Pictures in the Park
|Outdoor cinema will be back in Basingstoke this summer with the return of the popular Pictures in the Park event|
|We have lined up ten fantastic film favourites, to be shown on the big screen at a new venue, The Walled Garden at Down Grange, from Thursday 8 July 2021 to Sunday 11 July 2021, including Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Frozen 2 and The Greatest Showman (sing-along version!).
For the first time, due to a day-safe screen, there will be afternoon screenings in addition to evening performances, so that people of all ages can enjoy the entertainment, part of Basingstoke Festival 2021.
As in previous years, cinema-goers are invited to bring their own deckchairs and a picnic or buy hot drinks and snacks on site. Ticket holders should check the Pictures in the Park website for any updates and wrap up warm for evening screenings.
To ensure that the event is COVID-secure, audience numbers will be limited and public safety measures will be in place.
History of Pictures in the Park
It all began in 2017 when a special commemorative screening of Pride and Prejudice took place to mark 200 years since the death of local literary icon Jane Austen who was born in the borough.
Tickets sold out and so the next year we went bigger and better, screening a trio of terrific movies chosen by the public – Grease, Dirty Dancing and the ever-popular Greatest Showman – for delighted capacity crowds.
For 2019, we treated our audiences to another three fantastic film musicals – Moulin Rouge!, Bohemian Rhapsody and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Event sponsors Lamb Brooks Solicitors were on hand with free popcorn for all!