Southwold’s Outdoor Cinema launches with two British classics

Published: Tuesday 25th Aug 2020

Written by: Suffolk Secrets Team

Southwold’s all new Outdoor Cinema launches next week with two of the most iconic British feel-good films being screened to a socially distanced audience on Southwold Common. Two nights of entertainment will commence with Love Actually showing on Wednesday 2nd September followed by Notting Hill on Thursday 3rd September 2020. 

Organised by Southwold Town Council and supported by Southwold Common Trust, audiences will watch these classic films from the UK’s largest 42ft screen and will listen via state of the art noise-cancelling headphones, all whilst sat in their very own socially distanced pitches. 

Hosted within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the venue situated by the water tower on Southwold Common will open at 5.30pm for ticket holders that would like to arrive early and enjoy a picnic together. The film will start just after sunset, c7.30pm. 

Tickets are £12 per person and are being sold in groups of 2, 4 or 6.  Each group will be assigned a pitch and it is encouraged that you bring your own chairs and blankets to ensure complete safety and allow for social distancing.  For those that want to embrace the outdoor cinema experience even further, the first two rows are available as VIPs at £15 per person.  

Never will the iconic lines, "I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy asking him to love her”…or “If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.” be appreciated more than sitting snuggled with your household or support bubble under the Suffolk stars on a warm (hopefully!) summer's evening.  

A percentage of proceeds from the event will be donated to Comic Relief and Southwold Common Trust.

Southwold’s Outdoor Cinema is the best ‘socially distancing’ way to bring cinema back to Suffolk in 2020.  

Event Information

Southwold’s Outdoor Cinema


Love Actually - Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Notting Hill - Thursday 3rd September 2020

Times:   5.30pm for picnics; 7.30pm film commences
Location:   Southwold Common, by the water tower (same site as the circus)
Entry:   Strictly ticket entry only. 

Tickets:  Can be bought from Southwold’s new event website,  Prices start from £12 per person for a standard ticket and £15 per person for a VIP front two rows ticket.  

Social Distancing: All tickets are sold in groups of 2, 4 or 6 and each group will be allocated a pitch representative of their group size.  Each pitch has been spaced to ensure social distancing. All group ticket holders must be from the same household or support bubble. 

Seating:   Seating is not provided by Southwold Outdoor Cinema and ticket holders are strongly recommended to bring chairs and blankets to sit on and keep warm as the temperature drops in the evening.  

Suffolk Secrets Team



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