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Outdoor cinema coming back next summer

Plans are already being made for a repeat next summer of the outdoor cinema experiences enjoyed by so many in Boston's Central Park.

And Boston Borough Council's events team wants to hear suggestions from you of suitable films to show. They must be U-rated so they are suitable for a family audience.

The first open-air shows were blessed with fine weather and the audience enjoyed Mary Poppins and Despicable Me on two separate evenings. Early arrivals saw the mobile screen and projector equipment being set up which delivered such high-quality images.

A short film made by the council, showing Boston off at its best, filled in before the main features, which were sponsored by Chattertons Solicitors and Wealth Management in Boston.

A real life Mary Poppins popped in for the showing of "her" film, followed by a Minion when Despicable Me was screened.

Some who attended took to social media to post "We watched last night, it was well worth the wait" and "We had a brilliant time tonight. Great job."

Kristina Willoughby, the town centre services manager, said: "We held our breath and crossed our fingers and were really lucky to get good weather for both nights. It was the first time this had been done, and the audiences and enjoyment the people had, means we will be back next summer."

If you have a suggestion for a family film with a U-certificate that you think should be shown please email Kristina at

For more images from the two screenings following the folllowing links: Despicable Me Mary Poppins

Boston Women's Aid had a worthwhile day at the market and have thanked the council events team for organising their charity stall.

Marie Chapman, funding and development manager for Boston Women's Aid, said "We had a wonderful day,  many people came along to chat and try their luck on our tombola. We rfaised £175 for the charity.

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Groups of outdoor cinema fans who had fun at the shows in Central Park.

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Look who's popped in? The council's Kristina got into character.

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And Darren, also from the council, suffered in silence inside the super-heated Minion costume.

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Mandy Baxter, volunteer with Boston Women's Aid mans the stall. She organised the tombola and collected the donated prizes.