Hopelessly Devoted To King’s Gardens Southport


Grease was the one thousands of people wanted as they flocked to King’s Gardens, Southport to watch an outdoor showing of the classic musical.

Film fans of all ages headed to the Community Garden on Wednesday night (August 12) to enjoy the film and a picnic making it a perfect ‘summer night’.

The popular event was organised by Sefton Council and the Friends of King’s Gardens group with the screening provided by Urban Entertainment.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member Health and Wellbeing, said: “Thousands of people were ‘hopelessly devoted’ to King’s Gardens for a spectacular showing of Grease.

“The Community Garden was packed with film fans in great spirits singing and dancing where there was room available.

“What made it even more fun was the fact hundreds of people came dressed for the occasion in 50’s outfits, as Pink Ladies and T-Birds, with winners of the fancy dress competition announced on the evening.

“So far we have had lots of positive feedback through Facebook, Twitter and via the Friends of King’s Gardens and ‘we go together’ again next month when hopefully the screening of Frozen is the one you want!”

Best Pink Lady – Kaitlyn Henshaw from Southport
Best T Bird – Jamie Johnson from Birkdale
Best 50’s outfit – Adam Lea and partner from Whittle-le-woods

The final screening in King’s Gardens will take place on September 4 starting at dusk (expected to be around 8.30pm) with the Disney classic Frozen being shown.

The film is free to watch but people are asked to make a £2 donation per person towards the Friends of King’s Gardens group.

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