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Haynes Motor Museum premieres outdoor screening of The Italian Job

Haynes Motor Museum has picked the perfect film for its new outdoor cinema event in the shape of classic sixties caper movie ‘The Italian Job’ on Friday, July 14, from 8pm.

Home to the UK’s largest collection of vehicles, the Somerset Museum provides the perfect backdrop to screen the cult 1969 film starring Sir Michael Caine and Noel Coward alongside the trio of red, white and blue Mini Coopers and their iconic car chase through the streets of Turin.

Packed with unforgettable characters, classic dialogue and swinging sixties action, The Italian Job still stands proud as one of the most triumphant English films of all time.

Guests will have the opportunity to experience the movie in all its digitally remastered glory, on the open-air big screen for one night only courtesy of The Alfresco Film Company. Film-goers can bring their own chair or picnic blanket to watch the classic film.

Anyone inspired by the film can explore the Museum’s very own collection of Micros and Minis featuring a selection of Minis from the 1960s into the 2000s alongside a Mini-Moke, a 1968 Wolseley Hornet, a 1969 Riley Elf and a rare cutaway model of a 1960 Austin Mini.

The Outdoor Cinema is one of several events and activities taking place at the Museum this summer including the Outdoor Car Displays where visitors can see under the bonnet of some special motors and maybe even have the chance to sit behind the wheel!

Gates for the Outdoor Cinema open from 8pm with the PG-rated film starting as the sun sets at 9.30pm.

Opened in 1985, the Museum was the brainchild of John Haynes OBE, mastermind behind the world-famous Haynes car manuals.

Housed within 15 exhibition areas, its vast collection spans everything from the birth of motoring and nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s, to glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces and the stunning supercars of today.

For more information on all the forthcoming events and to book tickets for The Italian Job screening on Friday, 14th July go to .

For more information and to arrange interviews/pictures and filming opportunities please contact Steve Mytton on 01963 442783 or email:

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