Grease and Guardians of the Galaxy get student vote for first outdoor cinema event at Northampton College

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Film fans in Northampton can enjoy big screen favourites thanks to the town’s first ever outdoor cinema event.

The free open air event will be staged in the courtyard at Northampton College’s Booth Lane campus on Saturday, June 27, with two films being shown throughout the afternoon and evening.

Intergalactic adventure Guardians of the Galaxy will be shown, along with the John Travolta classic Grease – giving film lovers a great mix of viewing throughout the day.

James Whybrow, assistant principal of Northampton College, said: “The outdoor cinema is the perfect chance to come along and watch a film with friends, relax in the sunshine and have a look around the outstanding facilities we have at Booth Lane.

“The courtyard is a spectacular amphitheatre and will make a great setting for the big screen. We’re delighted to be able to put on an event like this for the whole of Northampton to come and enjoy for free.”

Grease and Guardians of the Galaxy were chosen as the films to be shown following a vote among current and prospective college students.

Popcorn, burgers, hotdogs, soft drinks and ice cream will be available on the day and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.

Admission for the event will be by ticket only. Tickets for the event are free and are available now by booking online at