridget Jones. Last night was one of my childhood favourites The Goonies. The website says showing the films on the roof is as much about the atmosphere they’ve created as watching the film and they’re dead right. The location, overlooking Cardiff as the sun sets, made for a great evening anyway, but watching one of my favourite films (and many other people’s judging by the laughter and cheering at the crucial points) was great fun.
The rooftop is fully licensed and opens at 6, where they have music and amazing drinks from the Two Fingers guys. I tried the One Eyed Willy cocktail, rum, ginger, lime and chilli (£5) which was gorgeous and veeeery strong, before moving on to the safety of the wine.
And the food! Motley Movies have food pop ups at each event and last night was Hang Fire BBQ an extra bonus for me as I’ve been dying to try their food for ages. The Truffle Shuffle sandwich (pulled pork and truffle slaw. £6) was absolutely immense. The Babe Ruth dessert (caramel, peanuts, marshmallows and huge lumps of chocolate. £2) was the most sugary thing I’ve eaten in ages. In fact, I think I’m still buzzing. Chunk and Sloth would’ve loved it.
As the sun set over Cardiff, the film began. It did get chilly, luckily we wrapped up warm and took a blanket, but they also had blankets to hire, so it was nice and cosy. We were quite lucky as the weather the previous night (where they showed Wayne’s World) was apparently awful. That’s the gamble of the Cardiff weather I suppose.
A few years back Gavin and I went to an outdoor cinema in LA. It’s a really established event there where people queue for hours to get in (and of course they have the weather and access to Hollywood Stars, many of whom talk before the movie) but I can see Motley Movies becoming almost as popular. We’ll certainly be making it one of our summer must-dos.
Goonies never say die!
Tickets to The Goonies at Motley Movies were £10 each.
We paid in full for everything and Motley Movies were not aware I’d be blogging about them.