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Top 5 Screen on the Green Movies

Article by Sie Francis

Now that our British athletes have finished making us proud at this year’s Rio Olympics, we can get back to our spectacular season of movies from Screen on the Green! Yes, it’s back, and there is a whole host of new releases and absolute classic movies for you to feast your eyes upon.

We’ve already been shown some amazing films earlier in the summer, such as; Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and The Dark Knight. But it’s not over yet, there’s still a lot more to come.

There are so many great films to choose from, it would be amazing to attend every single one but, if that’s just not possible, I have created a list of our top 5 picks that are a must see.  Regardé.

Jurassic World - Wednesday 24th August, 4pm

Colin Trevorrow’s monster smash hit promised to be bigger and better than its predecessors and, while audiences still hold a special place in their hearts for Steven Spielberg's original Jurassic Park, it currently sits at number 4 in the list for the highest grossing movies of all time.

Hollywood funny man come action hunk, Chris Pratt, stars alongside Bryce Dallas Howard as another unfortunate pair trying to duck and dodge another outbreak of escaped dinosaurs, including their most dangerous creation yet. When will they ever learn!

Expect big action, big explosions and big teeth!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - Sunday 28th August, 12pm

This December we’ll be given a prequel to the Harry Potter franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and directed by Potter veteran David Yates. 

But before all of that, Screen on the Green are going to take you back to where it all began and show the first instalment followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets straight after at 3pm. Dust off your wands and cloaks, fancy dress is highly recommended for this one. Expelliarmus!


Labyrinth - Monday 29th August, 12:30pm

Without a doubt if you were raised in the 80’s then this will be in your top 5 favourite childhood movies. But you don’t have to be an 80’s kid to enjoy Jim Henson’s cult classic, Labyrinth, starring the legendary David Bowie.

The bulk of Henson’s work consists of numerous productions featuring The Muppets and that’s highly prominent here. Labyrinth is a wonderfully vivid and eccentric film with fantastic characters and a great soundtrack to boot.


Jaws - Thursday 1st September, 4pm

Steven Spielberg's Jaws is 41 years old and still one of the greatest (and scariest) stories ever told about the great white terror from the deep. 


Goonies - Sunday 4th September, 12:30pm

The Goonies is a perfect offering to end a great season of movies for Screen on the Green and a must see for every generation. It’s as entertaining today as it was 39 years ago.

See an extremely young looking Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman tackle an underground cave filled with ‘booby twaps’ while they search for One-Eyed Willy’s hidden treasure. This is amazing family fun from start to finish.


For more movie news and reviews from Sie Francis, visit his blog What Sie Says.