Popeye Village Things to Do
You will find the cinema in the house with the shark head, when looking from the sea. It's the first on the left when coming down the hill if I remember right. There is a huge orientation plan anyway. In the cinema there is a 15 minute long movie shown throughout the day. The film shows the building and making of the village and the movie. You should start here maybe, especially if you don't know the movie.
Another funny show.... Mess around with some shaving-foam doens't sound too funny, you are right, but with the charme of the entertainers even this show was fun to watch. My boy friend was lucky, that someone else had even less hair and so Pascal from Belgium had to be the poor one.
It sound odd I know, but the three animateurs made it soemthin special. It was their charme that made something funny out of it. Again a big applaus for the animation staff!!!
Take a bunch of tourists and make a movie with them. How funny! I had such a fun watching the movie shooting.
Ok, here is the script:
Popeye is celebrating his birthday tomorrow. As a surprise his grandmother (that he haven't seen for24 years) is coming to visit her grandson. She also have brought some nice gifts, two cute girls are accompagny her. Popeye is happy and takes them to the nearby bar. There area a lot of men hanging around. The barmen is busy selling drinks... As they get a little bored they start an arm wrestle. The winner is accused of cheating, and so the fight starts....
In this moment Popeye is entering the scene with grandma and the two girls. The men are stopping their fight: " Guess who just entered the room? "Who?" "Popeye!" The look furious and want to beat him up.
The bar owner is trying to stop them, but they just grab him and throw him over the railings and he lands a few feet lower in the harbour.
"Ok, now let's get Popeye!!!!" they shout afterwards..... They are surrounding him, but wel Popeye had a lot of Spinach this morning I think, and so he just hit them with one round punch.....
They are all on the ground and the story is over. As a thank you Popeye is recieving many kisses from the girls....
The whole movie was filmed with a camera and it was shown to all the vistors afterwards in the cinema..... Especially the scene, when the barmen falls down over the railing was very well done, really like he was falling down. Great!
It's a great memory! You could also buy the movie, which is a great idea! I would have bought it. Well, it costs around 4 Lm though, but it's your own movie!!!!
Popeye Village Transportation
The first day I wanted to go there, I waited for an hour at the wrong bus stop, as some local told me the wrong place :( Better ask twice!!!
There is a shuttle bus going from a Mellieha Bay Terminus to Popeye Village. Bus Nr. is 441.
The bus stop is the second one on the left in Mellieha Bay, not the first when coming down from Mellieha.
The bus costs 20 cents.
You could also walk. You can see a yellow building when you are standing in Mellieha Bay. Walk back to the roundabout and turn right behind the hotel.....from now on it's 1km straight. You can see the yellow house all the time I think...
There is no footpath, but only the first 500 meters you have to follow the big road...