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Watch the Tokyo Olympics and movies on a big screen as free outdoor programme returns to Cambridge




A big screen returns to the market square this summer with the first showing the Olympics opening ceremony today (Friday, July 23), thanks to Cambridge BID.

The screen outside the Guildhall in Cambridge showing the Olympic opening ceremony Picture: Keith Heppell (49506074)
The screen outside the Guildhall in Cambridge showing the Olympic opening ceremony Picture: Keith Heppell (49506074)

The screen will be located outside the Guildhall and will show the opening ceremony from approximately 11am.

The screen will stay for the first of the summer film nights, where Cambridge BID will host a programme of free films, with double screenings at 6pm and 8pm.

The first film on Friday sees the return of Woody and friends in Toy Story 4 followed by Aladdin starring Will Smith as the blue genie.

The screen will then move to Station Road where, from Monday, July 26, you can cheer on Team GB every day until the closing ceremony on Sunday, August 8.

BBC coverage will be shown between 9am to 6pm on the screen which will be located next to The Clayton Hotel on Station Road, with The Copper Tree Bar on hand for refreshments.

The large screen then heads back to the Market Square on Friday, August 13, for the Summer Film Night with Secrets Life of Pets 2 and the romantic comedy Yesterday.

The screen outside the Guildhall in Cambridge showing the Olympic opening ceremony Picture: Keith Heppell (49506072)
The screen outside the Guildhall in Cambridge showing the Olympic opening ceremony Picture: Keith Heppell (49506072)

A final film night on Friday, September 10 where Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway will be on from 6pm and the summer screenings will culminate with musical favourite The Greatest Showman from 8pm.

Becky Burrell, marketing and commercial manager at Cambridge BID, said: “Following a challenging 18 months, it is a huge privilege to be able to provide some safe, outdoor entertainment for the residents and visitors to Cambridge. We invite you all to grab some food, sit back and enjoy the films.”

Approximately 100 seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis for each screening, though families and film buffs are welcome to bring their own chairs and rugs.

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