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Filmlovers set to flock to Mapperley outdoor cinema screenings



Filmlovers set to flock to Mapperley outdoor cinema screenings

Hollywood blockbusters to be screened on bowling green during Perseid meteor shower

Film-lovers can look forward to a series of special open air screenings under the stars when Sunset Cinema Club pops up again at Haywood Road Community Centre in Mapperley next month.

This latest event is being timed to coincide with the peak of Perseid Meteor Shower – one of the most highly anticipated meteor showers of the year.

Screenings will take place on Aug 11 and Aug 12 on the bowling green space and up to to 200 people are expected to kick back in front of classic films, keeping an eye out for shooting stars above.

Sunset Cinema Club – who organise Pop-Up outdoor screens in creative, hidden and under-used outdoor spaces – will screen Close Encounters on Friday, August 11, to coincide with its 40th anniversary year; 80s smash hit Dirty Dancing will be shown on Saturday, August 12 by popular demand of local residents, and nearly exactly 30 years after its first release.

The expert volunteers from Nottingham Astronomical Society will also be attending the screenings with their star gazing equipment on hand to help locals learn more about the stars and Meteor Shower.

This is the second time that the Bowling Green at Haywood Road Community Centre has been chosen as a venue for a pop-up outdoor cinema by Sunset Cinema Club.

Louise Darby, founder of Sunset Cinema Club said:  “We are delighted to be working with Haywood Road Community Centre and Green Space again. After a wonderful welcome in June, we couldn’t resist coming back and with its fantastic position. we hope it’ll be an interesting spot to try to see some of the Meteor Shower above too.”

Film goers can expect a pop-up bar (with all profits helping to maintain the Centre), refreshments, a huge take-away pizza delivery as the film starts, and even a pre-show Dirty Dancing Dance-A-Long – with Mapperley Dance Centre ‘Studio 3’ on hand to ensure people are well and truly in the mood ‘for the last dance of the season’.

Tickets, which must be bought in advance, cost £8–£11 and are still available here:

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