Millennium Square to be turned into huge open-air summer cinema

Such a good line-up this year.
Cinema on the Square is returning to Leeds this summer. Credit: Leeds International Festival
Cinema on the Square is returning to Leeds this summer. Credit: Leeds International Festival

Millennium Square in Leeds will once again be the home of a huge outdoor cinema this summer.

Cinema on the Square, created by Leeds International Film Festival, is set to screen some of the biggest blockbusters over three jam-packed days in July.

The programme for the huge open-air cinema includes family favourites like Ratatouille and an Encanto Singalong, massive hits like Barbie and Wonka, and cult classics like Moulin Rouge and Amelie.

Cinema on the Square will run between Wednesday 24 July and Friday 26 July with screenings running through the afternoons and evenings.

As well as the blockbusters, this year’s lineup Classic Concerts, featuring the energy and excitement of live performances with the newly restored Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense and Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace.

Leeds Young Film Festival will be working on the family-friendly line-up each afternoon of the Cinema on the Square event.

And there’ll be a nod to the 2024 Paris Olympics too with a selection of films capturing the beauty of the French city, from the glittering musical numbers of Moulin Rouge to the concrete suburbs and alternative music scenes seen in La Haine.

There’ll even be a trip back to 1960s Paris with French New Wave Classic Cléo From 5 to 7, by Agnes Verde, plus the powerful coming-of-age story Girlhood.

It’s all part of the huge summer series of events at Millennium Square, which also includes the return of the Sounds of the City gig series, this year featuring performances from Nothing But Thieves, Busted and Paloma Faith, to name a few.

Tickets for Cinema on the Square are on sale now and you can book yours here.

Full line-up for Cinema on the Square in Leeds

  • 24 July, 3pm – Wonka
  • 24 July, 5.45pm – Amelie
  • 24 July, 8.30pm – Stop Making Sense
  • 25 July, 12.30pm – Ratatouille
  • 25 July, 3pm – Moulin Rouge
  • 25 July, 6pm – Amazing Grace
  • 25 July, 8.15pm – La Haine
  • 26 July, 12pm – Encanto Sing-along
  • 26 July, 2.30pm – Girlhood
  • 26 July, 5pm – Cléo from 5 to 7
  • 26 July, 7.30pm – Barbie

Read more: Leeds has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘City of the Year’ award

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