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AFTER DARK: Picton Castle was the setting for a screening of Mamma Mia!

AFTER DARK: Picton Castle was the setting for a screening of Mamma Mia!

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THREE of Pembrokeshire’s most historic locations proved excellent backdrops for the Torch Theatre’s recent outdoor cinema season.

More than 1,500 people attended the three sunset screenings, enjoying Mamma Mia! in the grounds of Picton Castle, Haverfordwest; Close Encounters of the Third Kind at the Trevayne campsite in Saundersfoot; and Dirty Dancing, screened at Stackpole Estate near Pembroke.

Torch marketing manager Jamie Rees said: “We are absolutely delighted with the response to our Sunset Cinema screenings.

“This was a new venture for us and it couldn’t have gone better – the weather was kind to us, the atmosphere at each event was wonderful and I think people really saw the films and the locations themselves in a new light, which is exactly what we were aiming for.

“In fact, we’re already making plans for next year and one of the films we’re discussing is the ultimate drive-in classic, Grease. Get those hand jives ready!”

The Torch’s Sunset Cinema season ran from August 13 to 15, and was organised in association with Picton Castle, Stackpole National Trust and Room with a View.

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