Suffolk farmers trial new concept with outdoor screening of two British-made hit movies

Lucy McVeigh, livestock manager at Kenton Hall Estate, near Debenham Picture: KENTON HALL ESTATE

Lucy McVeigh, livestock manager at Kenton Hall Estate, near Debenham Picture: KENTON HALL ESTATE - Credit: Archant

Debenham farmers are running an outdoor cinema as they seek to show that the sector can come up with innovative business ideas.

Kenton Hall will be screening gold heist romp The Italian job on Friday (July 13) and British romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral on Saturday (July 14), with gates opening at 6.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets cost £12 and a bar and local food will be available.

“We are trying to prove that farmers do have new and innovative ideas to diversify,” said organiser Lucy McVeigh.

“We wanted to offer a truly unique cinematic experience in a farm setting and noticed that ‘Film on a Farm’ did not host any events in East Anglia.

“We love collaborating with other like-minded farmers to give the public the chance to see our farm. As a family we love cinema and film. The gardens and grounds are at their best during the summer months, so we wanted to share them and run an event for lots of people to enjoy. We have not yet been to an outdoor cinema because we are usually busy with harvest so choosing a date and hosting one ourselves seemed like a great idea.”


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