Free outdoor cinema returns this weekend with double bill

Following the postponement of the event in June due to torrential rain, arrangements are now being fine-tuned for the re-arranged Cinema on the Carrs Event.

Wilmslow Town Council decided to extend the very successful Cinema in the Carrs concept for 2017, so this free to enter event will now run from 12 noon through to 9.30pm on Saturday, 9th September.

The afternoon is directed towards children and young families but will appeal to Disney lovers of all ages as 'The Lion King' becomes the first ever matinee film to be shown on the Cinema on the Carrs' big screen.

Bouncy Castles, themed activity areas and the Cinema on the Carrs' Food Court will add to the family-fun from 12 noon until the film ends at around 4pm.

Following the conclusion of the matinee film a Duck Race will take place on the Bollin organised by Dean Row Guides, tickets will be on sale during the afternoon however the first 50 children to enter the arena in the afternoon will receive a free entry for the Duck Race.

The arena will be cleared at the end of the matinee, to allow for the preparation of the main event, and re-open at 6pm.

Having received over 350 votes from the public, 'Dirty Dancing' (12A) which is now in its 30th anniversary year, has been selected as the feature entertainment for the evening.

Councillor Angela McPake, Chairman of the Wilmslow Town Council Events Group said, "Wilmslow Town Council is delighted that its hugely popular event has been able to be rearranged and is grateful that our commercial partners have been able to work with us to ensure that the torrential rain in June has neither deprived the town of the Cinema event nor caused the Town Council to incur any further costs.

"By providing this free-to-attend event Wilmslow Town Council hopes that the community will assemble in record numbers and enjoy both the main evening feature and the new afternoon family fun event. It's a great location for a great event and we look forward to another successful day."

The event which takes place on the Carrs on Saturday 9 September is funded and organised by Wilmslow Town Council. 

Councillor Angela McPake added "The usual restrictions will be in place to enable all to enjoy what has become one of Wilmslow's most eagerly awaited community evenings so bring along your chairs, picnic blankets and friends, however no barbecues will be allowed in the arena."

The food court will be open until 9pm with five hot food stalls and the Polo Club Bar.

Both the afternoon and the evening events are free to attend and no tickets are required to enter the arena.

Updated: Tuesday 5th September - The gazebo ban has been relaxed for Saturday evening owing to the poor weather forecast. Small gazebos will be allowed in a specific area - see above.

Cinema on the Carrs, The Carrs