If you’re a lover of the big screen, then visit the Cambridge Film Festival. There’s always lots to see with previews of upcoming releases and works involving famous names being shown alongside low-budget affairs, old classics and films from around the world. There is also a chance to rub shoulders with actors, producers and directors. There will be special guests available for Q&A sessions, as well as the annual award ceremony. As a student writer/producer Christopher Nolan had a short film screened at the festival, before going on to be made famous by his work on Batman for the Dark Knight Trilogy.
It is easy to reach Cambridge from London and other major cities by car or train. Arriving by air Stansted Airport is situated 30 miles away, with train and coach connections available. Tickets will go on sale nearer the time, purchased over the booking line or directly from the website for individual films. If you are already a member of the Picturehouse club you gain priority entry and a £2 discount on each film, along with discounts on food and drinks. Festival passes are available for £30 giving you £40 worth of tickets.
The passes are only available from the Arts Picturehouse, but even if you’re not local it is worth contacting the cinema as you can potentially gain a 25% saving. If you are planning to revisit Cambridge at a later date, check with the Picturehouse if becoming a member is a viable option. When it comes to planning your Cambridge Film Festival download the festival programme from the official site, this will give you screen times and further details. While most films are shown at the Arts Picturehouse, keep an eye out for other venues, you never know what you might discover.
If you are visiting the Cambridge Film Festival, choose from a selection of houses, apartments, boats, B&B’s and other private rentals close to the Arts Picturehouse. Wherever you stay the majority of Cambridge is within walking distance.
Visit the world-famous Cambridge University, take a tour or relax in the public grounds. Go on a punting tour of the city along the River Cam, or take a walk along the water edge. There is a large collection of antiques from ancient Greece at the Fitzwilliam Museum and plenty of historic buildings around the city.
Find out more about the festival, including: festival news, what’s on and a programme of events, planning your festival, ticket office information and other suggestions on what to do while in Cambridge all on the official website.
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