Tenby locations take a starring role in pop-up film festival
10:26am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
The Tenby bedroom used to shoot a love scene from the hit Dylan Thomas film The Edge of Love will become a cinema for the day as part of a pop-up film festival which starts today (Friday).
Fans are being offered the chance to watch the film inside Lexden House, one of the town’s most iconic homes. Several interior scenes were shot inside the Georgian-style house in St Julian’s Street in 2007.
“I was approached by the group Films4Tenby a few months ago,” said owner Marion Hutton.
“They said they wanted to put on films in quirky venues and asked if I’d consider letting them use my upstairs bedroom. That’s where a love scene with Keira Knightley was filmed.
“The film crew built a window-seat especially for the film and it’s still there. A few people will get the chance to sit on it while they watch.”
The event forms part of a series of special screenings around Tenby called Rooms With a View, to be held from March 15th-17th.
Other films chosen to fit their unusual venues include Shakespeare in Love, showing at the National Trust Tudor Merchant’s House, and John Carpenter’s spooky 1980s horror The Fog, inside one of Tenby’s old lifeboat houses on Castle Beach.
One of the Films4Tenby organisers, Kath Osborne said: “The locations are all interesting spaces and places which visitors and locals may not have seen or thought about before.”
Funding has been secured from the Port of Milford Haven and Tenby Town Council.
For more information, visit www.Films4Tenby.co.uk, find Films4Tenby on Facebook or follow @Films4Tenby on Twitter