THRILL-SEEKERS are invited to take a seat and enjoy the exploits of others at a free cinema screening in Sheffield.
Energy drink Red Bull has teamed up with the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival to offer an outdoor cinema at this year’s event.
Viewers can watch premieres of two extreme sports films at the Cityscape Cinema, followed by a question and answer session with freerunner Ryan Doyle, star of one of the films.
Matt Heason, ShAFF director, said: “Ever since plans were announced for an amphitheatre ‘across the road’ from ShAFF’s home at the Showroom Cinema, I’d hoped we could put on a special event there.
“The Cityscape Cinema promises to be an unforgettable evening.”
The films to be shown are Red Bull Rampage 2012 and Ryan Doyle Travel Story.
Red Bull Rampage 2012 follows professional racing cyclist Gee Atherton in the build-up to a mountain bike challenge.
Travel Story follows Ryan seeing whether some of the world’s most iconic landmarks make good parkour and freerunning spots.
Ryan, aged 28 and from Liverpool, said: “I can’t wait to get to Sheffield.
“I’m quite honoured to be involved.”
The event will take place at the South Street Park amphitheatre, above Sheffield railway station, on Saturday, March 2, from 6pm.
* For more on ShAFF, which runs from Friday to Sunday, March 1 to 3, visit Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
Parkour v Freerunning
* Parkour is a method of physical training that develops the ability to overcome obstacles.
* Male practitioners are called traceurs, while females are called traceuses.
* Freerunning evolved from parkour and includes combinations of gymnastics or acrobatics moves. Practitioners are called freerunners.