On the Waterfront (2)

28 September 2009 by Sam

film screening on a screen in the museum's window

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the On the Waterfront events over the weekend, which involved free films shown on a gigantic screen in the Museum of Liverpool’s window. Any sort of open air event in this country is very much at the mercy of the weather, especially on a late September evening at an exposed spot like the Pier Head. I hadn’t seen the classic Marlon Brando film ‘On the Waterfront’ before though, so armed with a flask of hot chocolate and some warm clothing I braved the elements.

I needn’t have worried as it was a great evening. The Liverpool skyline with the docks and cranes made a very fitting backdrop to the film. The landscaping around the Pier Head also did a great job of protecting the audience from the worst of the wind.

You can see some photos from the weekend in our Museum of Liverpool Flickr group already. If you took some photos of the event or have any other recent pictures of the museum during construction then we’d love to see them so please do add them to the group.

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