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Two of the most romantic films ever made are being screened at Bristol Zoo Gardens’ cinema this Valentine’s Day.
As the sun sets on the day when everyone’s thoughts turn to the one they love the Zoo is showing Dirty Dancing and William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
They are both being put on in the intimate 100-seat indoor cinema in the heart of the Zoo.
First at 6.50pm is the ever-popular romantic drama Dirty Dancing from 1987 starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
This film, which starts as a holiday romance and develops into so much more, has become one of the most enduring love stories of our times.
For those who want something more traditional there is Romeo and Juliet at 8.50pm with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the title roles.
This version, from 1996, takes the classic story of the star-crossed lovers from Verona in the 1300s and sets it in the modern day.
People who buy tickets for the films can come into the Zoo throughout the day until it closes at 5pm then maybe get a bite to eat in Clifton before returning for the start of the picture.
Paul Pritchard, marketing manager at Bristol Zoo, said: “These films are perfect for Valentine’s Day and our cinema provides a lovely intimate setting in which to enjoy them.
“Thousands of people came along to our Sunday Cinema screenings at the Zoo just before Christmas and we are certain our Valentine’s Day Cinema will be really popular too.”
Tickets for Dirty Dancing or Romeo and Juliet can be bought online at http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/whats-on/valentines-movie-night
They cost £15 for non-members which includes entry to the Zoo and a free return visit on another day. Tickets for members are £5.
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