One of the biggest blockbusters of the year is Kong: Skull Island – and this is not only because its title character happens to be the biggest primate ever created. To give due credit to the enormity of this movie, Warner Bros. Pictures and Ster-Kinekor have announced a unique outdoor screening experience for the South African premiere of the film, the day before its global release on 10 March.
For one night only, on Thursday, 09 March, Joburgers are being treated to the movie premiere on a huge screen and surround sound, befitting to Kong, which will be set up on the top field of St Stithians College in Sandton for this premium cinema event.
UPDATE: Please note that tickets will also now be sold at the venue.
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The event is being staged on the top field of St Stithians College in Sandton. Access to the venue is via the school’s entrance off Bram Fischer Drive, with gates opening at 17:30. The film’s screening starts at 19:30, and bookings are now open for this once-off outdoor cinema event. Tickets will also be on sale at the event on Thursday 09 March – only bank cards will be accepted for payment.
The evening promises to be a wonderful mix of an outdoor cinema experience and a feast of delectable artisanal foods, craft beers and wine. Of course, Ster-Kinekor’s freshly popped popcorn and cold drinks will also be on sale to enjoy during the movie.
The state-of-the-art outdoor screen is massive – 15m wide and three-storeys high – so everyone will enjoy perfect line of sight to the screen from anywhere on the field. A rock concert-style surround sound system will blast 80 000 watts around the entire venue to do justice to this larger than life, monster movie event.
Tickets for this unique cinema event should be pre-booked and paid for via the Ster-Kinekor website (www.sterkinekor.com – note the Ts & Cs) and cost R120.00 each. The film carries a 13V age restriction, so unfortunately no child under the age of 13 will be permitted into the venue to attend this event and watch the film.
Unlike a Ster-Kinekor cinema, there is no seating at the venue! Seating is unreserved, on a first come, first served basis and as such, the organisers encourage ticket-holders to arrive early to find a good spot and indulge in the delicious food and drinks that will be on sale throughout the evening – even while the movie is playing. Audiences should bring picnic blankets and low-style camping or beach chairs to enjoy the screening in comfort.
Visit www.sterkinekor.com. Follow us on Twitter at @sterkinekor and on Facebook at Ster-Kinekor, with #KongOutdoorCinema. For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).