What’s better than catching an award-winning film at the natural amphitheatre of Fort Canning Park against the backdrop of a gorgeous sunset? Doing all of that whilst tucking into a gourmet picnic basket and sipping away at your favourite wine as the sunset fades to a sky full of stars. How romantic is that?
If you haven’t already heard, Singapore’s premier open-air cinematic event, Films at the Fort, is back! Whether you’re planning a date night or just looking to chill with your khakis, this novel cinematic experience will surely do the trick.
Films at the Fort – Singapore’s outdoor film festival
Held from 11th – 21st August, the outdoor film festival this year will boast a showing of eleven quality films.
Forrest Gump – Romantic comedy drama
“My momma always said, life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”
Amongst the selection is Forrest Gump, a movie classic probably even the most reluctant cinema patron has heard of. Starring Tom Hanks as the slow-witted Forrest Gump, this feel-good ’90s film shows one man’s epic journey through significant historical events without him actually knowing their significance. Full of funny anecdotes and stories, this film will be sure to warm the cockles of your heart.
Brooklyn – Romantic drama
If you’re into something more recent, we’d recommend the recent award-winning Brooklyn, a film featuring a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Despite falling into a new romance, the Irish maiden gets homesick trying to assimilate into the Brooklyn culture. Watch as she struggles with the decision between the two countries and all that exist within. Do note that this film is NC16.
Fans of The Theory of Everything on the other hand, will appreciate The Man Who Knew Infinity, a story about a self-taught mathematical genius discovered by a Cambridge professor. Other film selections include Amy, The Nice Guys, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, A Hologram for the King and more.For more details about the film programme at Films at the Fort, click here.
We’re going to go out on a limb and say that this year’s event is going to be pretty kickass!
Gourmet food selection at Films at the Fort
Food wise, fans of Shakespeare in the Park will find the options familiar. Helmed by the team from The Providore will be a pop-up food stall serving everything from Grass-fed Beef Burger ($18.50) to Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna ($15.50).
If you’re feeling fancy, feel free to indulge in an Antipasti Platter ($24.50) or even a Cheese Platter ($24.50). Pair them with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir ($10 per glass/$48 per bottle). Snacks such as Gourmet Popcorn ($5) and non-alcoholic sparkling juices and soda will be available. Of course, you’re welcomed to prepare your own picnic basket but do note that all alcohol must be purchased at the event.
For the full menu, click here.
Get your tickets
A different film will be screened each night of the event. We recommend you get tickets to this sell-out event fast or you know, weep. Hurry before there are no tickets left. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
All psyched for Singapore’s only open-air cinematic festival? Here’s your chance to
Win a pair of tickets to Films at the Fort!
There are two pairs of tickets up for grabs!
First pair: Brooklyn
Screening date: Tuesday, 16 August
Second pair: Forrest Gump
Screening date: Saturday, 20 August
All screenings start between 7:30PM and 7:40PM. Gates, bar, and food stalls open at 5:00PM. Arrive early to secure your favourite spot on the grass and watch the sun set with your date!
Here’s how you can win
- LIKE and SHARE this post on Facebook
- COMMENT to tell us which film you’d like to catch, and who you’ll bring with you!
That’s all you need to do to stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to the showing of either Forrest Gump or Brooklyn! It’s that simple. Giveaway will end 3rd August and the two lucky winners will be notified through Facebook.
Already bought tickets? Don’t forget to bring along a nice picnic mat and an umbrella! We’re not going to jinx anything, but we’ll be praying alongside with you for great weather.
This article is brought to you by Discover SG x Films at the Fort
Films At The Fort presented by Casillero del Diablo is Singapore’s premier open-air cinema event, combining award winning films with gourmet food and wine. Set in the natural amphitheatre of Fort Canning Park from 11th-21st August 2016, this is the perfect place to unwind with friends over a sunset drink before enjoying a quality film under the stars.
(Header image by Films at the Fort)