Roman Holidays returns to Via Veneto 70 years later. On Sunday 24 July at 9.15 pm, the Fondazione Cinema per Roma will transform Via Veneto into a large cinema hall. A screen of over 10 meters will be placed near the Aurelian Walls. The restored version of William Wyler’s Roman Holiday will be screened along the stretch from Porta Pinciana . The public will have around 700 seats available, admission will be free until all available seats are sold out.
Roman holidays 70 years ago
The film, whose shooting began in Rome 70 years ago, in the summer of 1952, inaugurated one of the happiest collaborations in the history of cinema. The one between the Eternal City and the Hollywood studio system, which this year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Mpa – Motion picture association. Roman Holiday was completely filmed in the capital. As scenographies, some of its most iconic places, from the Trevi fountain to Piazza Venezia, from Piazza di Spagna to the Colosseum up to Cinecittà.
The screening of Roman Holidays, which is part of the Roman Summer 2022 program, is organized by the Cinema Foundation for Rome.
THE ARMA BAND IN CONCERT
The event will be introduced by Gian Luca Farinelli , president of the Cinema per Roma Foundation. With a greeting from the mayor of Rome Capital, Roberto Gualtieri . Starting at 9.15 pm, the public will be able to attend the concert of the Italian Army Transport and Materials Band (Tramat) which will perform in a repertoire of film music. He will fly from Il postino to The Last of the Mohicans, from Giù la testa to Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, from Lo They Called Trinity… to La vita è bella and The Final Countdown.
On the stage, next to the orchestra, the famous Vespa Piaggio will be positioned, which Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn transformed into a real cult object now known all over the world.