Film Friday

The best seats in the house on Friday 31st May 2019, were in People’s Park for a double-header free film show organised as part of the park’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

The park is a natural amphitheatre and picnicking moviegoers seated on blankets, deckchairs, inflatables, etc enjoyed two classic movies – Mary Poppins Returns and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Cllr Colin Clarke, chairman of the council's general services committee, said "Film Friday was the first of a series of event that will celebrate the 100th anniversary of People's Park which opened in 1919.  Everyone enjoyed the occasion on a lovely evening.  It was a reminder of times past when people turned up in their hundreds to listen to live music from the bandstand - a building which no longer exist - but which was situated just a few yards from where the big screen was on Friday.”