Thursday, August 4th, 2016

County Gearing Up For ‘finding Nemo’ With Tickets Available On Day

County Gearing Up For ‘finding Nemo’ With Tickets Available On Day

Worcestershire CCC stage their second outdoor cinema event of the summer on Saturday with 'Finding Nemo' being screened on the main scoreboard at New Road.

Around 3,000 people watched 'The Lion King' in late June and there has been another encouraging response in terms of ticket sales for the story of the clown fish.

The film was originally released in 2003 and won the Academy Award for the best animated feature and is the highest grossing animated film of all time.

Interest will be heightened after the recent release of the sequel 'Finding Dory' and tickets will be available to purchase on the day at £10 with a family ticket for two adults and two children costing £25.

The gates at New Road will open at 12 noon with the film being screened at 2pm.

Worcestershire CCC General Manager Jon Graham said: "The tickets are going well. With the Lion King, you've got a real iconic film. Sales this time are again good, the forecast is good and where we will see quite an uplift in sales is on the day.

"With Lion King, because we limited numbers to 3,000-3,500 which was the right thing to do, we didn't sell any on the day.

"They will be available on the day, same price, £10 for adults, £25 for a family ticket.

"As a parent at the weekend, you are always looking for something to do with the kids. We've acquired a few inflatables for the kids that will go on the outfield. Whilst I don't think it will be quite as busy asthe Lion King, there will be a lot going on.

"We hope people go away with the same feeling as they had with The Lion King.

"We are showing Finding Nemo because the event is at the same time as the new film Finding Dory being released and the logic was, if people saw that they would revisit the original."

Graham says the outdoor cinema events have become an integral part of the summer at New Road.

He said: "It is up there with Ladies Day now, the outdoor cinema events. We know we've hit the market.

"We'd like to think we know what we are doing. I still think there are things we can do which can enhance it every year.

"Hopefully they will keep going from strength to strength."

Plans are already in hand for the 2017 outdoor cinema event programme.

Graham said: "We've already got an idea of the first one we shall be doing next year.

"It is going to be of a similar ilk to the Lion King, with lots of music and singalong stuff.

"Absolutely 100 per cent we will be doing it next year,and as you live and learn, it's about refining things.

"We always say it but what a fantastic location and a real safe enviroment for kids. If they get a bit bored, they can have a run around the outfield and will not get lost and will be taken care of."