This year's Cinema on the Carrs took place in glorious sunshine on Saturday, 9th June which the organisers say along with "unrequested, irresponsible publicity" attracted record numbers.
The event, which was free to attend and is funded and organised by Wilmslow Town Council, featured a family fun day during the afternoon that included a showing of 'Toy Story', numerous children's activities and what turned out to be a sell-out duck race.
With many families remaining to soak up the atmosphere and make the most of the sunshine and the ongoing entertainment, the audience for the later showing of 'The Greatest Showman' was well established even before the evening crowds started to assemble.
Cllr Angela McPake, Chairman of the Town Council Events Group, said "We will remember this year's event as one which those attending appear in the main to have thoroughly enjoyed, but which presented the organising team with many challenges due to the event's popularity.
"Unrequested, irresponsible publicity well beyond our immediate geographic area by the Manchester Evening News of what is ultimately a local community event, coupled with a good weather forecast brought about concerns of residents and organisers alike that Wilmslow residents may not gain access to the event.
"Ultimately it wasn't necessary to turn anyone away but the experience did highlight the need to look at how Wilmslow residents are prioritised in the future and how a ticketing system could improve the enjoyment of local residents, their friends and family."
She added "The Town Council will now need to consider the Cinema on the Carrs for future years what format this should take. In the meantime we would like to thank all of those who attended and all of the volunteers who made the event possible"