Enchanted Cinema & Music and Movies: The Connection presents RAY (15)

Thursday 16 May 2019
Gonville Hotel, Cambridge, CB1 1LY
Kicking off Enchanted Cinemas Summer Season at The Gonville Hotel in collaboration with The Cambridge Jazz Festival, we are bringing you the two time Oscar winner Ray in the beautiful gardens of The Gonville Hotel.

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Thursday 16 May 2019 19:00
Legendary soul musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Young Ray watches his 7-year-old brother drown at age seven. When he loses his sight at the age of 9, his hardworking mother (Sharon Warren) urges him not to feel sorry for himself. He rises through the ranks of the Seattle jazz scene, struggling with drug addiction and infidelity while on the road. Supported by his wife (Kerry Washington), Ray Charles redefines soul music and inspires a generation.
“Foxx's performance is nothing short of amazing, and Hackford's film overall does fine justice to Charles' musical legend and legacy” - William Thomas,  Empire.
We will be joined by Cambridge's amazing local musicians, who will be getting you into the mood before the screening starts. In addition, the delicious food vendor, Azahar will be serving you a taste of Spanish street food such as bocatas, chorizo burgers and authentic paella. We also have our brand new bar where BrewBoard will be serving their stunning craft beer, so keep your picnics at home.
With a line up of vocals/electric piano, bass, and drums, the Robin Phillips Trio will be performing songs made famous by Ray Charles ahead of the movie Ray starring Jamie Foxx.

Enchanted Cinema is back for its 5th-year of inner-city cinematic magic. They return this year to one of their favourite venues, The Gonville Hotel’s magical gardens, in the centre of our beautiful city.
These guys are all about creating an original and vibrant cinema scene that offers an exciting way to watch a great film. Expect to be wowed by a short film before each screening, magical light installations and live music from local artists. These events are set to be the most magical of the summer.
Team EC has brought together some of the best street food vendors in Cambridge who will be serving up delicious food for Enchanted Cinema ticket holders and there will be an out-door bar and popcorn kiosk along with live music from local musicians until the screening which will begin at sunset for each film.
Seating is not allocated so be sure to arrive in advance to choose your deckchair. We are a rain or shine event so if the Great British weather surprises us and the skies open, we will have waterproof ponchos available and the show will go on!
Sit back in a deckchair, fresh popcorn and a drink in hand, and experience cinema as you never have before this summer…


Realising the soundtracks from a collection of classic ‘music movies’ with bespoke live performances, Repmusic prides itself on providing the highest level of live music performance in London and across East Anglia. Offering music from a number of genres, but specialising in jazz, swing, and pop, we’re delighted to have worked together to create this exciting festival of Music & Movies, where Repmusic has specifically chosen acts or performances that represent the music featured in our festival programme. At each event a Repmusic ensemble will perform an extended programme to get our audiences in the perfect mood and mindset for the movie to follow.


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Doors: 19:00
Film starts: 21:00
Event ends: 23:15
Running times are approximate and subject to change