It’s a case of the Battle of the Brits at next week’s Screenfields, in association with Stella Artois, with Manchester’s outdoor cinema set to show either Love Actually or Notting Hill.

Online voting will open on Wednesday, with people asked to choose their favourite of the two. The film with the most votes will be shown on Thursday, weather permitting.

Both films were directed by Richard Curtis, with a predominantly British cast. In Love Actually, which came out in 2003, the film delves in to ten different love stories involving a wide variety of individuals in the frantic run up to Christmas in London. Notting Hill, which was released in 1999, concentrates on a recently divorced bookshop owner who meets a famous film actress. Love is again the focus, and it’s a guaranteed tear-jerker!

Screenfields takes place on The Lawns in Hardman Square, providing cinema-goers with the ultimate outdoor experience. The screen is in a new position; with the grass landscaped ensuring everyone gets the best seat in the house. Spinningfields’ renowned deckchairs are also back and this year they’ll be joined by some double deckchairs! Post-film, people can take advantage of the new food and drink offerings, including The Long Bar and IN BLOOM, which are located on either side of The Lawns.

This week’s screening will also see the continuation of Screenfields’ #DoubleUp competition. The competition will allow one lucky couple to win a luxury double deck chair, double drinks, and a sharing board provided by either IN BLOOM or The Long Bar. For the ultimate way to experience Screenfields just tell us why you think you deserve the prize via Twitter, remembering to #DoubleUp.

Tickets for the new-look Screenfields range from £0-£6. Screenings are scheduled for every Thursday, weather permitting, until Thursday 12th September. There will not be any films screened during the two weeks of Wimbledon.

The summer programme of events has always proved a massive draw at Spinningfields, attracting over 100,000 people down to the estate in 2012. The redesign of Hardman Square’s public realm will add an extra dimension for visitors this year, with the space set up to allow for pop-up experiential activity which recently included the Ben & Jerry’s Core Tour and Manchester’s Chai and Chaat event with The Spice Club . With Screenfields, the new-look Square, a host of new bars and eateries and SpinFest confirmed at The Oast House during Bank Holiday weekends, this summer looks set to be bigger and better than ever.

*Information regarding whether a screening will go ahead will be made available on the website and via all Spinningfields’ social media channels.

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