Salisbury's 'free' cinema has proved a hit

BHS Cinema 2 (Ceri HJ)

8:02am 15th July 2017
(Updated 9:06am 19th July 2017)

Free film showings continue this weekend (Sat 15th - Sun 16th July) inside the former BHS store in Salisbury's Old George Mall.

The special 'pop-up' theater was opened last weekend (8th July), and pulled decent crowds. But it's only a temporary attraction for the summer.

It's carrying on with showing family films, completely free of charge, every Saturday and Sunday until August 20th.

It's also raising money for Salisbury District Hospital's Stars Appeal, with donations being received after each screening.

BHS Cinema 1 (Ceri HJ)


Here's the full timetable:

  • Saturday 22nd July: 11.00am Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (1971), 2.30pm Matilda
  • Sunday 23rd July: 11.00am The BFG (new version), 2.30pm James and the Giant Peach
  • Saturday 29th July: 11.00am Hairspray, 2.30pm Mamma Mia
  • Sunday 30th July: 11.00am Sister Act, 2.30pm Grease
  • Saturday 5th August: 11.00am Finding Nemo, 2.30pm Finding Dory
  • Sunday 6th August: 11.00am Peter Pan (animated), 2.30pm Hook
  • Saturday 12th August: 11.00am Despicable Me, 2.30pm Despicable Me 2
  • Sunday 13th August: 11.00am Minions, 2.30pm Secret life of Pets
  • Saturday 19th August: 11.00am Trolls, 2.30pm Sing
  • Sunday 20th August: 11.00am Lego Batman Movie, 2.30pm Beauty and the Beast (new version)

Manager of Old George Mall, Jon Osgood, says the 'free' cinema follows a successful trial:

"Our Spooky Cinema in October was a huge success with more than 650 parents and their children coming along to enjoy Halloween, so we thought introducing Cinemania would be the perfect way to keep youngsters entertained during the school holidays."

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