Sheffield cinema brings films to the great outdoors

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Film screenings are heading to some unusual venues in Sheffield and the Peaks.

The new Village Screen Pop-Up Cinema promises screenings of classic movies in urban and rural locations.

Audiences will view the films while wearing headphones and lounging on vintage deckchairs, as well as enjoying food and soft drinks.

The events begin next month with screenings of The Full Monty, Back to the Future and Dirty Dancing on the roof of the Q-Park car park in Castlegate.

Then, on October 2 and 3, The Little Mermaid and Titanic will make for a suitably aquatic-themed programme at the outdoor pool in Hathersage - where a choice of watching from the poolside, or while floating in dinghys on the water, will be on offer.

The outdoor cinema has been launched by Claire Hunt as part of her new company Village Green Events.

Claire, aged 29, grew up in Millhouses, and recently moved back to Sheffield from London, where she worked first as a lawyer, and then for the Science Museum’s corporate sponsorship team.

“I went to outdoor screenings in London and loved them,” she said.

“I remember thinking ‘I’d love to do this in Sheffield’.”

Claire said the Village Screen offers more than the traditional cinema experience. “Normally you file in and file out again, and the whole purpose of going is to watch the film. This is about being in an interesting environment, eating some nice food, having a milkshake and chilling out.”

n Tickets for the Q-Park events are priced £13.50. Visit www.thevillagegreenevents.co to book.