The Luna Cinema is using Hastings rebuilt pier as a platform to show a variety of open air movies. We were lucky enough to pop down on Saturday to see Star Wars – The Force Awakens, the doors opened at 7pm and the film started at 9pm.
Tickets for it were a tad on the expensive side however it is a unique experience, they are also non-refundable unless the Luna Cinema specifically says the weather could cause the showing to be dangerous. Luckily for us it wasn’t raining and not too cold either.
The screen was sat on the front half of the pier, pointing towards the sea. Which meant you could either use the open space or sit on the steps going up to the restaurant seating area.
The showing was delayed a little and started at around 9:30pm, this was to ensure it was dark enough to see the film clearly. The image and sound quality were a lot more impressive than we had expected, and you could not here a thing from the traffic just outside of the pier.
This was a great way to start things rolling on the pier, the first night was a documentary RE: The Pier, followed by Jaws and Star Wars – The Force Awakens. Pride and Dirty Dancing will be shown on 27th and the 28th May.
There is really something for everyone, and is a really fun experience if you are up for braving the weather.