Ipswich Open Air Film & Street Food Festival announced for this summer

Published29th April 2021

In partnership with Pop Up Pictures, Ipswich Borough Council is bringing an Open Air Film & Street Food Festival to Christchurch Park this summer from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 August. There will be 14 films over 4 days, including family favourites, classic oldies and spine-tingling horror flicks.

2-4-1 tickets on daytime movies also means attendees will be able to see two films for the price of one, with a Kids Club on Friday showing The Lion King and Jungle Book, a Brunch Club on Saturday showing Mamma Mia and Dirty Dancing, and a Sunday Brunch offer showing The Goonies and Back to the Future.

Prepare to be spooked with three nights of late-night horror movies shown on a separate screen on the Mansion Lawn - attendees will wear headsets to make viewing even scarier. For those feeling brave, there’s even a chance to see the classic Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th!

Other highlights include The Greatest Showman, Grease, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Top Gun, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Tickets are available to book now from £9.50 per person, and kids go free.

The festival will also host a Street Food Market which is free to enter and includes a range of tasty vendors, from pizza to burgers, waffles to noodles, and more. The market will be open throughout the event to both cinema customers and the public.

The Street Food Market has a local flavour, including traders from Ipswich and Suffolk, such as Sweet P's BBQ & soul food, The Mobile Pizza co, Wagyu Burger & Street Food, Suffolk Spice Fusion, Le Dirty Cochon, Obscene Waffles and Ravenous Fudge.

Whilst there are local street food traders available, customers can also opt for the movie picnic pass tickets and bring their own picnics.

Craig Lannigan, Events Programme Manager for Ipswich Borough Council, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Pop Up Pictures to bring this event to Christchurch Park this summer. It will be a great opportunity for people to get out again and enjoy our beautiful park.”

For details of the full movie line up visit www.ipswichentertains.co.uk/open-air-film-street-food-festival