Floating Cinema comes to Donny this weekend

The Floating Cinema makes its way to Donny this Friday and Saturday night and we’re looking forward to enjoying some FREE outdoor cinema at Doncaster Town Lock. Before we take a look at what films are being shown, here’s the main details:

  • Venue is Doncaster Town Lock, Marsh Gate, Doncaster, DN5 9AD.
  • Site opens at 8pm with music, food and bar.
  • Screenings from sunset (9pm– 11.30pm).
  • Bring a picnic or buy food and drinks on site.
  • Blankets available to hire or bring your own.


Fri 14 July 2017: 20 Feet From Stardom (12)
20 Feet From Stardom is the story of the backing singers who have performed with world-famous bands and musicians such as Sting, Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson. While millions may know their voices, these backing singers never became household names. The story revolves around the vital contribution by backing singers such as Darlene Love to some of the most famous tracks ever recorded, while highlight the constraints these singers navigated within the music industry and society.

Sat 15 July 2017: Whale Rider (PG) FAMILY SCREENING
In a small New Zealand coastal village, Maori claim descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation, a male heir has succeeded to the chiefly title. When twins are born, and the boy twin dies, the chief is unable to accept his grand-daughter, Pai, as a future leader. Koro, the chief, is convinced that the the tribe’s misfortunes began at Pai’s birth and calls for his people to bring their sons to him, sure a new leader will be revealed. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfil her destiny.

The Floating Cinema is currently touring the waterways from Sheffield to Hull presenting IN DIALOGUE, a programme of feature films, documentaries and a newly commissioned artwork by Leeds based artist Harry Meadley. Our very own Rachel Horne features in one of the short films so we can’t wait to see that up on the big screen.
On Wed 19 July there will also be a screening in Thorne at 8pm with the film All I Desire (U).


  1. Nina Chandler

    This looks fab any chance you might come down South a bit?egs Kennet & Avon or Stroudwater Thames & Severn or even Gloucester Docks?

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