On Friday, 4 May 2018 the Big Screen invites you for a one-off, special screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Former scientists Galen Erso lives with his wife and daughter, Jyn on a farm where his peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his loved ones. Years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.
Watch as the adventure unfolds in Guildhall Square from 6:30pm (film commencing at 7:00pm). First-come, first-serve seating will be freely available for you to enjoy this outdoor screening. This is the second May The Fourth event we've hosted, building on the success of last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie screening which saw more than 300 of you attend.
We advised that this is a 12a rated movie by the British Board of Film Classification and as such, no one younger than 12 may see this 12A film unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view this 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for their accompanied child.
Do I need a ticket to attend?
No, you do not need a ticket to attend.
Will seating be available on the night?
Portsmouth City Council Events Team will provide a limited number of seating which will be freely available for use to those attending.
Can I bring my own seating?
You may bring your own seating for that extra bit of comfort.
Will there be a programme available for this event?
No programmes will be available for this event.
What time should I arrive?
The event will set up from 6:30pm where the film will start at 7:00pm.
What time will the event end?
The film is expected to end at around 09:30pm.
Can I bring a picnic?
Guests may bring as much food and non-alcoholic beverages as they like.
Can I bring alcoholic beverages?
Guildhall Square is an alcohol-free zone. Alcoholic beverages will be confiscated and may be poured away by security.
What are my travel options to the Big Screen Portsmouth?
The Big Screen is located in Guildhall Square, right by Portsmouth & Southsea Train station. As you exit the station, turn left and head underneath the council offices. trains will run from this station to all major UK railway stations. Check your last trains before attending this event.
Though busses will be available to bring you to our event, there may not be any to take you home afterwards. We would advise taking the Stage Coach 700 to Commercial Road, Portsmouth and then walking in the opposite direction past Portsmouth & Southsea Train Station towards the Guildhall Square.
The Isambard Brunel Car Park is the nearest to the Big Screen Portsmouth offering parking for the day from £4.65. When leaving this car park, exit left towards the Guildhall Bell tower. You'll need to walk up steps by a bridge crossing, this will take you to Guildhall Square.
What happens if it rains?
There is a chance that the event may be cancelled should the weather become too adverse. Information will keep you informed as well as hosts and security will be on hand to provide assistance.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a trademark of LucasFilm Ltd. and The Walt Disney Company. This event is presented through license approved from The Walt Disney Company. The event is presented to you for free by Portsmouth City Council and The University of Portsmouth, in partnership.