Athens Open Air Film Festival 2016 to start on June 21 with Prince tribute

20 June 2016
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The popular film event returns to Athens for the sixth consecutive year, kicking off on June 21 with the projection of the 80’s blockbuster “Purple rain” (1984), a movie by Albert Magnoli.

The popular film event returns to Athens for the sixth consecutive year, kicking off on June 21 with the projection of the 80’s blockbuster “Purple rain” (1984), a movie by Albert Magnoli.

This is the first time in three decades that the film will be projected in Greece, as a tribute to Prince and to celebrate European Music Day.

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The 6th Athens Open Air Film Festival is cooperating with the British embassy and the British Council and participating in the international celebration marking the 400th anniversary since William Shakespeare’s death.

Six films inspired by Shakespeare’s plays will be projected as a tribute to Shakespeare, called “Shakespeare in the City”.

The festival will take place from June to September, projecting more than twenty movies with free entrance. The events will be hosted in squares, museums and open air cinemas.

The Greek tourism organisation is sponsoring the event for the fourth year, while the City of Athens Culture, Sport and Youth organisation will also contribute.

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