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Outdoor cinema is back with three free nights

03 Sep 2018

Crawley Borough Council is once again hosting three nights of free outdoor cinema in the town centre.

This year’s film extravaganza will take place from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 September with entertainment starting at 6.30pm each night. Movies are expected to start between 7.15-7.30pm.

Across the weekend, you can look forward to three great movies on the big screen, live music, dance performances, discounted food, movie snacks and even a surf simulator!

Disney’s Moana will be kicking off the weekend on Friday 14 September in Queens Square. We’ll be joined by Inspire Performance who will warm up the crowd with a selection of Disney songs. Before the movie starts, show your skills off on the surfing simulator from 4-7pm.

Chosen by Crawley residents through social media, Moana tells the adventure of a sprinted teen who sets sail across the ocean in search for demigod Maui, in the hope of returning the heart of Te Fiti and saving her people.

On Saturday 15 September we’re screening the Oscar-winning musical La La Land, in the Historic High Street. Once again, Inspire Performance will be treating the crowd to songs and dance before Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling takeover the big screen.

Feel-good movie La La Land follows an actress and a jazz musician as they pursue their Hollywood dreams and fall in love. Filled with catchy songs and epic dance routines, La La Land is a perfect Saturday night watch.

The weekend's outdoor cinema comes to a close on Sunday 16 September with the 1982 film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Hosted on the High Street, the evening will start with a performance of film soundtracks by Crawley Millennium Concert Band.

Steven Spielberg’s multi-award winning classic tells the story of Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends an extra-terrestrial dubbed ‘E.T.’ who is stranded on Earth. Elliott and his siblings help E.T. return to his home planet, while attempting to keep him hidden from their mother and the government.

There will be doughnuts for sale each evening and also offers on food and drink from the cafes, pubs and restaurants in the High Street including:

More to be announced shortly.

All discounts are subject to change and only redeemable with a menu flyer that will be handed out across the three evenings.

Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, Councillor Peter Smith, said: “I’m thrilled that we’re able to host another fantastic weekend of film and entertainment in the town centre.

“It’s the first year Queens Square is hosting an evening of outdoor cinema and I hope it will attract even more people to the area. The town centre is the perfect location for these events, especially with discounted food and drinks on offer from businesses in the Historic High Street. Enjoy a weekend of entertainment on us!”

The films chosen are aimed at families, although parental supervision is advised. Limited chairs will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Performances will be subject to change or cancellation in the event of bad weather so please check for updates on the council’s website and social media channels.

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