Richmond Park cinema plans withdrawn

Cinema screenings in Richmond Park have been cancelled amid poor advanced ticket sales and strong opposition.

The Friends of Richmond Park stepped in after hearing of the Nomad-planned three night mini-season, starting on August 31, at Roehampton gate.

Steven Spielberg’s best-loved movie ET was due to top the bill.

However, the friends group and Richmond Park Wildlife Group opposed the idea and sent letters and emails to the organiser.

The Nomad, a roaming pop-up cinema company, told the objectors it had cancelled the event due to a lack of advanced bookings, but added it was sensitive to the views of people living near its venues and the environment.

Viewers were due to watch Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark on August 31, along with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn in John Huston’s African Queen, on September 2.

Twenty Nomad events were planned in London’s Royal Parks this year.

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9:46am Fri 12 Aug 11

johnb49 says...

So a few hundred people turning up to watch a film is unacceptable to the Friends of Richmond Park.Perhaps they might like to apply the same principle to the ridiculous amount of traffic now traveling round the park at weekends and in the rush hour, surely that's not great for the wild life either. By the way the deer seemed quite happy at the Bushey Park Nomad screenings and they must be really looking forward to this weeks cycle race (no cars).
So a few hundred people turning up to watch a film is unacceptable to the Friends of Richmond Park.Perhaps they might like to apply the same principle to the ridiculous amount of traffic now traveling round the park at weekends and in the rush hour, surely that's not great for the wild life either. By the way the deer seemed quite happy at the Bushey Park Nomad screenings and they must be really looking forward to this weeks cycle race (no cars). johnb49
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5:07pm Sun 14 Aug 11

Kizzer says...

Typical NIMBYism! Oh no, something different: let's all complain.
Typical NIMBYism! Oh no, something different: let's all complain. Kizzer
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