The countdown is on to the start of Worthing Summer Cinema.
This weekend Denton Gardens will be spectacularly transformed into the town’s first-ever alfresco cinema with a giant LED high-definition screen showing three movies a day.
The events team at Worthing Borough Council are putting the finishing touches to preparations and crews will move in on Thursday to begin installing the screen.
Up to 5,000 people are expected to flock to the cinema between Friday and Sunday as a host of family-friendly films are screened for all.
Among them will be Mayor of Worthing Councillor Paul Baker who is looking forward to doing the time warp again when he watches The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday.
Day-time screenings from 2pm are free and include family favourites such as Jungle Book (1967), Grease, Top Gun and Titanic. Film fans and visitors are welcome to come and go as they please but the capacity is limited to 499 people at anyone time.
As the sun sets movie lovers will be able to settle in and enjoy classics such as Jaws (Sunday 12th) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Saturday 11th).
Tickets for evening screenings, priced at £7.50, are still available to purchase in advance from Worthing Theatres Box Office or online at www.worthingtheatres.co.uk.
Friday night features The Greatest Showman and tickets for this are already sold out.
As well as the films, a series of concessions offering food and drinks will also be on offer from local traders, such as The Fish Factory, Ren’s Kitchen, Jasmine Thai Cuisine, Guiseppe’s Lite and Shoreham-based Brew Box.
Councillor Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “Everyone is clearly very excited about the first ever Worthing Summer Cinema.
“It promises to be an extremely memorable weekend bringing thousands of people together to enjoy some free family fun in the summer holidays.
“Please be aware though that capacity is limited at all times so for the free afternoon shows, we do advise arriving early and being patient to guarantee a spot.”
The full programme is:
2pm Dr Suess Horton Hears a Who
8pm The Greatest Showman – Singalong ****SOLD OUT****
2pm The Jungle Book (1967)
5pm Top Gun
8pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2pm Diary of A Wimpy Kid
For more details, visit: www.discoverworthing.uk/whats-