There’s a FREE Outdoor Cinema Coming to Hulton Park for Half Term

Themed around Halloween, Peel L&P will host a series of spooky screenings between the 27th and 29th of October.

By Emma Davidson | 11 October 2022

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Hulton Park will open its gates once again for the next Hulton Park Happenings outdoor cinema event at the end of the month.

Themed around Halloween, the line-up of twilight Halloween films features ‘Hocus Pocus’, ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Beetlejuice’. For younger families, afternoon screenings at 2.30pm will include ‘Hotel Transylvania’, ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’.

Entry is free of charge for all the family on a first-booked-first-served basis and local food and drink retailers will serve up a selection of hot drinks, seasonal treats and street food – or cinema goers can bring along their own snacks, drinks and picnics to enjoy.

The outdoor cinema marks the next event in a series of ‘Happenings’ taking place at Hulton Park. 

Earlier this month, more than 2,000 people from Bolton and the surrounding areas enjoyed a Garden Party inspired by the garden parties hosted by the Hulton family during the 19th and early 20th Century. 

Emma Green, Project Manager for the Hulton Park Happenings at Peel L&P said: “We were delighted with the great turnout and support for our Garden Party and we are very excited to be announcing another event at Hulton Park for the community to enjoy this Autumn.

“Many of the people who came to Hulton Park have never had the opportunity to see the space before and it was great to see so many people and communities enjoying the space and activities.

“We are hosting a number of different events to engage local people and help understand the future potential of the Park to accommodate different events through our wider plans. The archaeological dig, Garden Party and now the cinema screenings will be followed by more community activities including site tours, sporting events and cultural celebrations which we’ll be unveiling more details about soon.”

Peel L&P’s long-term vision for Hulton Park includes restoring parts of the estate back to its former glory, including the pleasure grounds – where all the Happenings events have taken place. Peel L&P is also planning to restore the historic walled kitchen garden and Serpentine Lake in addition to creating new walking and cycling routes through the Park for the public to enjoy. 

The plans would transform the disused estate into an iconic new sporting and community driven destination in Bolton, capable of hosting international events and major tournaments, including The Ryder Cup, for which the site remains shortlisted as a candidate venue.  

You can book tickets to the free Halloween cinema screenings below.