The company that projected the amazing Ilfracombe Remembers display on to the tower of the Landmark Theatre is aiming to offer more innovative outdoor cinema events next year.

Blackbeam Cinematic equipment was used to project this amazing display on to the Landmark Theatre for Ilfracombe Remembers. Picture: Tony GussinBlackbeam Cinematic equipment was used to project this amazing display on to the Landmark Theatre for Ilfracombe Remembers. Picture: Tony Gussin

Blackbeam Cinematic, based at Chivenor, used its projectors and skills to fit Chris Horrell’s unique tribute to Ilfracombe’s Great War to the exact shape of one of the Landmark cones.

Now the company headed up by Alastair Leslie has provisionally agreed three dates with the National Trust for outdoor pop up cinema events next year, at locations such as Baggy Point and Heddon Valley.

Alastair’s vision is for immersive cinematic events, which include food and entertainment coupled with a drive-in format, with Valentine’s Day and Halloween two of the prospective dates on the calendar so far.

But those wanting to see what Blackbeam can do don’t have to wait until then, as there are two smaller scale events this year.

Amazing scenes in a video display projected on to the Landmark Theatre. Picture: Tony GussinAmazing scenes in a video display projected on to the Landmark Theatre. Picture: Tony Gussin

On Saturday, December 15 the company will be running an indoor cinema event at Hunters Inn, Heddon Valley.

And on Thursday and Friday, December 20-21, Blackbeam will be running a pop up cinema at South Molton Pannier Market.

The company grew out of Alastair’s existing business LT Projects, which provides immersive interactive technology for museums, business centres and exhibitions.

He said: “We were getting better and better at doing projection, so this year we decided to set up Blackbeam Cinematic and try to push really hard for outdoor cinema in the South West.

Amazing scenes in a video display projected on to the Landmark Theatre. Picture: Tony GussinAmazing scenes in a video display projected on to the Landmark Theatre. Picture: Tony Gussin

“The idea is to bring the outdoor experience to the countryside and we are used to do large, awe-inspiring events, things that people don’t expect – a bit like the Landmark, bringing that kind to technology to areas where people don’t expect to see it.

“It was just brilliant to be involved with that project and it was great to be able to show what we could do as a company.”

The basis of the Landmark show was created in the Chivenor workshop, with a scale model of one of the towers allowing Blackbeam to plot its projection show and Chris Horrell to work on his production.

Alastair believes Blackbeam’s pop up immersive experience should not clash with other, more traditional, smaller local cinemas.

Amazing scenes in a video display projected on to the Landmark Theatre. Picture: Tony GussinAmazing scenes in a video display projected on to the Landmark Theatre. Picture: Tony Gussin

He also has ideas for ‘guerrilla advertising’, projecting displays on to buildings, trees and all manner of shapes.

Find out more at https://www.blackbeam.co.uk/ or the Blackbeam Cinematic Facebook page.

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