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Film-lovers in Gedling borough can look forward to a series of special screenings under the stars next month when an outdoor cinema springs up in Mapperley next month.

The bowling green at Haywood Road Community Centre has been chosen as the venue for the temporary outdoor cinema which will hold two sunset screenings over the weekend of June 16 and 17.

The Sunset Cinema Club – who have organised the event – plan to screen The Princess Bride on Saturday evening to coincide with its 30th anniversary; 70s smash hit musical Grease will be shown on the Sunday.

Tickets, which must be bought in advance, cost £8.50 – £14 and are still available on a ‘first come first served’ basis here: www.sunsetcinemaclub.co.uk

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The films will start when the light sinks below the horizon, which organisers expect to be shortly after 9.30PM.  Doors will open for picnics and a pop-up bar on the green from 8.15PM.

A spokesman for the group said: “The Screen on the Green aims to make good new use of the old Haywood Road Bowling Green in the few months before Gedling Borough Council applies for planning permission to redevelop it into housing.

“The space is the only green space in Porchester Gardens; there is currently a campaign to save it.

“The Screen on the Green demonstrates just one of many creative ways that this lovely, previously hidden and underused space could be bought back to life for people across a community to enjoy.”

You can find out more about the campaign to save the green from developers here: www.facebook.com/saveHRCC

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