A free outdoor film screening has been announced as part of QUAD’s programme of events to celebrate the venue’s 10th birthday.

On the evening of the Birthday itself, 26th September, QUAD will hold a free screening of ‘The Greatest Showman’ on Derby Market Place. The screening will be presented on a twelve-metre inflatable screen that the venue uses for its ‘Summer Nights’ film Festival. The Greatest Showman is the best-selling musical based on the true tale the life of P.T. Barnum, brought to life with music. Starring Hugh Jackman alongside an all-star cast including Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson. The screening will start at 8.15pm and will include subtitles for those who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. Attenders are advised to bring their own camping-style chairs to sit on. Please note Derby Market Place is an alcohol-free zone. For more information, visit the QUAD website.

The free screening takes place in addition to a programme of films and an exhibition celebrating the 10th Birthday.

The Best of 10 Ten film season includes ten titles chosen from each year that the venue has been open. QUAD will also revisit one of its opening exhibitions, Bill Drummond’s The17: Slice Through Derby, offers a chance to see friends, family and colleagues among the 1,700 people who took part in a unique performance event. Other celebrations include a QUAD Members screening, a Marketing Derby Bondholder event, VIP events and a free screening on Derby Market Place. Derby Festé will be marking the ten-year anniversary with a film which will be on view to the public using projection mapping onto the QUAD Building.

The Best of 10 film season includes titles chosen from each year that the venue has been open. Taking place between August and December 2018, the season includes:

  • Drive (certificate 18) from 2011, screens in QUAD from 16th to 18th September.
  • Gomorrah (certificate 15), from 2008, screens in QUAD on 24th September.
  • Katalin Varga (certificate 15) from 2009, screens in QUAD on 7th to 9th October.
  • Blue Is The Warmest Colour (certificate 18) from 2013, screens in QUAD on 22nd & 23rd October.
  • Sicario (certificate 15) from 2015, screens in QUAD on 5th & 6th November.
  • The Handmaiden (certificate 18) from 2017, screens in QUAD on 25th to 27th November.
  • The Artist (certificate PG) from 2012, screens in QUAD on 2nd to 4th December.
  • A Town Called Panic, (certificate PG), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (certificate 15) have already screened.

Alongside the ten films, QUAD is asking the public to vote for their favourite film shown at the venue, which will be shown as the final, eleventh choice.

QUAD Opened to the public on 26th September 2008. Since then it has screened over 3,000 films, displayed over 70 exhibitions in the Galleries, as well as five editions of FORMAT International Photography Festival and welcomed at least 3,000,000 customers to the venue.

Adam Buss, QUAD CEO said:

“QUAD is a charity and cultural hub in the heart of Derby. And nothing makes us prouder than creating new experiences, memories and skills with the people that visit and support our cinema, workshops, exhibitions and Café bar. The past ten years has flown by, but we hope we’ve stayed true to our aims and ambitions which we haven’t changed since opening. We always wanted to provide an accessible, friendly and exciting venue that is a creative beacon for those in Derby and a pioneering landmark from those outside the city. We hope, in short that we’ve achieved something which has been much more than the sum of its parts. Here’s to the next ten years!”