Get Ready For The Screen On The Green Film Programme
After a month of sports programming at NE1's Screen On The Green, which enabled people to cheer on the UK’s Wimbledon hopefuls and the beginning of England’s journey to victory (hopefully) in the Euros, from Monday it’s time for the film programme, to mark the beginning of the school holidays. (And don’t worry, the England Women's Semi-Final is being shown on Tuesday too!).
The big screen is on Old Eldon Square, less than a minute from the Monument, where it’s been since 2016, and with 84 films being shown across the holidays until September 4th there’s definitely something for everyone. There are two films a day, at midday and 6pm on weekdays, and midday and 3pm at the weekend. And, of course, all the films are completely free!
Whether your preference is for big action movies, moving dramas, fantasy epics or kids’ cartoons, NE1's Screen On The Green has you covered with its packed schedule.
In fact, kids are really well served this year. There’s last year’s second biggest UK movie Spider-Man: No Way Home (August 10th, 6pm), recent Harry Potter-universe smash Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (August 20th, 3pm) and classics like Shrek (August 21st, 12pm), Frozen (August 27th, 12pm) and Chicken Run (July 29th, 12pm).
If you’re a fan of blockbuster superhero thrills from Marvel and DC, there’s lots for you too, from this year’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (August 4th, 6pm), last year’s Black Widow (August 17th, 6pm) and Batman classic The Dark Night Rises (August 3rd, 6pm). Or enjoy some epic sci-fi with 2021's Dune (July 29th, 6pm).
If serious, award-winning drama is more to your taste, what about hard-hitting Troubles-set weepie Belfast (August 23rd, 6pm), Princess Diana biopic Spencer (August 19th, 6pm) or Will Smith as the Williams Sisters’ father in King Richard (August 26th, 6pm). Alternatively, if it’s big laughs you’re after there’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife (July 30th, 3pm), Jim Carrey’s breakout movie The Mask (August 24th, 6pm) or dark high school comedy Mean Girls (August 27th, 3pm).
And finally, a new strand for 2022 that’s been causing a LOT of excitement in the office: Musical Mondays. Every Monday there’ll be two musicals – recent smashes and all-time favourites – that might find you warbling along from your deckchair. Live action classics like The Sound Of Music (August 1st, 12pm), Hairspray (August 22nd, 12pm) and Les Miserables (August 8th, 6pm). There’s highly acclaimed Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (August 22nd, 6pm) and song-and-dance spectaculars like In The Heights (August 1st, 6pm) and La La Land (August 15th, 6pm). Last year’s wonderful Encanto is showing (July 25th, 12pm), as is the hugely successful The Greatest Showman (August 29th, 12pm).
All these plus dozens more – check out the full schedule here.
Do bear in mind that a few of the films are certificate 12A (again, check the website to make sure the film is suitable for any younger children. And for any other details, do check the Screen On The Green page to get all your questions answered.