The deckchairs are ready and waiting this weekend for groups of families and friends taking up the opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy the next batch of free city centre film screenings.

While the recent sunshine has provided the perfect backdrop to the return of the summer pop-up cinema in Newcastle's Old Eldon Square, the change to more variable weather ahead of the weekend is unlikely to dampen the spirits of movie fans keen to catch some big-screen action.

Screen on the Green is showing a mix of blockbusters, classics and - timed for the school summer holidays - a pick of children's favourites too over its run, which on Friday featured Abominable at noon followed by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at 6pm.

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Film screenings continue twice-daily and, with a programme extending to September, that means there is plenty more choice to come.

For those wanting to plan their diaries, here is the film schedule for this weekend and for the rest of the summer.

Screen on the Green film programme

Saturday, July 31 - 12pm Trolls: World Tour; 3pm Yesterday (12a)

Sunday, August 1 - 12pm Tom and Jerry: The Movie; 3pm Summerland (12a)

Monday, August 2 - 12pm The Call of The Wild; 6pm The Notebook (12a)

Tuesday, August 3 - 12pm Cheaper By The Dozen; 6pm Cheaper By The Dozen 2

Wednesday, August 4 - 12pm Dora and The Lost City Of Gold; 6pm Radioactive (12a)

Thursday, August 5 - 12pm Daddy Day Care; 6pm E.T.

Friday, August 6 - 12pm Sonic The Hedgehog; 6pm Spider-Man: Far From Home (12a)

Saturday, August 7 - 12pm Onward; 3pm Misbehaviour (12a)

Sunday, August 8 - 12pm Two By Two: Overboard; 3pm Ocean’s 8 (12a)

Monday, August 9 - 12pm Zootropolis; 6pm You’ve Got Mail

Tuesday, August 10 - 12pm Spies In Disguise; 6pm Ordinary Love (12a)

Wednesday, August 11 - 12pm Smurfs: The Lost Village; 6pm Emma (2020)

Thursday, August 12 - 12pm Matilda; 6pm Big (12a)

Friday, August 13 - 12pm Big Hero 6; 6pm X-Men: Dark Phoenix (12a)

Saturday, August 14 -12pm Witches (2021); 3pm Ride Like A Girl

Sunday, August 15 - 12pm Paddington 2; 3pm Doctor Strange (12a)

Monday, August 16 - 12pm Turbo; 6pm Maid In Manhattan

Tuesday, August 17 -12pm Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon; 6pm Captain Marvel (12a)

Wednesday, August 18 - 12pmSpycies; 6pm Harriet (12a)

Thursday, August 19 - 12pm Mary Poppins (1964); 6pm Sleepless In Seattle

Friday, August 20 - 12pm Pinocchio; 6pm Ad Astra

Saturday, August 21 - 12pm Coco; 3pm Miss Perigrene’s Home For Peculiar Children (12a)

Sunday, August 22 - 12pm Finding Nemo; 3pm Finding Dory

Monday, August 23 - 12pm The Secret Life Of Pets 2; 6pm Music and Lyrics (12a)

Tuesday, August 24 - 12pm Maya The Bee 3: Golden Orb; 6pm Divergent (12a)

Wednesday, August 25 - 12pm The Addams Family; 6pm Definitely, Maybe (12a)

Thursday, August 26 - 12pm Holes; 6pm Romeo and Juliet (12a)

Friday, August 27 - 12pm Storm Boy; 6pm Tenet (12a)

Saturday, August 28 - 12pm Maleficent; 3pm Wonder Woman (12a)

Sunday, August 29 - 12pm Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil; 3pm Wonder Woman 1984 (12a)

Monday, August 30 - 12pm Toy Story 4; 6pm Moulin Rouge (12a)

Tuesday, August 31 - 12pmThe Lion King; 6pm Little Women (2019)

Wednesday, September 1 -12pm Fantastic Mr Fox; 6pm Shazam! (12a)

Thursday, September 2 - 12pm The Parent Trap; 6pm Mrs Doubtfire (12a)

Friday, September 3 - 12pm Up; 6pm MIB: International (12a)

Saturday, September 4 - 12pm Dolittle; 3pm Nomadland (12a)

Sunday, September 5 -12pm Playmobil:The Movie; 3pm Stardust

Adding extra interest to Screen of the Green is an adjacent PlayShapes exhibit of 16 one-metre cubes which break down into various shapes and which visitors can reconfigure into sculptures.

For more about NE1's Summer in the City plans, of which the Screen on the Green attractions are part, keep an eye out here and sign up here to a Chroniclelive newsletter to keep updated with all local news.