Movie magic at Spalding fireworks display

Crowds enjoy A Night at the Movies fireworks spectacular at Springfields in Spalding. SG051115-229TW
Crowds enjoy A Night at the Movies fireworks spectacular at Springfields in Spalding. SG051115-229TW

It never rains but it pours at the movies most of the time, but last night the heavens cleared to make an annual fireworks display in Spalding a glittering success.

Around 2,000 spectators gathered in front of the gardens at Springfields Outlet Shopping centre for A Night at the Movies.

All smiles are William Taylor, Zak and Owen Wood.  SG0511015-116TW

All smiles are William Taylor, Zak and Owen Wood. SG0511015-116TW

Shaken but not stirred by the weather conditions from earlier in the day, the synchronised display kicked off with a flame effect explosion and unmistakable music from a James Bond film - with a double dose of sparkling action later from the film Spectre.

For the children, a colourful journey through Disney favourites had them singing and dancing.

One little girl took her coat off to reveal an Elsa dress and started dancing and a little boy on his father’s shoulders flung his arms in the air as the sky lit up in blue for Let It Go. Arnas Lenkas (5), of Spalding, said: “This is the best song ever. I really like these fireworks.”

Introduced by Lincs FM presenter John Marshall, other films visited included Pink Pantha, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and Star Wars – but the best humour was saved until nearly the end when, after another explosion, the crowd heard the iconic words of Michael Caine in The Italian Job, “You were only supposed to blow the ****** doors off!”

We put this show on for the community and are delighted at how well it went

Simon Stone, retail director at Springfields

Simon Stone, retail director at Springfields, said: “In spite of the rain earlier in the day 4,000 people were shopping after 6pm and 2,000 stayed for the fireworks. We put on this show for the community and are delighted at how well it went.“

Rebekah Dowell andLisa Powell meet Capt Jack Sparrow. SG051105-114TW

Rebekah Dowell andLisa Powell meet Capt Jack Sparrow. SG051105-114TW

Amazing display captivates the on-lookers. SG0511015-122TW

Amazing display captivates the on-lookers. SG0511015-122TW

Crowds getting excited for the show.  SG0511015-108TW

Crowds getting excited for the show. SG0511015-108TW