West Bridgford’s Croquet Lawn on Central Avenue will transform into a free outdoor Sunday cinema this August showing a feast of film favourites, thanks to a 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.
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 Cafe, West Bridgford, from 1pm each day.
They can sit back and relax on the lawn to enjoy one of the following films:
Sunday August 4:
2pm – Moana (PG)
6pm – Mamma Mia (PG)
Sunday August 11:
2pm – Smallfoot (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: “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 in the summer months proves to be popular in many places and in conjunction with the West Bridgford Growth Board’s aspirations, we are always keen to explore new events that can drive people to the town centre.”
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.