Bridgford Park will now host the free outdoor Sunday cinema this August instead of West Bridgford’s Croquet Lawn and show a feast of film favourites, due to the popular demand of the West Bridgford Way initiative.
Across four Sundays, guests can enjoy family favourites like Moana and Dumbo, or blockbuster classics like Dirty Dancing and Top Gun during the event hosted by Rushcliffe Borough Council.
There has also now been a change to the billing on Sunday August 11, to the previously advertised schedule, when Beauty and The Beast will now show in place of Smallfoot.
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The new and exciting cinematic series has been developed as one of the responses to the West Bridgford Commissioners’ recommendations to further develop the town as a vibrant destination.
It’s in conjunction with the town’s emerging place-marketing website and brand identity, West Bridgford Way.
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 and a licenced bar operated by Copper Café, West Bridgford, from 1pm each day.
They can sit back and relax on the park to enjoy one of the following films:
Sunday August 4:
2pm – Moana (PG)
6pm – Mamma Mia (PG)
Sunday August 11:
2pm – Beauty and The Beast (PG)
6pm – Footloose (12A)
Sunday August 18:
2pm – Mary Poppins Returns (U)
6pm – Top Gun (12A)
Sunday August 25:
2pm – Dumbo (PG)
6pm – Dirty Dancing (12)
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “It’s great that the events are proving to be popular and we’re delighted that we have been able to easily switch the venue to the park where even more film lovers can enjoy a classic film.
“Families and individuals can enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon in the heart of West Bridgford to watch some of these family favourites and blockbusters, all we need now is the weather to give us a helping hand for all to enjoy the events.”
For the final showings on Sunday August 25, the authority is aware of the nearby T20 Vitality Blast cricket match between Notts Outlaws and Yorkshire Vikings at Trent Bridge.
It is encouraging cinema goers to arrive by public transport at all the events, wherever possible.
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.