Watford’s Big Screen is back this week showing some of the world’s cinematic favourites.

Screenings will include blockbusters such as Avengers: Infinity War, Dune, Uncharted and Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as swinging rhythmic masterpieces like Hairspray, Chicago and West Side Story.

If you’re looking for something a bit more refined, there will be showings of Downton Abbey, Chaplin and The Great Gatsby, alongside well-known family classics like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, E.T, The Mask and The Italian Job.

Watford Observer:

From August 8-14, the screen will be at Knutsford Playing Fields in Radlett Road before being taken to Woodside Playing Fields in Garston from August 15-21.

The screenings put on by Watford Borough Council are free to watch and no booking is required. There will also be food and drinks vendors at each site.

Watford mayor Peter Taylor said: “The Big Screen has become a mainstay of our Big Events programme, bringing great films to residents throughout the summer – and all for free!

“There’s no better way to while away the warm summer days. I look forward to seeing everyone there.”

One of the Big Screen’s offerings that will prove a hit with children is the Good Wood Gang - the rag-tag group of animal friends.

Inspired by the town’s Goodwood Park, the animations aim to encourage children to believe in the power and magic of their local park as a backdrop for making up their very own stories.

Razi Hassan, one of the Good Wood Gang creators, said: “We think people will absolutely love the Good Wood Gang.

“What’s not to love? We’ve conjured up some wonderful characters!

“There’s the warm and rosy Grandma Biscuit, who just happens to bake the yummiest treats, Patrick the Lion who was looking for a good home so made his way to Good Wood, and Freddie the Fox who’s obsessed with Italian food.”

Watford Observer: A still from Good Wood GangA still from Good Wood Gang

Co-creator Ian Port added: “We believe every child deserves the opportunity to ‘Be like Boopi’, the little boy who makes friends with Pecan and the rest of the Good Wood Gang and goes on to explore the magic of a local park.”

Full film listings below

Knutsford Playing Fields

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) – Monday 8 August 2022, 4pm
  • Chicago (12A) – Monday 8 August 2022, 7pm
  • The Boss Baby 2: Family Business (PG) – Tuesday 9 August 2022, 4pm
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (U) – Tuesday 9 August 2022, 7pm
  • Aladdin (U) (Subtitled) – Wednesday 10 August 2022, 4pm
  • ET (U) – Wednesday 10 August 2022, 7pm
  • Frozen (PG) – Thursday 11 August 2022, 1pm
  • Addams Family 2 (PG) – Thursday 11 August 2022, 4pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors (PG) – Thursday 11 August 2022, 7pm
  • Beauty and the Beast (U) – Friday 12 August 2022, 1pm
  • Avengers: Infinity War (12A) – Friday 12 August 2022, 4pm
  • Hairspray (PG) – Friday 12 August 2022, 7pm
  • Princess and the Frog (U) – Saturday 13 August 2022, 1pm
  • Sing 2 (PG) – Saturday 13 August 2022, 4pm
  • The Blues Brothers (15) – Saturday 13 August 2022, 7pm
  • Downton Abbey (PG) – Sunday 14 August 2022, 1pm
  • Encanto (PG) – Sunday 14 August 2022, 4pm
  • The Italian Job (PG) – Sunday 14 August 2022, 7pm

Woodside Playing Fields

  • Peter Rabbit 2 (U) – Monday 15 August, 4pm
  • Dune (PG-13) – Monday 15 August, 7pm
  • Lego Movie Pt 2 (PG) (Autism friendly) – Tuesday 16 August, 4pm
  • Chaplin (PG-13) – Tuesday 16 August, 7pm
  • Trolls World Tour (U) – Wednesday 17 August, 4pm
  • The Great Gatsby (PG-13) – Wednesday 17 August, 7pm
  • Moana (PG) – Thursday 18 August, 1pm
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (12) – Thursday 18 August, 4pm
  • Uncharted (12A) – Thursday 18 August, 7pm
  • Toy Story 4 (U) – Friday 19 August, 1pm
  • Men in Black – Friday 19 August, 4pm
  • Knives Out (12) – Friday 19 August, 7pm
  • Penguins of Madagascar (U) – Saturday 20 August, 1pm
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (PG-13) – Saturday 20 August, 4pm
  • Godzilla v Kong (12) – Saturday 20 August, 7pm
  • The Good Dinosaur (PG) – Sunday 21 August, 1pm
  • The Mask (PG) – Sunday 21 August, 4pm
  • West Side Story (12A) – Sunday 21 August, 7pm

The council says listings can be subject to change. For more information visit https://www.watfordbigevents.co.uk/big-screen