Screenfields, Manchester’s only open-air cinema, returns tomorrow in what is set to be its biggest year yet.
Filmgoers can kick back on deckchairs to watch live action from the London Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations on the big screen in Hardman Square, Spinningfields.
A selection of Olympic races will be screened along with live coverage of Wimbledon, Formula One and the British Open Golf Championship.
The Thames Jubilee Pageant on June 3 and a screening of the box office hit The Queen on June 4 make up the Jubilee celebrations.
Kelly Briggs, marketing co-ordinator, at Spinningfields, said: “Both [Olypmics and Jubilee events] will be supported by lots of additional activity at Spinningfields, making it the best place to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and hopefully lots of gold medals!”
The Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting kick-starts this year’s event with a plethora of classics, comedies and dramas appearing on screen up until the end of July.
The programme includes Formula 1 documentary Senna, action hit Transformers, classic musical, Singin’ in The Rain and fantasy film, Labyrinth.
The family film club will offer three free Saturday morning screenings for children during August and September including a viewing of Cars 2.
Paul O'Gorman, 29, visited Screenfields last year. He said: "It's one of the best things to do in Manchester during the summer. I love the idea of being able to relax and enjoy a film right in the heart of the city, while also enjoying the weather!"
Jarrod Burney tweeted: “I used to take the kids to the family Screenfields on a Saturday am its FOC really good films ie toy story, jungle book etc.”
Spinningfields’ restaurants will be offering takeaway foods, picnics and a selection of barbecue foods.
Movies are every Thursday at 8pm and entry costs are £2 per person or £9.99 for a season ticket while all sport screenings are free and un-ticketed.