Blog feature on the Big Screen written by work experience student: Max Layton-Hughes
Watford Borough Council is proud to announce to return of the free Big Screen to Watford High Street for 2019 and there’s certainly a lot to look forward to.
Cinema is breath-taking, perhaps the single most innovative form of entertainment ever produced since man discovered the photograph. But if there was one thing you could take away from cinema to make it better, what would it be? Money makes the world go round but for some, they can’t enjoy the experience as much as everyone else. Great blockbusters, indie films, comedies, romance, thrillers or maybe crime’s your cup of tea. Everyone has their preference, but some don’t get the chance to express their passion because they aren’t financially adequate to do so. In Watford High Street the experience is completely free and the cinema is brought to you. Sometimes there may not be a good showing on offer and it’s often very common with most outdoor and free movie showings that they display mostly outdated, old classics or movies that simply don’t appeal to the younger audiences. But at Big Screen 2019, there’s something for everyone.
From Monday 29 July at 3:30pm it begins with a dynamic duo in the form of a Marvel mashup. Doctor Strange appears right in front of your eyes for you to enjoy with your friends, your loved ones and all of the Marvel fans from earth to high heaven. Thor: Ragnarok closely follows at 7pm as it seals the day’s cinematic adventure with Thor making his 7th cinematic appearance as the terribly dashing God of Thunder. This just scratches the surface. Many more movies have yet to be screened during the summer and fans will be sure to leave satisfied with another 28 fresh and exciting titles yet to commence up to 9 August. But if Marvel isn’t the life and soul of your digital film experience, Dinosaurs doom Isla Nublar in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on 1 August at 3.30pm, and the blockbuster of billions Avengers Endgame hits the Big Screen on 3 August at 7pm and this might be the only acceptable time when the younger children are encouraged to stay up past their bedtime.
After all, in elected Mayor Peter Taylor’s own words, the “huge success” and “positive feedback” of the Big Screen as a means of family fun and bringing people together, there’s absolutely no reason why the Big Screen event in 2019 can’t the biggest and best yet. If there’s a desire for comfort, deckchairs can be borrowed for free and with hundreds sure to join throughout the course of the event, it’s one big screen movie marathon that’s not to be missed.
Cinema isn’t the only jovial experience hosted by Watford Borough Council. Fantastic events follow one after another with the British Firefighter Challenge (Saturday 27 to the 28 July), the Watford Short Film Festival (Saturday 27 to 28 July) and if you’re feeling active, Big Sports (Saturday 7 September).
Written by Max Layton-Hughes