Enjoy cinema under the stars with Watford’s Big Screen – Movies on the Move!

Residents from Watford will be able to enjoy a ‘cinema under the stars’ experience and watch the sunset over the town’s beautiful parks this summer as Watford Borough Council’s free ‘Big Screen’ has been adapted for a “socially spacious” programme of open-air cinema in a COVID-secure setting.

The Big Screen returns to the Watford this year, but instead of the town centre, it will be installed at the following parks to make social distancing easier:

• Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 August – Woodside Playing Fields
• Sunday 23 to Thursday 27 August – King George V Playing Fields
• Friday 28 to Monday 31 August – Knutsford Playing Fields

The move comes amid the strict social distancing measures in place and by moving to the new locations, it will be much easier for everyone is keep safe. Cinemagoers will be able to sit within a “circle” on the grass for a maximum of six people from their social bubble so they can watch the film as a group.

With a summer of altered social experiences, the Big Screen will make the most of Watford’s open spaces from 18 to 31 August. There is a terrific line-up of movies designed to appeal to all age groups from sing-along Aladdin and family favourite The Lion King, to Starwars; Rise of the Skywalkers and Detective Pikachu. Grab some popcorn and put down a blanket while you watch the films. You can also bring your own chair to the event.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said “I'm pleased that we are able to bring our town together in this way and, despite these recent challenges, provide these events free of charge. I know these have been tough times for everyone but many of us will enjoy the opportunity to get outside and enjoy one of the fantastic films being shown. People watching one of the films need to follow the health advice and keep apart from other households at the events.”

Big Screen is part are part of a wider programme of Big Events staged by Watford Borough Council and its partners in the town centre and Cassiobury Park throughout the year. For more information visit