Summer Screen outdoor cinema returns to Castle Park this weekend!

A great line-up of films will be shown

Date issued: 2 July 2019

Colchester Events Company’s Summer Screen is back in Colchester’s Upper Castle Park from this Thursday 4 July, until Sunday 7 July 2019. With a bigger and higher definition screen than in previous years, six hit movies will be shown across the long weekend, with the Wimbledon tennis fortnight also live streaming until the Final on the 14 July.

Singalong classic Grease will be showing on Thursday evening, followed by recent award-winning hit A Star is Born on Friday evening.

Journey into the magical, on Saturday afternoon, and take advantage of the brand new ‘Saturday Saver’ ticket with a back-to-back showing of both magical Fantastic Beasts movies for one bargain price! Then get ready to rock on Saturday evening as electrifying box office hit Bohemian Rhapsody struts onto the big screen.

Finish off your weekend with ‘Superhero Sunday’ and enjoy family favourite The Incredibles, showing on Sunday morning.

Cllr Theresa Higgins, Colchester Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, said: “Summer Screen in Castle Park is a fantastic addition to Colchester's annual events calendar. It really is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with friends and family in the beautiful Castle Park, whilst enjoying the exciting outdoor cinema experience!”

There will be food and drink available from Café in the Park during the films, plus a fully stocked on site bar, selling snacks and ice creams.

Movie-goers are permitted to bring food and alcohol onto site, but alcohol can only be consumed within the Summer Screen arena.

Tickets are still available for all films and can be purchased online at www.colchester-events.co.uk/summerscreen (until 12pm on the day of each film), in person at the Mercury Theatre High Street ticket office, or by telephone on 01206 573948.

Schedule & film times:

  • Thursday 4 July, 7.30pm: Grease (PG)
  • Friday 5 July, 7.30pm: A Star Is Born (15)
  • Saturday 6 July, 1.00pm: Fantastic Beasts – Double Bill (12A)
  • Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
  • Sunday 7 July, 10.30am: The Incredibles (U)
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