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Weather puts dampener on open air cinema

Posted on Monday 9th October 2017 at 9:32 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of crowd and screen at the 'Movies in the Square' event.

Big screen entertainment came to the town square at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook shopping centre on Saturday 16th September when local residents were invited to bring chairs and blankets to watch a programme of three feature films.

The free event, organised by the Willow Brook Centre with the support of Bradley Stoke Radio, had attracted great interest when it was first announced during the summer, but attendances on the day were a little disappointing, with several people saying they had been put off by the unseasonably chilly weather and the forecast of showers.

Poster for the 'Movies in the Square' event.

Those who braved the weather were able to take advantage of a 20 percent discount on Harvester takeaway meals, although a last-minute hitch meant that the promised drinks bar failed to materialise. The centre’s Tesco Extra store also supported the event, offering movie-goers a ‘bottle of water and a cookie’ deal for just 50 pence.

Unfortunately, licensing restrictions meant that two of the films on the originally advertised bill, ‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Mama Mia’, could not be shown, so these had to be replaced with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ and ‘Wonder Woman’.

Reflecting on the event, Willow Brook Centre manager Andy Wynn said:

“We were delighted to receive so much positive feedback on our Movies in the Square event. It was the first time that we had put on this type of event and we have learned some lessons for the future. We would love to repeat the event and are currently looking into options for summer 2018.”

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Fine weather predicted for this weekend’s Jubilee Green events

Posted on Thursday 6th September 2012 at 10:18 am by SH (Editor)

Solar powered outdoor cinema - coming to a park near you!

Forecasters are predicting fine weather for two family-friendly events taking place at Bradley Stoke’s Jubilee Green this weekend.

The fun gets under way at 7:30pm on Friday (7th September) with FREE live music and screenings of “fun, family-friendly short films” by a solar-power outdoor cinema.

The event is being staged by the organisation behind the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, which takes place later this month in venues across Bristol’s harbourside.

The organisers are promising a special, family-friendly programme of short films and animations selected from over 1,900 submissions from all over the world. A press release states:

“This unique solar-powered cinema is brought to you by Know Alternative, a mobile solar unit with all equipment – including their electric milk float projector – powered by the sun. You are invited to bring a picnic, something to sit on, a blanket, friends and family and wrap up warm for a night of entertainment under the stars.”

The evening’s live entertainment will be provided by Ryan Hawkings, an 18-year-old singer/songwriter based in the south west of England, who looks towards names such as Newton Faulkner, Snow Patrol and Ed Sheeran for his musical inspiration.

Bradley Stoke Family Fun Day at the Jubilee Green.

Saturday (8th September) sees The Friends of Jubilee Green staging a Family Fun Day, which promises a bouncy castle, quad bikes (weather dependent) and a comedy magician.

Stokes Cycling Club will also be at Saturday’s event, offering advice and a chance to have a go on a mini cyclo-cross track.

Also on offer will be craft activities, large outdoor toys and low cost refreshments.

The weather forecast for Bradley Stoke predicts that Saturday will be sunny with temperatures of around 22 degrees.

More information about the weekend’s events at Jubilee Green »

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