A Film and Food festival has landed in Cardiff and we are here for it

It is Wales’ first large-scale event since the pandemic began

On Thursday 17th June, Cardiff welcomed the Film & Food Fest 2021 which will take place in Cooper’s field in Bute Park.

Over a 4 day period, the festival will bring open-air screenings and street food to Cardiff, amongst other things on offer. According to the organisers, the festival is the first large-scale event that the country has seen since the pandemic, and has been approved by the Welsh Government to take place.

Adventure Cinema, the company behind the festival, will be in Cardiff from June 17th to 20th before moving onto 14 other cities in the UK. The festival will also be making a stop in Swansea from July 8th to 11th.

From films to live comedy to food and drink, the festival has something for everyone. Films on offer range from The Greatest Showman (a sing-a-long version!) to Jurassic Park and JoJo Rabbit.

Movie nights just got better

Eshaan Akbar will also be making an appearance doing live comedy shows; however, the festival stresses that standard age restrictions still apply to films and comedy shows even if they are outside.

Whilst watching a film, you’re going to need food and drink right? The Street Food Warehouse has got you covered with pizza from Handmade Pizza Co and popcorn from Blakes popcorn. Drinks are also available through the bar, and also the Yoello app (along with any food orders too). Luckily for its customers, gates will open 3 hours before the film starts so you’ll have lots of time to get your hands on the snacks before finding a spot to sit down on.

You can get to the festival through Cooper’s field in Bute Park; access is from the entrance gate of the south side of the field.

Ticket prices vary across the different events; you can book tickets here. Standard tickets to see Grease on June 18, Joker on June 19 and JoJo Rabbit on June 20 cost £18.50.

Standard tickets to see The Greatest Showman on June 19 and Jurassic Park on June 20 are £16.50, while children under 12 can go in for half the price at £8.50.

Adventure Cinema will also be donating £2 from every ticket sold for the short film nights in order to support local film organisations within each city that the festival will travel to.

In keeping with the government guidelines for each city, the festival will be taking place in exclusively outdoor spaces to ensure all COVID-19 rules are met.

If anything happens, the organisers have promised a 100% money-back guarantee.

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