Outdoor Cinema: William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
2 October 2021, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Roger Stevens Building
Baz Luhrmann adapts the classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the big screen, updating the setting for the modern age (well, 1996), where the Capulets and the Montagues are now two rival street gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd), as part of a strategic investment plan, but when Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) attends the masked ball, and he and Juliet fall in love.
This screening is taking place at the University of Leeds Outdoor Screen – presented by the Hyde Park Picture House and Leeds University Union. For more details about this venue, visit the University of Leeds Outdoor Screen venue page.
If bad weather is forecast, we will contact you on the morning of the performance and we will endeavour to provide an alternative indoor location. If an outdoor screening goes ahead but we do experience light rain, free ponchos will be made available to everyone. In the event of unexpected heavy rain, the screening will be halted and customers will receive an email allowing them to book a free ticket to a future screening.