Open air cinema to come to Banbury Market Place

Kate Nesbitt was hired on March 5 and is already taking steps to promote the town to a new audience NNL-180327-115340001
Kate Nesbitt was hired on March 5 and is already taking steps to promote the town to a new audience NNL-180327-115340001

Banbury’s Business Improvement District (BID) has announced a free outdoor cinema in the Market Place next month.

From 4pm on Saturday September 8, two family friendly films will be shown. First up is the 2016 animated musical comedy, Sing.

Featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson, Sing tells the story of group of animals who enter a singing competition.

Kate Nesbitt, Banbury BID manager, said: “The Market Place is a hub for people to meet and shop, but the addition of the outdoor cinema will help demonstrate Banbury has more to offer than just great shops; it’s a destination.”

At 8pm the second film shown will be another musical, The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron.

In addition to the giant screen, which will be erected in the Market Place, a range of food and drink stalls from local suppliers will be available to provide movie refreshments and snacks for viewers.

The organisers will be providing 50 seats per showing, although people can take their own, with a total capacity of 500 available at each.

People wanting a guaranteed seat for the performance of The Greatest Showman are advised to book a Priority Seat. Costing £10 they include a reserved seat in one of the branded deckchairs and a complimentary drink.

To book a priority seat click here, or like the BIDs Facebook page for a chance to win two tickets.