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‘Family Flicks’ pop-up cinema is coming back to Crompton Place

Posted on 20th July 2018

Watch your favourite films for free this summer

Following rave reviews, Crompton Place Shopping Centre’s summer blockbuster event, ‘Family Flicks’, returns next Wednesday for six weeks of free film screenings over the school holidays.

Bolton shoppers’ favourite pop-up cinema is back for its third instalment, where every Wednesday from 25 July until 29 August, visitors can treat the whole family to a fun film simply by showing a receipt from a Crompton Place retailer from the last six days. Those who attend more than three showings will also receive a tasty freebie.

One film will be shown each week, with fans able to watch Paddington 2, Coco, Despicable Me 3, Peter Rabbit, Ferdinand and Duck Duck Goose at 11am or 2.30pm in the unit between Select and Beavebrooks. “We’re really pleased to be bringing Family Flicks back this summer as it was such a huge hit last time, with the venue packed to capacity every time,” said Paula Wood, centre manager at Crompton Place.

“Going to the cinema as a family is quite an expensive pastime but we’ve made it a viable option to do all summer long by extending it from a four-week run to six. There’s nothing better than spending quality time with loved ones and the films we’ve chosen guarantee lots of laughs,” Paula said.
On the first and last Wednesday of the screenings – 25th July and 29th August – Bolton Library will set up an interactive library experience in between showings, where little film-goers can take part in story sessions featuring classics including Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Duck Duck Goose. There will also be crafts to make teddy bear masks and musical instruments for kids to bring the tales to life.

Paula added: “The story time sessions add another level of entertainment to a day out at the shopping centre, which we’re sure people will have a great time getting involved in. All that’s left to say is we hope everyone thoroughly enjoys watching some brilliant films with us.”