Valletta Cultural Agency Chairman, Jason Micallef, together with the Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici, announced this open-air five-day film screening event at Laparelli Gardens, in Valletta during a press conference this afternoon.
Valletta Cultural Agency Chairman Jason Micallef said, “We are committed to continue with the economic, social and cultural regeneration of Valletta. Cinema City builds on the success of the Valletta Green Festival and is a celebration of film screenings in the open, including Maltese films”.
Minister Bonnici said that “This event builds on our commitment to celebrate culture and continue to support artists as well as the film industry. We are committed to continue to organise more cultural activities in our country.”
This year’s community curated edition includes a mix of themes featuring Modern Classic Films, an animation, a Maltese Film and a family-friendly evening. The films will be shown at 9pm as per the following schedule:
Tuesday 24th May – Little Miss Sunshine (16)
Wednesday 25th May – Simshar (12A)
Thursday 26th May – The Matrix (12A)
Friday 27th May – La Vita e Bella (PG)
Saturday 28th May – The Iron Giant (U)
Inspired by the EU Be SpectaACTive initiative, the Valletta Cultural Agency invited audience members to become active participants in this film screening event. Volunteers were asked to watch a number of movies falling under different genres from the comfort and safety of their own home, out of which the five films to be screened were selected.
Audiences may enjoy these outdoor screenings free of charge.
Tickets may be collected from the Valletta Cultural Agency in Republic Street, Valletta, on the presentation of an Identity Card. Seating is limited and subject to first-come, first-served basis. For further information, email the Agency on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit vca.gov.mt.