Top family films screened for free at Daventry Country Park

Families are invited to settle down with a picnic to watch two great films on the big screen at Daventry Country Park this month.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 14th July 2015, 2:56 pm

The Family Cinema Day will be held at the park off Northern Way on Saturday, July 25 and feature two films - The Boxtrolls and Paddington (both PG).

The fifth annual event has been organised by Daventry District Council in partnership with Daventry Town Council and Daventry & District Housing (DDH).

A new format for this year’s event will see the day split into early and late sessions, with both films shown at each session. The early session kicks off with Paddington at 11.30am, followed by the Boxtrolls at 1.15pm. The late session will start with Paddington at 4pm and The Boxtrolls at 5.45pm.

People will be given coloured wrist bands on arrival, allowing them free entry to their chosen session only, to give as many people as possible an opportunity to enjoy the films. The screenings will also benefit this year from an improved sound system.

A number of paid-for children’s activities will also be taking place during the day, including face painting, a bungee run and a bouncy castle.

Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT) will be operating a free park and ride service from the car park in Chaucer Way to the Country Park starting from 10.30am.

Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council’s community, culture and leisure portfolio holder, said: “This is the fifth Family Cinema Day and it just gets bigger and better each year. A lot of partners come together to deliver this for the people of Daventry district and I would encourage families to come to the park to enjoy a great afternoon.”

The Town Mayor, Councillor Wendy Randall said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together, relax and enjoy the films chosen by the public.”

The event is being held as part of the Daventry Arts Festival, which provides a showcase for a mixture of music, dance, art, theatre and exhibitions at locations across Daventry district between July 4 and 26.