Dorchester Youth Extra welcomes you to their ever popular open air cinema event. We are screening three films this year! Gates open at 2pm for you to find a good spot. There will be hot food, candy floss, popcorn, nachos, ice-cream and delicious coffee on sale – everything you need to complete your cinema experience. There will even be a licenced bar for the grown-ups! 

4pm The show begins with Wallace and Gromit in ‘A Grand Day Out’ 

4.30pm Followed by the charming ‘WALL-E’ 

6.45pm Rounding off with the thrilling ‘Apollo 13’ 

9 – 10pm Festival of Light: a chance to see the wonderful display of lanterns as night falls.

You can also visit Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon at Dorchester Corn Exchange today from 10am to 8pm. Admission free. 

Our guide to getting the best out of your visit:

Do bring your own seats or rugs. You are welcome to bring your own picnics – but do also support our caterers (see above!) Please DON’T bring tents, gazebos or BBQs. Dress for the weather. The show will go on rain or shine! Try to come by public transport or walk if you live locally, to avoid congestion. The event site is very close to Dorchester’s railway stations and bus stops. Car parking is available at the Fairfield Market Car Park across the road, or at other car parks in town. 

For any further information please contact the event organiser Emma Scott on 01305 819463, or email her at

A Grand Day Out

Wallace and Gromit enjoy a day out with a difference when a quest to find cheese prompts a visit to the moon. Despite a few hiccups with their homemade rocket, the duo makes a successful lunar landing, arriving just in time for lunch. But a strange, mechanical being isn’t too happy to see Wallace eating slices of moon cheese…

With just moments to spare, Wallace and Gromit make it back to the safety of their rocket before the Cooker dishes out its punishment. The machine has spotted Wallace’s skiing brochure and is captivated…that looks fun! But as Wallace and Gromit make their escape, it seems the Cooker’s dreams of mountains and apres-ski will never be realised…but hang on, what are those two metal things that have fallen from the rocket? Alone on the moon once more, the Cooker attaches two pieces of metal to its feet and lunar skiing is born!


This year will be a space and moon theme for the open air cinema event at Maumbury Rings, and what better way to launch it will a Pixar classic Wall-E. 

WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. But during 700 years, WALL-E has developed a personality, and he’s more than a little lonely. Then he spots EVE (Elissa Knight), a sleek and shapely probe sent back to Earth on a scanning mission. Smitten WALL-E embarks on his greatest adventure yet when he follows EVE across the galaxy.