Swashbuckling cinema

Swashbuckling cinema wows guests

More than sixty cars and over fifty seated students attended the Royal Hospital School's first-ever drive-in cinema in honour of RHS alumnus, Bob Anderson, on Saturday 15th September.

The RHSPA put on an amazing visual spectacle on the parade ground with movie lovers flocking to see Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in front of large screen with sound facilitated through their car radio.

The event marked the remarkable career of former pupil, Olympic fencer and iconic Hollywood film fight choreographer.

Bob's career spanned more than fifty years and included playing Darth Vader in the lightsabre battles scenes of the original Star Wars films. Other highlights included working with and training stars such as Errol Flynn, Sean Connery and Orlando Bloom.

Katie Skingle, Director of KAT Marketing and Chair of the RHSPA, said: "We were delighted to sponsor this event and the cinema was a visual feast to behold, looking absolutely incredible sat against the beautiful backdrop of the Royal Hospital School. I'd like to thank everyone who came and enjoyed this spectacular event; to my KAT team and the RHSPA volunteers who all helped make a truly special social evening by giving up their time to run and support a wonderful event."