Set against a backdrop of nostalgic racing memories that this year will feature celebrations of the career of one of the most iconic and talented racers to grace the Mountain Course – Steve Hislop – the Classic TT Sundown Cinema also turns the clock back to the same late 80’s and early 90’s era that the Scottish rider bestrode.

While Steve Hislop was delivering on track success including the widely acknowledged ‘Greatest TT Race’ – the 1992 Senior TT – the big screen also delivered some celluloid highlights that live long in the memory.

This year’s Classic TT paddock will again play host to four films in a free-to-view big screen outdoor cinema as part of a packed programme of Official Entertainment in Noble’s Park.

The Sundown Cinema series opens on the evening of Friday 23rd August with a screening of the ironically titled ‘Back to the Future’ – the first in a series of futuristic and retrospective series of classic films starring Michael J Fox – highly appropriate for a Classic TT race meeting that features bikes from a number of eras. 

Saturday evening’s film - Dumb and Dumber - sees Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels), two dumb but well-meaning friends from Providence, Rhode Island, who set out on a cross-country trip to Aspen, Colorado to return a briefcase full of money to its owner Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), mistakenly believing it was forgotten but was actually left as ransom money.

Sunday’s film, released in 1992, is the first of two comedy films that ultimately defined a generation. Starring Mike Myers (Wayne Campbell) and Dane Carvey (Garth Algar) as hosts of their own public access television show, with Rob Lowe as television producer Benjamin Kane, the 'Wayne's World' charts the pair’s battle to remain true to their roots. 

The four-film programme concludes on Monday 26th with 'Groundhog Day', arguably Bill Murray’s finest cinematic performance. Murray stars as weatherman Phil Connors trapped in a repetitive Groundhog Day time loop in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania that he is unable to break despite his numerous increasingly desperate efforts.

The films will be shown in Noble’s Park from 21:00 on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August.

The cinema is part of an extensive four-day entertainment programme on the Classic TT Main Stage in Nobles Park at this year’s event which kicks off on Friday 23rd August with the Classic TT Paddock Carnival featuring chat shows, live music and family entertainment. For further information, visit the Festival pages.

Tickets for the 2019 Classic TT are now on sale via the Official website including Official Grandstand Tickets, VIP Hospitality Experiences, and Official Entertainment Events including the Counterfeit Stones Classic TT Party Performance. You can stay up to date with all the latest Classic TT news by subscribing to the Official Isle of Man TT Races Newsletter.

Author: IOM TT Races Official