Three more family films will be shown on a giant screen in Derby’s Market Place free of charge in the coming weeks.

CQ Cinema Presents has been organised on Wednesday’s during September and October with all screenings free to attend.

The programme is supported by Derby City Council, and a partnership between Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) and QUAD.

The first film – Lego Movie 2 (U) – on September 4 was well attended, despite the weather and the next screening will be Labyrinth (U) the 1986 musical fantasy film starring the late David Bowie on Wednesday September 18.

This will then be followed on Wednesday September 25 with a screening Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG) highlighting the ‘Space, Moon & Tides’ theme of this year’s Derby Festé (Friday September 27 and Saturday September 28)

And the final film will be Aladdin (2019) (U) – a musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Guy Ritchie.

All the films start shortly after sunset (around 7.10pm but times differ for each screening) with further information on start times available on the Cathedral Quarter BID website.

In support of the events, a number of Cathedral Quarter food and drink establishments are offering discounts for the evening on presentation of a CQ Cinema Presents… flyer. Visitors to the event are advised to bring their own seating or picnic blankets to sit on and are politely reminded that the Market Place is an alcohol-free zone.

Martin Langsdale is chair of the Cathedral Quarter board, which spearheads activities under the area’s BID status.

He said:

“A key objective for the BID is to attract more people into the Cathedral Quarter and to improve the visitor experience.

“Watching a film outdoors is a great experience and CQ Cinema Presents… is designed to be something that the whole family can enjoy together as a special mid-week treat.”