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Everything you need to know about day one of Leicester Square's Summer Screenings

Kick start the comeback of the West End’s best outdoor cinema experience with a host of feel good Thursday films, on Thursday 8th August 2019!

08/08/2019 - 11/08/2019

at Leicester Square . Price - FREE.

Our Summer Screenings are back this August!

 

Bringing a four-day festival of FREE, family friendly outdoor cinema screenings in Leicester Square, this year will be bigger, bold are so much better than last year.

Thursday’s opening night offers an extra special treat with an exclusive screening of Dumbo, Tim Burton’s live action remake. Plus, don’t miss the ultimate Disney experience, with plenty of Dumbo themed activity for all the family throughout the evening.

So, we’re ready to give you the ultimate open-air film festival experience. Offering four different films every day, with each day having its own theme, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Whatever you decide to watch, get ready to immerse yourself in free, family friendly films with fellow film-fanatics in Leicester Square!

Want to know more about the films?

‘Course you do. Here’s our quick guide of the first day of films.

THURSDAY 8th AUGUST - FEEL GOOD THURSDAY

11:00 – Peter Rabbit

 

Hop on to your seats and get ready to relive the marvellous live action remake of Peter Rabbit.

Taking a twist on the original tales written by Beatrix Potter, the film is filled with contemporary comedy and bundles of attitude.

Set in in England’s Lake District, Peter Rabbit is still the same old mischievous bunny. But, his feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne).

Prepare to walk down memory lane, as Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter run riot around the vegetable garden. Voiced by James Corden, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley.

12:45 – Babe

 

Get ready to go the whole hog with this charming Australian family film.

A new face comes to the farm. Separated from his family, young and alone, Babe the piglet, finds comfort with a family of sheep dogs.

Growing up with a pack of puppies, Babe soon find himself following in their footsteps, fighting convention to become a sheep dog – or, rather, sheep pig. And, after discovering that the fate of most pigs is the dinner table, Babe devotes himself to becoming a useful member of the farm despite the scepticism of the other animals and the kind but conventional Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell).

Get ready to revive the family favourite, inspirational story that became an overnight success, with the touching journey of Babe the sheep pig.

14:30 – Mamma Mia – Here we go again!

 

Ready for the ultimate feel good film?

Whoa, Whoa! It’s Mumma Mia!

Filled with hit, singalong classics from ABBA, Mumma Mia: Here we go again, the second film from the magical Greek island of Kalokairi, will transport the square to a magical moment of trailblazing classic that will surely have everyone up on their feet.

The movie is a must-see from our feel-good Thursday screenings, shedding light on how Donna came to be on the island, to finding out who Sophie’s dad really is!

Staring an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Amanda Syfried, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski and Dominic Cooper. Get ready to get your groove on to songs including ‘Waterloo’, ‘Dancing Queen,’ and of course, ‘Mumma Mia’.

16:45 – Groundhog Day

 

If you were forced to repeat the same day over and over again, how would you spend it?

Well, that’s exactly what happens to a reluctant weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray), when he visits a small town of Punxsutawney to film a report about their annual Groundhog Day.

Prepare to immerse yourself in the penultimate feel good Thursday film in Leicester Square’s Summer Screenings. Offering an important life lesson to viewers, the film will still take your breath away. Even, 20 years after its release!

Phil’s predicament drives him to distraction, until he sees a way of turning the situation to his advantage. Phil changes and learns the key to life isn’t what happens but how you react to it.

19:00 – Dumbo – Live Action

 

Don’t miss the finale feel good Thursday film, the live action remake, Dumbo!

Offering the ultimate Disney experience with a host of Dumbo themed activities for the whole family to enjoy, the reimagining of Dumbo is the finest way to end our first day of Leicester Square’s Summer Screenings.

Overflowing with tear-jerking, heart-warming scenes, get ready for a rollercoaster emotional journey. Featuring more than a few twists to this creative storyline, it starts with Dumbo flying at the beginning compared to this featuring at the end of the original.

Plus, the hand-drawn wonders from the original have been magically replaced with super-realistic CGI.

Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green. Prepare to marvel in this fantastic representation of everybody’s favourite friendly elephant!

Get ready to have a smashing summer holiday

 

We want you to have a splendid day.

And there is no better way than with the launch of our summer screenings. Offering a wonderous four days of outdoor cinema screenings from 11am each day, right the way through to the evening. So, don’t miss a moment!

Mimicking our first ever summer screenings, Large LED screens will provide captivating and colourful outdoor viewing at one of London’s finest pop-up open air cinemas. There’ll be seating for up to 400 of family film buffs, who can sit back and relax in Leicester Square’s summer deck chairs!

Perfectly positioned in the heart of London’s West End, make a day of your experience and explore the wide selection of restaurants and attractions to treat the whole family this summer. Tap the link below to uncover what’s on in the heart of London.