18th Dec, 2017

Warwick Rocks at food and film festival

Leamington Editorial 2nd Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FOOD and film fans from from across the globe didn’t let torrential rain stop them enjoying Warwick Rocks Festival.

Hundreds turned out to watch films including Back to the Future and Toy Story on the big screen in Market Square. Some visitors came from as far as Canada and Germany to soak up the atmosphere.

Warwick Food and Film Festival organiser Jack Linstead said: “More than 300 people braved horrendous downpours to enjoy Toy Story. While the weather was unfortunate, the sea of umbrellas proved to us once again just how much people love these events.

Not only did local people attend, we had some from Yorkshire and the south coast travelling just for the event, plus a family from Germany and a lady from Canada who had planned her visit to the UK around the festival.”

But the event did not go without a hitch – as the generator running the huge cinema screen broke near the ending of the festival, just before the final scenes of Jurassic Park.

Luckily organisers managed to secure another screen which made it in time for the final film, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Local businesses and residents donated more than £10,000 to hold the festival, along with a music festival, chocolate festival and a Christmas food and film festival in the town.

When the first Warwick Rocks event was held in 2013 it attracted around 25,000 people to Warwick.

Visit www.warwickrocks.org to find out more.

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