West Bridgford’s Bridgford Park will transform into a free outdoor Sunday cinema on two Sundays this September showing a feast of film favourites, courtesy of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Across the two dates on Sunday September 12 and Sunday September 26, guests can enjoy family favourites through to blockbuster classics during the events hosted by Rushcliffe Borough Council that require no tickets or pre-booking.
Families and individuals are invited to bring picnic chairs and blankets to each showing, with plenty of cinema treats available including Pick and Mix, ice cream, popcorn, hot food and anticipated, a licenced bar from 1pm each day.
They can sit back and relax to enjoy one of the following films:
Free outdoor Sunday cinema returns to Bridgford Park
Sunday September 12:
2pm – The Lion King 2019 (PG)
6pm – Bridesmaids (15) – will not be suitable for younger viewers
Sunday September 26:
2pm – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG)
6pm – The Italian Job (PG) – the original 1969 film
The cinematic series build on the success of the similar 2019 events at the same location and event goers are advised to use public transport to and from the event.
For the September 12 showings, the authority is aware of the nearby Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City match at The City Ground, starting at 2.30pm, and advising cinema event goers to arrive early for the first 2pm showing.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said: “We look forward to welcoming families and individuals to enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon in the heart of West Bridgford with the chance to watch some family favourites and blockbusters.
“Outdoor cinema proved to be a popular choice for many when we first screened films in the park in 2019 and we are always keen to ensure successful events have the opportunity to return and importantly, encourage people to one of our vibrant town centres.”
Screenings will still go ahead in inclement weather so visitors are advised to dress for the great British summer!
Parents or guardians accompanying children to the events are asked to adhere to the film’s certification.