MUNCASTER DOES THE TIME WARP!

By Rachael Grealish

The outdoor cinema: The enigmatic lips meant the start of only one thing - the ultimate sing-along.

The outdoor cinema: The enigmatic lips meant the start of only one thing – the ultimate sing-along.

MUNCASTER Castle played host the Annual Transylvanian Convention, Goblin King’s and whooping fans as Eden Arts Picnic Cinema returned for its third year.

Cult classics Labyrinth and The Rocky Horror Picture Show were on the bill for the weekend of August 5 and 6.

First up was Labyrinth – picked to celebrate fans’ love of the late David Bowie – which had the audience whooping and wolf-whistling every time Bowie came on screen.

The second night, even with the rain, saw an array of sweet transvestite costumes, butlers, maids and even a colourful Columbia to party along with the Richard O’ Brien classic.

Both films had the audience singing and dancing along to the classics.

The event drew in fans from all over the UK to enjoy the spectacle.

Derek Lee, 51, travelled from Surrey to meet friend David Hippy, 56, from Edinburgh, as a mid-point.

This is the third year the pair have attended the picnic cinema.

Derek said: “It’s always a really good weekend, we’ve enjoyed every single one and this one has been great.”

Both evenings included a themed quiz, free goodie bags and food and drink.

The organiser’s said: “We were thrilled that Picnic Cinema at Muncaster Castle sold out on both nights!

“Muncaster Castle is such a spectacular venue and the audience, with their fantastic dressing up make the event a really special occasion. Can’t wait until next year!”

Eden Arts plan to head back to Muncaster Castle again, next year.

Check out some of the photos taken by Robert Haile:

  • Annual goers: David Hippy and Ed and Derek Lee took their annual trip for a weekend meet-up at the picnic cinema.