It’s not too late, but it’s high time: if you had planned to visit the “Playmobil make their cinema” exhibition and you haven’t done so yet, you only have two days left to get to the Saint-Mengold church. The exhibition, accessible since June 4, will indeed close its doors this Sunday. History to allow the Art Festival (August 17 to 21) to gradually take possession of the premises.
As closing time approached, the calculators were brought out at the City of Huy: this Friday, 2,800 visitors had already come to admire the 14 showcases designed by the French collector Dominique Béthune. This is less than the 4,500 visitors who came to the first exhibition of its kind organized in 2019, under the theme “Tales and Legends”. Detail which has, however, its importance: three years ago, the exhibition, which had also been inaugurated at the beginning of June, had been presented until August 15, marked by the procession of the Septennales.
Will there be a third Playmobil exhibition in Huy in the future? From 2024, the year which will mark precisely the 50th anniversary of the little men created by the Germans Hans Beck and Horst Brandstätter? “The idea remains in any case to organize a family exhibition, under a playful theme, every two years, says Florence Maréchal, from the Events department. But one could imagine an exhibition with legos, fairground models or magic. Everything is open.”
As a reminder, “The Playmobil make their cinema” honors films that have made the glory of the 7th art, such as Jurassic Park, King-Kong, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, or The Lion King and Game of Thrones.