Sala Montjuic home
There’s nothing quite like Sala Montjuïc for filling your friends back home with envy. Running throughout July, Barcelona’s open-air film festival will be screening classic movies in Montjuïc Castle Gardens with free concerts (9pm) and great views of the city thrown in for good measure. Films are screened every Monday, Wednesday and Friday costing a mere €5 plus an extra €3 if you want to hire a deck chair.
All films are shown in original version with Spanish subtitles: a godsend if your language skills are ropey. This year’s English-language films range from the very old, Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, (1925) to the absolute classic A Clockwork Orange, (Stanley Kubrick, 1971), to well, Guy Ritchie (RocknRolla, 2009). Non-English offerings worth a look are Waltzing With Bashir from Israel, Departures from Japan and France’s The Class.
If you can’t face puffing your way up the hill, buses leave from the towers in Plaça d’Espanya from 8.30pm. We advise getting your tickets in advance and arriving early to snag a good spot. Films start at 10.15pm.
For more information: www.salamontjuic.org