As I walked in with my haul of three blankets, two coats, two sleeping bags and four jumpers, I was (as always) delighted with the gorgeous backdrop of my surroundings. I really couldn’t believe how lucky I was. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that there was a bar (woo hoo!) and, unlike many cinemas, the prices were reasonable (£10 for a bottle of wine, £1 for pop/sweets/popcorn and pizzas started at only £5.50). A great start indeed.
The timing of the start of the film meant that the picture quality was also of a very high standard and, as the evening grew darker, the beautiful backdrop of Caerphilly Castle became increasingly more majestic. My daughter kept looking around in amazement and I was also a little speechless; the glow of the beautiful, historical surroundings at night time and the stars shining down on us. It all just felt magical (as my daughter put it).
– If you’ve only got blankets (like us), get there for when the doors open so that you can get a nice spot in front of the chairs.
– Take some blankets and cushions to sit on. The ground in Caerphilly Castle was perfect to sit on but if you’re at a venue with a harder surface, this would be a must.
– Take some things to cwtch up with. Last night, it was fairly warm so my sleeping bags weren’t really necessary but they did help to make everything extra comfy. My daughter and her best friend loved cuddling up in their sleeping bags before the film started and as the night grew a little colder, I loved getting warm hugs with my little one.
Oh and as for High Jackman, he can actually sing. Who knew? 😁