As we revealed in April (click here) the annual Cinema on the Carrs event, organised and funded by Wilmslow Town Council, will take place this Saturday (9th June) with a dry forecast expected to bring record numbers.
The afternoon event has been specifically tailored to a young family audience and will feature bouncy castles, trampolines, face painting, a magician, art and craft activity stalls and the annual duck race.
The centrepiece of the afternoon will be Disney’s ‘Toy Story’ which will be shown on the large screen at 2pm in the cinema arena.
The duck race, organised by Dean Row Guides, will take place at the conclusion of the film at around 3.45pm during which time the arena will be cleared.
As in previous years the cinema food court will offer hot and cold food and drink from noon when the event starts through until around 9.30pm.
The arena for the evening will be open from 6pm when Take That’s Circus Tour (recorded live from Wembley Stadium) will be shown on the big screen, followed by the main feature which will be The Greatest Showman at 8pm.
Event opens: 12 noon
Toy Story: 2pm
Duck Race: 3.45pm
Evening arena opens: 6pm
Take That, Circus Tour: 6pm
The Greatest Showman: 8pm
Event closes: 9.45pm
Residents are requested to walk to the site if at all possible or to make use of the many town centre car parks (free after 6pm).
Parking at the Carrs is very limited and on street parking is discouraged. Only event vehicles and blue badge holders – by arrangement – will be able to access the site.
Exit from the site will be in the semi-dark and although there will be floodlighting in high footfall areas those attending are requested to pack a torch along with their picnic blankets and chairs.
The event will end at the conclusion of the film (at around 9.45pm).
Cllr Angela McPake, chairman of Wilmslow Town Council’s events group said: “Following the disappointment of the poor weather for the event in 2017 we are delighted by the tremendous interest shown in the town council’s principle community event during the build up to Saturday.
“We are expecting that the event will attract record numbers both during the day and in the evening and hope that it provides an opportunity for family members of all ages to get together with neighbours and friends and to have a terrific time in the fabulous settling of the Carrs Park.”