Working with Go! Southampton and partners we had another fantastic film season at the Seaside again this year with something for all ages and most tastes! Seaside in the Square took place in Guildhall Square between 19 July – 11 August 2019.
The programme included the fantasy cult-classic 'The Princess Bride', the joyous musical comedy 'Singin' in the Rain', family favourites like 'Finding Dory' and a whole lot more.
You can see the full film programme below and find out more about the wider activities and events at
10:30 am - Sherlock Gnomes
Directed by John Stevenson | Cert U | 86 minutes | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A sequel to 'Gnomeo & Juliet', the animated 'Sherlock Gnomes' is a fun family comedy filled with adventure and mystery.
After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes and his assistant, Gnome Watson to solve the case of their missing friends and family. Sherlock Gnomes features the voice talents of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige, and Johnny Depp.
pm - Singin' in the Rain
Directed by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly | Cert U | 103 minutes | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Comedy, romance, great musical numbers, stars at their best and a fond recreation of a bygone moviemaking era! Singin' in the Rain has all this and more.
Silents are giving way to Talkies - and a hoofer-turned-matinee-idol (Gene Kelly) is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy (Donald O'Connor), a prospective ladylove (Debbie Reynolds) and shrewish co-star (Jean Hagen) in a hilarious, Oscar-nominated performance.
Singin' in the Rain is pure singin' dancin', laughin', lovin', moviewatchin' joy.
7 pm - The Princess Bride
Directed by Rob Reiner | Cert PG | 98 minutes | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
'The Princess Bride' is one of the most beloved films of all time, and continues to enchant young and old alike!
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
"A delightfully postmodern fairy tale, 'The Princess Bride' is a deft, intelligent mix of sqashbuckling romance, and comedy that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh." - Rotten Tomatoes
10:30 am - Lilo & Stitch
Directed by Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders | Cert U | 85 minutes | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Fresh, funny, and altogether adorable, this is the captivating tale of a young girl's close encounter with the galaxy's most wanted extra-terrestrial. Lilo is a lonely little Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly 'dog' from the pound, whom she names Stitch. Stitch is nobody’s idea of an ideal pet -- he’s a cranky, destructive genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth -- but to Lilo, he's the perfect addition to her tiny family. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in "ohana" (the Hawaiian concept of family), Lilo helps unlock Stitch's heart and gives him the one thing he was never designed to have -- the ability to love someone else. Featuring classic songs by Elvis Presley, 'Lilo and Stitch' combines whimsical, unforgettable characters, an imaginative and offbeat story, and colourful animation into a completely delightful film experience.
3 pm - Mary Poppins Returns
Directed by Rob Marshall | Cert U | 130 minutes | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A sequel to the much loved 1964 classic, Mary Poppins, this film sees Mary revisiting the now grown- up Banks children, Jane and Michael, who now has 3 children of his own. The story picks up 25 years later in 1930s London, a year following a family tragedy.
Emily Blunt stars as the ‘practically perfect’ Mary Poppins with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep in supporting roles.
7 pm - Black Panther
Directed by Ryan Coogler | Cert 12A | 134 minutes | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
This record-breaking Superhero adventure film tells the story of T'Challa – AKA Black Panther - the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda, who must defend his land from being torn apart.
Black Panther is the first superhero film ever to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman & Andy Serkis.
10:30 am - Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky | Cert U | 97 minutes | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
It’s smooth sailing for Count Dracula and company, in the third instalment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise.
Join our favourite monster family as they indulge in all of the shipboard fun this cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, not to mention catching up on their moon tans. Their boat, however, is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family. It looks like Drac’s holiday will not be so relaxing after all!
This animated comedy features the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon and Mel Brooks.
3 pm - Finding Dory
Directed by Angus Maclane & Andre Stanton | Cert U | 98 minutes | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents with help from her friends Nemo and Marlin. Dory embarks on an epic adventure which leads to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.
The film is a sequel to 2003's Finding Nemo and features the returning voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brook.
7 pm - La La Land
Directed by Damien Chazelle | Cert 12A | 128 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Musical
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
In Damien Chazelle’s multi-award winning modern take on the Hollywood musical, Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian, the pianist, and Emma Stone is Mia, the actress – each in Oscar-nominated performances.
10:30 am - Penguins of Madagascar
Directed by Eric Darnell & Simon J. Smith | Cert U | 92 minutes | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Super spy teams aren't born...they're hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These most elite of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organisation, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then...you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it.