Free outdoor film screenings to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee


Movie buffs can enjoy outdoor film screenings at a pop-up outdoor cinema in Newcastle. The free screenings will take place outside the Guildhall as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3.

Residents can enjoy a live broadcast of BBC Jubilee coverage from 10am on both days, followed by two free films for the whole family. On Thursdays the films will be The Queen’s Corgi at 2pm and The Greatest Showman at 5pm, celebrating Newcastle’s heritage as the birthplace of modern circus, while on Fridays there will be a screening of Coco at 2pm and Mamma Mia! 17 hours.

Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy the film. Street food will be available as well as Jubilee themed face painting and crafts for children.

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Charlotte Pearce, Head of Marketing at Newcastle BID, said: “We are delighted to welcome the public to our outdoor cinema to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Bank Holidays. We are very pleased to bring the big screen in Newcastle city center and to provide a unique experience for people of all ages which is available free of charge.

“Our outdoor cinema is one of the ongoing events in the city center which is organized by the BID and funded by the businesses of the city centre. We really hope that the people of Newcastle and beyond will show their support as these events are the perfect opportunity to showcase the range of hard-working retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in the city centre.”

The Guildhall will be open from 10am to 4pm from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5, with an exhibition of memorabilia from the Queen’s 70-year reign, as well as an exhibition of entries from a recent children’s art competition. There will also be quizzes and crafts for children.

Additionally, there will be drumming workshops, coronations, storytelling and period films screened by Ray Johnson of the Staffordshire Film Archive on Saturday, as well as choir performances, belly dancing, magic shows and make-up on Sunday, alongside a charity and plant market.

The same weekend, the city’s Brampton Museum will host a 1950s day on Saturday, including free heritage film screenings, such as royal tours through the years, and a Baker Street dance performance Belle and DJ Swan. And on Sunday afternoon, visitors can enjoy a picnic at the Little Vintage Tea Room from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. as part of the national Big Jubilee Lunch.

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