Park Your Cinema: Stand by Me (1986) - Εικόνα

Spring at the SNFCC and a comeback of the screenings at the Great Lawn: The well-established Park Your Cinema series resumes, and renews its cooperation with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival for a second year, presenting the films selected for our adult viewers. Our date is on for unforgettable cinematic moments under the stars!

Looking back on the years that shaped us and experiences we all share, the cozy, welcoming darkness of the movies is ever-present, like a big, shared embrace that fits us all inside. Cinema is part of our coming-of-age tale, of each one’s personal history. Its images are interwoven with those of our own lives; the fictional tales of the films we grew up with merge our personal myths with those of others, the people we consider “our own,” our friends, members of the “tribe” in which we choose to belong. 

And through the years, as “going to the movies” transformed over many generations of spectators from mere recreation to something of a “social ritual,” cinema in a way taught us how to mature, at times making us wonder whether the most defining coming-of-age story was the one we experienced ourselves, or some other that we saw on the big screen. 

This summer, in the warm, welcoming darkness of the open sky of the SNFCC, we will be reliving together some of the stories we grew up with, stories that remind us what it means to be young, then or now or forever, the way only great cinema can.


Stand by Me 1986
The film that marked every generation born just before, during, or shortly after the carefree 1980s, in a rare showing on the big screen: the sounds, colors and smells of that summer when four boys embarked on the adventure of their lives, searching by the train track for the body of a missing boy their age, are the raw materials of this hymn to camaraderie.

Directed by: Rob Reiner
Screenplay by:  Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon
Cinematography by: Thomas Del Ruth
Edited by: Thomas Del Ruth
Music by: Jack Nitzsche
Cast: River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland
Produced by: Act III Productions
Country of Production: USA
Year of Production: 1986

Duration: 89ʹ


Friday 20/05 | 21.00
Great Lawn 

Free entrance 

* It is recommended that guests be equipped with insect repellant, as well as a mat or a blanket to lay on the lawn.

The use of face mask and social distancing measures are mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.

Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.

Park your cinema and Park your cinema Kids series are free and open to all, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. 

See also

Sunday 05/06, 21:00

Park Your Cinema: Juno (2007)


Saturday 21/05, 21:00

Park Your Cinema Kids: Sing!


Saturday 04/06, 21:00

Park Your Cinema Kids: Aladdin