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Constantia’s Summer Screening Marathon begins in July

The annual open-air film screenings at Constantia Theatre bring Nicosians closer to independent cinema. For all those staying in the city throughout the summer, Constantia’s international and European cinema selections provide an entertaining night out.

If you have lived in the capital for a few years, chances are that you’ve found yourself at the Constantia open-air theatre once or twice, or possibly even more. The summer film marathon has become something of a tradition. The programme with the films to be screened is published online with showings every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are purchased at the door, the Theatro Ena box office or and viewers are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes early to pick a seat and grab a snack and a cold beer if wanted.

This year, for its 22nd edition, the summer marathon at Constantia is dedicated to its founder, former minister of education Ouranios Ioannides who passed away this year. From July 22 until September 13, 40 screenings will take place on the same days as usual, yet they’ll be slightly adapted to the latest coronavirus measures.

This year, to avoid crowded lines and a packed theatre, Constantia will implement new regulations and from the 270 available seats only around 100-120 spots will be available for each screening.

A spacious open-air cinema screening local, European and international independent films sounds like an ideal place to be this summer, blending entertainment with the social distancing we are all still encouraged to follow.

Two Cypriot films will be included this year, the popular and awarded Smuggling Hendrix and Soteris Christou’s film Small White Envelopes. Arabic, Serbian and Slovakian films were included in last year’s programme and more international entries can be seen this summer as well. Whether local or foreign, Constantia’s summer screening marathon surely amplifies those quiet nights in the city.

The programme:

Smuggling Hendrix 22/7 and 15/8; A Sweet Bean 23/7 and 2/8; Our Struggles 24/7 and 29/7; The Last Move 25/7 30/7; In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry 26/7 and 31/7; Yesterday 1/8 and 6/9; A Man Called Ove 5/8 and 14/8; And Then We Danced 6/8 and 16/8; Menashe 7/8 and 12/8; Blinded by the Light 8/8 and 9/9; La Dolce Vita 9/8 and 13/8; With Arms Open 19/8 and 27/8; The Truth 20/8 and 26/8; Yali 21/8 and 30/8; The Nile Hilton Incident 22/8 and 28/8; Lady Winsley 23/8 and 29/8; God Exists, Her Name is Petunya 2/9 and 11/9; Small White Envelopes 3/9 and 12/9; Eftyhia 4/9 and 13/9; Judy 5/9 and 10/9


Constantia Summer Screening Marathon

Open-air film screenings of local, European and international films. July 22- September 13. Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Constantia Cinema, Nicosia. 9pm. €5. Free entrance for people with disabilities. Tel: 22-348203

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