Saturday 25 May 2019
Park Your Cinema is back, for the fourth consecutive summer season. The open-air film screening series at Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center offers great opportunities to discover timeless classic movies for the first time or enjoy for the nth time on a big screen – unforgettable films loved by successive generations of cinema-goers, which never fail to provide us with a fresh dose of film magic.
The perfect start for the new season, two legendary films that celebrate decades of popularity! The 80th anniversary of the premiere of The Wizard of Oz and the 60th anniversary of the premiere of the animated Sleeping Beauty meet in their shared homeland – the world of fairy tale – to entertain young and old.
Programming: Elias Fragoulis
The evil witch Maleficent curses Princess Aurora to die on her 16th birthday. The spell can only be broken by the arrival of a prince, but no one knows when or how. The 16th Disney animated feature film, it is an adaptation of the classic tale by French author Charles Perrault. The lush and stylized designs (particularly in the background) alienated the audience of the time, and the film flopped at the box office, forcing the studio to stop productions based on fairy tales (the next was Little Mermaid, only in 1989!). The music score includes mainly covers and arrangements of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's music for the ballet of the same title – another bold, high-quality choice by the pioneer Walt Disney.
Director: Clyde Geronimi
Saturday 25/05 | 21.00
The film is dubbed in Greek
Visitors are advised to bring insect repellent and a mat, or other similar item for sitting on the ground.