It was good but underwhelming really. Great to see it there but I was not overly impressed with Picnic Cinema's approach. expected more than a flabby burger and micro sausage with a spoonful of potato salad for the price. The pay bar was a table that sold cans of beer so no chance to swan up and request two large gins, two pints of cider ice in the cider. The Kentuckey Cow Pokers were OK though but it was not really theamed around the film, felt more like a business but I guess that is what they do huh.
I also expected a lot more quoting throughout the film but it was all quite reserved really apart from one guy who was blindingly drunk dancing to the band before crashing into and knocking over the PA. he was carried out before the film screaming he had only had a few ales which was quite amusing. There was a cheer or two when they arrived at Crow Crag in the film. Perhaps I had unrealistic expectations about the vibe I was expecting, there were definitely moments when it did feel special to see it there but I felt a bit ripped off by Picnic.
Good to see the work done to the place, I had not been since Seb's press gig in 2009. Tim is doing a fine job in that respect and it was amusing to see them looking out of the upstairs windows at the screen and taking photos of the congregation in the courtyard. Got talking to a cool lady from Bristol who had a most impressive Withnail quote tattoo but I felt die hard Withnailites were in the minority, maybe I'm wrong about that. I have a few photos, will put up a link when I get them uploaded.