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NE1's Screen On The Green Returns For Summer In the City

Summer is on its way in Newcastle.

NE1’s Summer in the City programme launches at the end of June with the welcome return of NE1’s Screen on the Green. NE1’s large, free, open air cinema at Old Eldon Square is the first of NE1’s summertime events which are set to transform the city throughout the summer, designed to give people a vibrant, safe and colourful welcome back to the city.

Kicking off the Screen on the Green schedule will be two weeks of live action from the iconic Wimbledon tennis championships starting on 28th June, followed on the 23rd July by the live screening of the Olympics Opening Ceremony from Tokyo, and then on the 24th July by the live streaming of Newcastle Pride which is a virtual event again this year. The schedule will then switch to movies with a six-week programme of big hitters - classic movies, family favourites and some new blockbusters to be enjoyed throughout the school summer holidays.

Two films will be screened each day, the first at 12 noon will mainly feature family favourites and kids’ movies with a varied range of styles and genres each evening at 6pm. Different themes run through the listings this year, with Rom Coms (Romantic Comedies) on Monday evenings; ‘Throwback Thursdays’ featuring cult classics, and iconic movies from the 80s and 90s, whilst Friday night is Blockbuster night as Screen on the Green gives people the chance to finish the working week in style and settle in for the best and most recent Hollywood big-budget, popcorn movies.

These Friday screenings will also give many people their first chance to see some of the biggest movies that were released during lockdown 2020 when cinemas were closed due to the restrictions. Audiences will be able to enjoy these films on the big screen as the directors intended. Christopher Nolan’s latest mind-bending blockbuster, Tenet will grace the big screen, as will the recent smash hit, Godzilla vs Kong, with the recent instalment of the DC-Comics extended cinematic Universe, Wonder Woman 1984 screened the day after its predecessor, 2017’s Wonder Woman, as part of a Wonder-ful movie weekend.

NE1’s ubiquitous deck chairs will be set up for cinema seating together with bean bags, picnic benches and grass seating all providing additional space to sit around the edges of the screen.

Ben Whitfield, Head of Marketing and Events at NE1 Ltd said:

“We are thrilled to be back hosting events and activities in the city and we have a lot of exciting things planned for the summer. All our activities are designed to bring colour, vibrancy and life back to Newcastle, offering families and the public more reasons to visit and to stay a little longer to enjoy all that the city has to offer. Screen on the Green is a huge favourite with the public, and a great way for families to entertain the kids for free during the long summer holidays – we know they were sorely missed during lockdown last year. Thankfully as an open-air event, Screen on the Green can be delivered safely, with seating adjusted depending on Covid guidelines and we can’t wait to welcome people back.

Among the 2020 and 2021 film releases lined up for Screen on the Green, titles include;
Godzilla vs Kong
Trolls; World Tour
Tom and Jerry The Movie
Witches – the remake with Ann Hathaway and Chris Rock 
Ordinary Love starring Liam Neeson.

The full movie schedule will be released in the coming weeks as the school holidays approach. To keep up to date with all the movie news and what’s on as part of NE1’s Summer in the City programme visit www.getintonewcastle.co.uk