After a summer which has seen venues from a canal barge to a miners’ social club become movie theatres, the final Picnic Cinema of the summer take immersive filmgoing experience to new levels with a screening of The Blair Witch Project deep in this spooky Cumbrian forest. Picnic Cinema have already shown Lake District classics Withnail & I and Swallows and Amazons in their original filming locations, as part of the nationwide Scala Beyond season. As the original found-footage, hand-held horror film, The Blair Witch Project, was a box-office phenomenon on its release in 1999. The audience will rendezvous at Grizedale Forest before heading off on foot to a secret venue in the woods above Coniston. Courageous moviegoers are advised to bring their own torches, blankets and suitable clothing. Live music comes courtesy of Croatian folk artist, Katus Young.

Sat 22 Sep, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ, £11 (Age 15+), @PicnicCinema

Sat 22 Sep
Joe Cairns
Published on:
Tue 11 Sep 2012