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Stop what you are doing…. new teaser for Star Wars: Episode IX.

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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER | Episode IX

It has finally arrived. The Star Wars Episode IX teaser trailer is finally here and it is everything you could ever want. Watch it now before you read the spoilers.

The trailer is features full-on action scenes and gives us the first glimpse at Carrie Fisher’s posthumous return as the very much loved Leia.

After Luke Skywalker’s voice can be heard saying “No one’s ever really gone”, we immediately hear the sound of everbody’s favourite villian Palpatine laughing. Though he was slain by Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi, this trailer appears to be teasing the villain’s return. Actor Ian McDiarmid also made an appearance following the debut of the trailer at Star Wars Celebration, seemingly confirming the character’s return.

For the first time since 1983’s ‘Return of the Jedi,’ Billy Dee Williams returns as Lando Calrissian.

Details about the long-awaited final entry in the Skywalker saga have been nearly non-existent in the year and four months since Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Most notably, in 2017, Disney replaced its original Star Wars IX director Colin Trevorrow with J.J. Abrams, who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

More info to come.

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Milton Keynes Bowl opens for new drive-in cinema experience

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Milton Keynes Bowl opens for new drive-in cinema experience

The world-famous Milton Keynes Bowl, renowned for hosting some of the biggest UK concerts is opening its doors for a new drive-in cinema experience.

An immersive outdoor experience, Nightflix Drive-in cinema screen new release & classic films on huge outdoor screens. With sites across the country, Nightflix Drive-in cinemas have been putting on outdoor movie nights for families, friends, and couples whilst traditional cinemas have been closed due to the COVID pandemic.

What films are being shown?

Nightflix Drive-in cinema screen both new release & classic films. The first film to be screen at Milton Keynes Bowl will be Christopher Nolan’s new blockbuster, Tenet.

Milton Keynes Bowl opens for new drive-in cinema experience

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John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet.”

Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time.

Other classic movies shown at other sites have included classic like Grease, Dirty Dancing, and Back to the Future.

Staying safe at a Nightflix Drive-in Cinema

Audience safety is at the centre of the drive-in cinema event planning. All government guidelines on social distancing will be followed, including track & trace measures. A full list of all COVID safety measures in place on sites is available at www.nightflix.co.uk.

Nightflix Drive-in Cinema prices

Pricing for the drive-in experience is charged per car rather than per person. Tickets per car are £29 – £34.00 + booking fee. Food, drinks, and snacks are also available upon arrival.

Nightflix Drive-in Competition

We are giving away two tickets to attend a screening of your choice at Milton Keynes Bowl Between October and December 2020. To enter this giveaway prize draw, follow us on Instagram and tag a friend or family member who you would like to take with you.

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  4. Only one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
  5. TrendLife Magazine accepts no responsibility is taken for entries that are lost or delayed. Any incomplete entries will not be accepted.
  6. The closing date of the Prize Draw is 23:59 on 3oth Sept 2020. Entries received outside this time period will not be considered.
  7. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. Winners will be contacted by TrendLife Magazine to confirm the dates. Your visit must take place before 31st Dec 2020.
  8. One winner will be chosen from a random draw in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

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Hip Hop dance show Father Figurine debuts at The Hat Factory, Luton

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Hip Hop dance show Father Figurine debuts at The Hat Factory, Luton

Oxford-based Hip Hop dance theatre company Body Politic is raising awareness about the UK’s current mental health epidemic in adolescent boys and men through their show Father Figurine at The Hat Factory, Luton on Friday 20th of September as part of their second national tour.

With the current climate of mental health discussion, Father Figurine talks about the fragilities and vulnerabilities in men and young boys. This piece combines poignant spoken word poetry with hip hop dance, to explore the fractured relationship between a father and his son and their inability to healthily deal with a traumatic event.

Hip Hop dance show Father Figurine debuts at The Hat Factory, Luton

Credit: Mark Lamb

Will they be able to share their emotions with each other? Or will they fall into the statistic of nearly half of men believing they can’t express their feelings?

Figures show that 75% of mental illnesses start before a child reaches their 18th birthday, while 50% of mental health problems in adults begin before the age of 15. Father Figurine combines poignant spoken word poetry with hip hop dance with the drive to bring these figures to light and empower men and boys.

Emma-Jane Greig, the Artistic Director of Body Politic, is looking forward to sharing Father Figurine and engaging in a post-show discussion with a panel of local mental health professionals at The Hat Factory, Luton on Friday 20th of September at 19.30.

Hip Hop dance show Father Figurine debuts at The Hat Factory, Luton

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She said: “I feel very honored to be touring Father Figurine for the second time this year. Earlier this year, this powerful piece of work was described as “meaningful” and “important” by health care professionals and audience members. I am really looking forward to continuing conversations around men’s mental health this Autumn, and using our work as a catalyst for change.”

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Luton Hoo Hotel’s blockbuster Open Air Cinema

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Luxury hotel Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa has announced this week that their summer ‘Open Air Cinema’ is selling out fast, with popular films such as Dirty Dancing and Grease already sold out.

The five star hotel is encouraging guests to book their tickets to the remaining four cinema evenings as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss out on the exclusive weekend summer events.

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The first weekend of popular films still available will air on Friday 8th and Sunday 10th August respectively. Films start at 9.00pm with guests invited to arrive from 7.30pm. The debut open air cinema evening will kick off with British drama, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and romantic comedy, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. Eagle eyed audience members will even spot Luton Hoo’s spectacular mansion house during scenes from the 1994 hit British rom-com.

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The second exclusive weekend is on Friday 5th and Sunday 7th September, and will show French romantic, ‘The Artists’ and the incredibly beautiful ‘War Horse’.

Set in Luton Hoo’s stunning grounds, guests are encouraged to bring cosy blankets and refreshments to settle down and watch some of the world’s most iconic movies. A pre-cinema two course menu will also be available in Luton Hoo’s award-winning restaurant, Adam’s Brasserie.

Dirty Dancing has already sold out

Dirty Dancing has already sold out

For those wishing the evening would never end, Luton Hoo Hotel is offering a special accommodation rate, which includes a delicious full English breakfast and the use of the five star country club facilities.

General Manager at Luton Hoo Hotel, Matthew Long, commented:

“I am very much looking forward to welcoming guests to Luton Hoo’s first open air cinema – it is set to be a wonderful event. With two films already sold out, I am encouraging guests to hurry to buy their tickets to avoid disappointment.”

Cinema ticket costs £12.00 per person and the Adam’s Brasserie dinner costs £19.50 per person. To book cinema tickets or for more information, please visit www.lutonhoo.com. To book the pre-cinema dinner and/or accommodation please call the hotel’s reservation team on 01582 698888.

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